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Multilingual Question Answering at CLEF 2008

In QA@CLEF 2008 a main tasks and a number of additional exercises will be proposed. The main task scenario will be event-targeted QA on a heterogeneous document collection (news articles and Wikipedia), consisting of different monolingual and cross-language sub-tasks.
A detailed description of the tasks is given in the guidelines.

The following additional exercises will be also proposed:

  • The Answer Validation Exercise in its third round will be aimed at evaluating answer validation systems based on Recognizing Textual Entailment;
  • QAST will focus on Question Answering over speech transcription of seminars;
  • QA-WSD will provide the questions and collections with already disambiguated Word Senses in order to study their contribution to QA performance.

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