This volume constitutes the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems, FQAS 2006, held in Milano, Italy, on June 7-10, 2006. FQAS 2006 is preceded by the 1994, 1996 and 1998 editions, held in Roskilde, Denmark.Morerecently, FQAS2000washeldin Warsaw, Poland, and the 2002 and 2004 editions were held in Copenhagen, Denmark, and in Lyon, France, respectively. FQAS is the premier conference concerned with the very important issue of providing users of information systems with ?exible querying capabilities and with an easy and intuitive access to information. More speci?cally, the overall theme of the FQAS conferences is the modelling and design of innovative and ?exible modalities for accessing information systems. The main objective is to achievemoreexpressive, informative, cooperative, andproductivesystemswhich facilitate retrieval from information repositories such as databases, libraries, heterogeneous archives, and the Web. The usual information systems are typically equipped with standard query languages or access modalities which are often inadequate to express user needs aswellastoe?ectivelyvisualizetheretrievedresults.FQASisamultidisciplinary conference that draws on several research areas, including information retrieval, database management, information ?ltering, knowledge representation, com- tational linguistics and natural language processing, arti?cial intelligence, soft computing, classical and non-classical logics, and humanacomputer interaction. Several?eldsarecoveredbythepapersincludedintheconferenceproceedings amongwhich areinformation retrieval, databasemanagement, query-answering, knowledgediscoveryandminingtechniques, semanticWebtechnologiesspanning fromontology and context modelling, user modelling and personalization.At the moment, for 34.21% of the questions the system does not get a correct candidate answer in the proposed list. This is due to: 1. ... A database of questions and answers is the basis upon which the evaluation is carried out. 396 questionsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Flexible Query Answering Systems|
|Author||:||Henrik Legind Larsen|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-05-30|