Business Intelligence

Model-Driven Restricted-Domain Adaptation Of Question Answering Systems For Business Intelligence

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Executive Summary

Business Intelligence (BI) applications no longer limit their analysis to structured databases, but they also need to obtain actionable information from unstructured sources (e.g. data from the Web, etc.). Interestingly, Question Answering (QA) systems are good candidates for these purposes, since they allow users to obtain concise answers to questions stated in natural language from a collection of text documents. Traditionally, QA systems include patterns for dealing with a large spectrum of general questions, namely Open-Domain Question Answering (ODQA). However, BI users should be aware of asking questions related to a specific activity of the business (e.g. healthcare, agricultural, transportation, etc.).

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