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Title:Comparing IPL2 and Yahoo! Answers: A Case Study of Digital Reference and Community Based Question Answering
Author(s):Wu, Dan; He, Daqing
Subject(s):digital reference
community-based question and answering
Yahoo! answers
case study
Abstract:In this paper, we took IPL2 and Yahoo! Answers as the two samples for our case study of digital references and community-based Q&A sites. We examined the services of the two systems based on 200 real questions raised in IPL2 and their similar questions found in Yahoo! Answers. Question type, topic classification, answer type, and answer time delay were compared between the similar questions in these two platforms. The result analysis showed that the two systems classify their questions differently, and the types of the questions asked are different too. It took much longer time to obtain answers from IPL2, whereas different types of questions in Yahoo! Answers generated dramatically different response time. However, some differences also demonstrated that there is need to consider integrating certain ideas in the two systems.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Citation Info:Wu, D., & He, D. (2014). Comparing IPL2 and Yahoo! Answers: A Case Study of Digital Reference and Community Based Question Answering. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 675 - 681). doi:10.9776/14315
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Other Identifier(s):315
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28

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