Open Source Text Processing Project: causeofwhy

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Cause of Why

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The goal of this project is to implement a Question Answering (QA) system that answers causal type questions. We use Wikipedia as a knowledge base, extracting answers to user questions from the articles.

Currently we are focused on getting the system’s engine working, so the user interface is on the back burner right now. Please stay tuned for lots of updates!

Causal Questions

Causal questions are generally why-questions. They ask for a reason or a cause, such as “Why do birds sing?”. This differs from other QA systems, which usually try to answer factoid questions, such as “Where is the Louvre located?”.

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