We describe a novel and flexible method that translates free-text queries to structured queries for filling out web forms. This can benefit searching in web databases which only allow access to their information through complex web forms. We introduce boosting and discounting heuristics, and use the constraints imposed by a web form to find a solution both efficiently and effectively. Our method is more efficient and shows improved performance over a baseline system.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems, FQAS 2013|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2013|
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
Tjin-Kam-Jet, K., Trieschnigg, R. B., & Hiemstra, D. (2013). Using a stack decoder for structured search. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems, FQAS 2013 (pp. 519-530). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 8132). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40769-7_45