Articles written in Sadhana
Volume 44 Issue 3 March 2019 Article ID 0062
The question answering system plays an important role in information retrieval field, where the user is in need of getting a precise answer instead of large collections of documents. The aim of this paper is to investigate techniques for improving sentence-based question answering system. To achieve this, a POS-Taggerbased question pattern analysis model is proposed to identify question type based on pattern template for the user-submitted query. Next, the knowledge base is created from a large corpus by clustering the documents by grouping on domain context. The proposed semantic-word-based answer generator model deals with the user query mapping with an appropriate sentence in the knowledge base. By the proposed models, the system reduces the search gap among user queries and answer sentences using Wordnet. It considers word order, overlap, sentence similarity, string distance, unambiguous words and semantic similarity of words. The proposed algorithm evaluates with benchmark datasets such as 20Newsgroup and TREC-9 QA, and proves its efficiency by statistical test for significance.