Automatic question answering is a widely studied problem in natural language processing with applications including entity extraction and information retrieval. Most of the existing works in this area tackles a restricted problem of factoid question answering, while others use answer sentence selection. As of now not much work has been done on text-based question answering, where sufficiently long answers are generated corresponding to each question. Continue reading
This article is a successor to the previous post Simple Markov Model for correcting Transliterated Queries. The key feature of the introduced model are:
- Can be retrained on a new dataset of well spelled queries in mixed languages such as Hindi-English, English-French, Hindi-Bengali, etc.
- No need of an annotated dataset, only need well spelled queries.
- Can be trained on smaller dataset – ~10K queries, giving reasonable performance.
- A trained model on English corpus is provided, queries are taken from Yahoo webscope – 150K questions. Continue reading
Point of Interests(POI) can be defined as an attractive location or an item which someone may find useful of some particular interest. A brief description related to check-in based POI can be found in Joint Modeling of User Check-in Behaviors for Real-time Point-of-Interest Recommendation.