Brief: A free question answering system
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  • Currently the system has numerous sources (Glimpse, Man pages, Google, etc.) only a couple of which are working, but that is a good start. They are integrated as a unilang agent. There is a type classifier and work is being done to set up automatic routing of questions to quac (routing being done by the corpus system, maybe its name needs to be changed to reflect its new activities). One other FRDCSA system, called seeker, is related and should be integrated. For instance, here is an example output from one of the custom submodules, called defqa (Definitional Question Answering), when asked to define Kerberos kerberos run [ARG0 clocks] [ARG0 I] [ARG0 we] [ARGM-MOD can] download [ARG0 non-US residents] [ARG2 from this ftp site] establish [ARG0 Our mission] [ARG2 as the universal authentication platform for the world 's computer networks] troubleshoot [ARG0 you] affect [ARG0 the new US export regulations] supports [ARG0 The Internet Kermit Service daemon C-Kermit 7.0] [ARG0 Hummingbird Communications Ltd.] [ARGM-LOC on Win32 platforms with their HostExplorer product] [ARG0 WRQ Inc.] [ARGM-LOC on Win32 platforms with their Reflection Secure and Reflection Signature products] developed [ARGM-LOC in the Athena Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT] [ARGM-LOC in the mid-'80s as part of MIT 's Project Athena 2] deploying [R-ARG0 a server] use [ARG0 NT 5.0] [ARGM-ADV indeed] [ARGM-MOD will] [ARG0 your organization] [ARG0 NT 5.0] [ARGM-MOD would] [ARG0 network services] [ARG2 for authentication] [R-ARG0 that] [ARG0 I] [ARGM-MNR through a firewall] [ARG0 normal network applications] [ARG2 for authentication] support [ARG0 relatively few applications] [ARGM-ADV Unfortunately] [ARGM-MNR to this degree] [ARG0 vendors] implement [ARG0 The following vendors] [ARGM-LOC in some of their products] move [ARG2 into them] becomes [ARG2 the default authentication technology for the enterprise] [ARGM-TMP then] created [ARG0 by MIT] [ARG2 as a solution to these network security problems] [ARGM-TMP in the 1980 's] integrated [ARG2 with other parts of the system] [ARGM-MOD must] allowed [ARGM-MOD must] [C-ARG1 to pass through any firewalls between hosts] using [ARG0 the objects] fits downloading [ARG2 from this site] used [ARG2 as a base for building separate distributed authorization services 14] [ARGM-LOC In this manner] [ARGM-MOD can] designed [ARG2 as part of project Athena at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT] link-grammar: Info: Freeing dictionary en/4.0.dict link-grammar: Info: Freeing dictionary en/4.0.affix andrewdo@ai:~$