question-answering system

question-answering system

[′kwes·chən ′an·sə·riŋ ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
An information retrieval system in which a direct answer is expected in response to a submitted query, rather than a set of references that may contain the answers.
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They cover development models, knowledge management, fuzzy logic, agent-based systems, artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms, and soft computing systems, with case studies of a multiagent e-learning system, diet planner, and a question-answering system.
According to a report by BBC News, 'Watson' is a new question-answering system based on natural language.
2001) is claimed to be the first general-purpose, fully-automated question-answering system available on the web.
The establishment of shared theoretical frameworks, combined with the availability of data and processing power, has yielded remarkable successes in various component tasks such as speech recognition, image classification, autonomous vehicles, machine translation, legged locomotion, and question-answering systems.
In this role, Niles was the principal investigator on several research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, including the development of next generation question-answering systems.