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Presentation 2010-12-21 13:00
[Invited Talk] Building Watson -- Can a Computer Compete against the Best Human Contestants in the TV Quiz Show --
Hiroshi Kanayama (IBM Japan) NLC2010-23 SP2010-96
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) IBM Research undertook a challenge to build a computer system, Watson, that could compete at the human champion level in real time on the American TV Quiz show, Jeopardy! With the advancement and integration of Natural Language Processing (NLP), Information Retrieval (IR), Machine Learning (ML), massively parallel computation and Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR&R), Watson is performing at human expert-levels in terms of precision, confidence and speed at the Jeopardy! Quiz show. Our results strongly suggest that our architecture is effective and extensible and may be used as a foundation for combining, deploying, evaluating and advancing a wide range of algorithmic techniques to rapidly advance the field of open domain question answering.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Question Answering / TV Quiz Show / Natural Language Processing / / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 110, no. 356, NLC2010-23, pp. 89-89, Dec. 2010.
Paper # NLC2010-23 
Date of Issue 2010-12-13 (NLC, SP) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee NLC SP  
Conference Date 2010-12-20 - 2010-12-21 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) National Olympics Memorial Youth Center 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Information Access, Speech and Language Processing, etc. 
Paper Information
Registration To NLC 
Conference Code 2010-12-NLC-SP 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Sub Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Title (in English) Building Watson 
Sub Title (in English) Can a Computer Compete against the Best Human Contestants in the TV Quiz Show 
Keyword(1) Question Answering  
Keyword(2) TV Quiz Show  
Keyword(3) Natural Language Processing  
1st Author's Name Hiroshi Kanayama  
1st Author's Affiliation IBM Research - Tokyo (IBM Japan)
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Date Time 2010-12-21 13:00:00 
Presentation Time 55 
Registration for NLC 
Paper # IEICE-NLC2010-23,IEICE-SP2010-96 
Volume (vol) IEICE-110 
Number (no) no.356(NLC), no.357(SP) 
Page p.89 
#Pages IEICE-1 
Date of Issue IEICE-NLC-2010-12-13,IEICE-SP-2010-12-13 

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