By Yuzuru Tanaka, Kimihito Ito (auth.), Henning Christiansen, Mohand-Saïd Hacid, Troels Andreasen, Henrik Legind Larsen (eds.)
ThisvolumeconstitutestheproceedingsoftheSixthInternationalConferenceon versatile question Answering structures, FQAS 2004, held in Lyon, France, on June 24–26, 2004. FQAS is the optimum convention for researchers and practitioners fascinated with the very important activity of delivering effortless, ?exible, and intuitive entry to details for all types of desire. This multidisciplinary convention attracts on numerous study components, together with databases, info retrieval, wisdom illustration, tender computing, multimedia, and human-computer interplay. With FQAS 2004, the FQAS convention sequence celebrated its 10th anniversary because it has been held each years given that 1994. the final subject matter of the FQAS meetings is leading edge question platforms geared toward delivering effortless, ?exible, and intuitive entry to info. Such structures are meant to facilitate retrieval from info repositories akin to databases, libraries, and the internet. those repositories tend to be outfitted with average question platforms which are frequently insufficient for clients. the focal point of FQAS is the improvement of question structures which are extra expressive, informative, cooperative, efficient, and intuitive to use.