Thesis / Dissertation

Place-related question answering: From questions to relevant answers

Ehsan Hamzei, Stephan Winter (ed.)

Published : 2021


In everyday communications, people talk about space by referring to places. While the common sense notion of place is understandable to humans, formalising place in a computational model remains a challenging issue. The strong context dependency, diverse metaphorical uses, indeterminacy of boundaries, and vernacular reference use are major challenges in making place knowledge digestible for computers. This research aims to utilise domain knowledge to study place-related questions and their corresponding answers, and to develop models and methods to answer the questions. In the context of place-related question answering, this study investigates what people expect from computers to understan..

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