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By Zhiming Bao

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Title: Special issue on interactive question answering: Introduction
Author: N. Webb
Institution: University at Albany, State University of New York
Author: Bonnie Webber
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Abstract: In this introduction, we present our overview of interactive question answering (IQA). We contextualize IQA in the wider field of question answering, and establish connections to research in Information Retrieval and Dialogue Systems. We highlight the development of QA as a field, and identify challenges in the present research paradigm for which IQA is a potential solution. Finally, we present an overview of papers in this special issue, drawing connections between these and the challenges they address.

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This article appears IN Natural Language Engineering Vol. 15, Issue 1, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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