IIT Madras HackU 2013

Yahoo! AnswersEx

By KVS Dileep

Team One Man Army


Why? Users ask questions in Yahoo! Answers, but they have no idea when it will be answered. Going by the intuition that easy questions get answered first and difficult ones get resolved later, predicting the ease or difficulty is a hard problem. What? Given a new question to the Yahoo! Answers system, an expectation is given as to how easy or difficult it is to get an answer to his question from the system point of view. How? Use some topic modeling and significant term finding to get some judgement as to the difficulty of the question...

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