[Corpora-List] Does anybody know a classified faq collection?

Eric Atwell eric at comp.leeds.ac.uk
Mon May 16 23:16:01 CEST 2005


I don't know of a FAQ collection classified according to your preferred
semantic classes, but there are plenty of FAQ websites whcih you could
trawl to collect your own corpus. For example, the language of the FAQ
of Leeds University School of Computing http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/faq
is used as a Corpus in:

Abu Shawar, Bayan; Atwell, Eric. A chatbot system as a tool to animate a
corpus. to appear in ICAME Journal, vol. 29, pp. 5-24. 2005

We couldnt find any standards for FAQ structure or analysis whcih applied
across a wide range of FAQ websites; so please let us see your analysis
results when you've finished :-)

Eric Atwell, Leeds University (pp Bayan Abu Shawar)

On Mon, 16 May 2005, Ling Yin wrote:

> Dear all,


> I am studying relationships between different parts of a topic

> expression and different discourse constituencies (the theme/rheme

> distinction covered by information structure theory). Instead of using a

> collection of aligned topics and discourses, I plan to use a collection

> of frequent asked questions (FAQs). Here I take a question as a topic

> expression and the answer as a disourse on the topic. Can anybody

> provide a faq collection (preferably classified according to semantic

> classes such as definitional, procedural and causal)?


> Please also tell me if you know a document collection with

> annotated information structure or a system which does such annotation

> automaticall.


> Thanks in advance!


> Ling


Eric Atwell, Senior Lecturer, Computer Vision and Language research group,
School of Computing, University of Leeds, LEEDS LS2 9JT, England
TEL: +44-113-2335430 FAX: +44-113-2335468 http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/eric

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