A Framework for Building an Educational Question Answering System

Heba Samy, Ehab E. Hassanein, Khaled Shaalan


A question answering unit in any educational system can be very helpful and effective for enhancing the learning process. This paper introduces a design for the building blocks and workflow for an educational question answering system that can enhance the learning process. This system uses an Arabic ontology as a prototype to prove its efficiency. It depends mainly on natural language processing techniques that exist in the research area. A rule-based question classification method is created as well as a querying process depending on named entity recognition and pre-made templates.

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