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Taming Text: How to Find, Organize, and Manipulate It by Grant S. Ingersoll, Thomas S. Morton, and Andrew L. Farris

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Chapter 8. Building an example question answering system

In this chapter

  • Applying techniques for automatically tagging documents
  • Enabling document and subdocument tags to be leveraged in search
  • Reranking documents returned by Solr based on additional criteria
  • Generating possible answers to users’ questions

In the previous chapters, we’ve looked at different technologies and approaches independently. Though we’ve still managed to build useful applications focusing on one or two technologies, often you need to combine several of the tools we’ve described so far to get the job done. For instance, search and tagging (classification) with faceting are a natural fit, as are clustering and search, when it comes to helping users find and discover ...

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