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Title: Efficient Arabic query auto-completion for question answering at a university
Authors: AbdelHafez, Momin 
Khateeb, Ghaydaa 
Yahya, Adnan 
Keywords: Query Completion;Querying (Computer science);Arabic Question Answering;Arabic Query Completion;Electronic information resource searching;Arabic Query Suggestion
Issue Date: 14-Nov-2022
Publisher: IEEE
Source: Momin AbdelHafez, Ghaydaa Khateeb, Adnan Yahya. Efficient Arabic Query Auto-Completion for Question Answering at a University. The 23rd International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT2022). 22-24 Oct 2022 | Abu Dhabi, UAE
Conference: 23rd International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT'2022) 
Abstract: In this paper we describe an implementation of an Arabic query auto-completion system for student question- answering at a University. Auto-completion (AC) has recently been part of many user interfaces, such as search bars on web pages, social media sites and mobile applications. We investigate multiple approaches to completion candidate generation and ranking and the role Arabic NLP may play in that. After experimenting with other options, we collected the data used in our system directly from students at the University. This data can be expanded to account for more types of queries and ways to express information needs. We describe our dataset, give an evaluation of individual system components and of the system results in general. Our goal is to improve the answer search experience by reducing the time of entering the query and biasing the completed query towards unambiguous and easily answerable questions. Finally, we give an informal evaluation of overall results and the improvement resulting from using QAC for our QA system.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11889/7196
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