In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2013), pages 354--361, Potsdam, Germany, March, 2013. Association for Computational Linguistics. Paper Link abstract bibtex 14 downloads
In this paper we consider the issue of answering a query with a query. Although these are com- mon, with the exception of Clarification Requests, they have not been studied empirically. After briefly reviewing different theoretical approaches on this subject, we present a corpus study of query responses in the British National Corpus and develop a taxonomy for query responses. We sketch a formal analysis of the response categories in the framework of KoS.