Editor: Tomek Strzalkowski, State University of New York at Albany
Editor: Sanda Harabagiu, University of Texas at Dallas
Hardback: ISBN: 1402047444 Pages: 610 Price: Europe EURO 194.95
Hardback: ISBN: 1402047444 Pages: 610 Price: U.K. £ 150.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1402047444 Pages: 610 Price: U.S. $ 259
Automated question answering - the ability of a machine to answer questions, simple or complex, posed in ordinary human language - is one of today's most exciting technological developments. It has all the markings of a disruptive technology, one that is poised to displace the existing search methods and establish new standards for user-centered access to information.
This book gives a comprehensive and detailed look at the current approaches to automated question answering. The level of presentation is suitable for newcomers to the field as well as for professionals wishing to study this area and/or to build practical QA systems. The book can serve as a "how-to" handbook for IT practitioners and system developers. It can also be used to teach advanced graduate courses in Computer Science, Information Science and related disciplines. The readers will acquire in-depth practical knowledge of this critical new technology.