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By Antal van den Bosch

This booklet is the results of a bunch of researchers from assorted disciplines asking themselves one query: what does it take to enhance a working laptop or computer interface that listens, talks, and will solution questions in a website? First, evidently, it takes really good modules for speech reputation and synthesis, human interplay administration (dialogue, enter fusion, and multimodal output fusion), simple query knowing, and solution discovering. whereas all modules are researched as self reliant subfields, this e-book describes the advance of state of the art modules and their integration right into a unmarried, operating program in a position to answering clinical (encyclopedic) questions akin to "How lengthy is anyone with measles contagious?" or "How am i able to hinder RSI?".

The contributions during this publication, which grew out of the IMIX venture funded via the Netherlands supplier for clinical study, rfile the advance of the program, but additionally deal with extra common matters in traditional language processing, resembling the advance of multidimensional discussion structures, the purchase of taxonomic wisdom from textual content, resolution fusion, series processing for domain-specific entity acceptance, and syntactic parsing for query answering. jointly, they give an summary of crucial findings and classes discovered within the scope of the IMIX venture, making the booklet of curiosity to either educational and advertisement builders of human-machine interplay platforms in Dutch or the other language.

Highlights contain: integrating multi-modal enter fusion in discussion administration (Van Schooten and Op den Akker), state of the art methods to the extraction of time period versions (Van der Plas, Tiedemann, and Fahmi; Tjong Kim Sang, Hofmann, and De Rijke), and multi-modal resolution fusion (two chapters through Van Hooijdonk, Bosma, Krahmer, Maes, Theune, and Marsi).

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Like IBM's Watson, the IMIX procedure defined within the booklet provides certainly phrased responses to obviously posed questions. the place Watson can merely generate man made speech, the IMIX method additionally acknowledges speech. however, Watson is ready to win a tv quiz, whereas the IMIX procedure is domain-specific, answering basically to scientific questions.

"The Netherlands has constantly been one of many leaders within the basic box of Human Language expertise, and IMIX isn't any exception. It was once a really formidable application, with a remarkably winning functionality resulting in fascinating effects. The groups coated a notable volume of territory within the basic sphere of multimodal  query answering and data supply, query answering, info extraction and part technologies."

Eduard Hovy, USC, united states, Jon Oberlander, collage of Edinburgh, Scotland, and Norbert Reithinger, DFKI, Germany 

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