Re: Well, well, well ........ Who'd have a'thunk it?
Read NIST TREC?
Examples of the Search for Answers to Definition Questions. When searching for answers to definition
questions in The Brothers Karamazov I have in particular gotten the following kinds of answers:
Question: Do you hate me so much? I am leaving you! Two answers with Compatibility 35.4% And if I am
and with Compatibility 26.3% You are a fool, that's what you are
My next remark: Why do you insult me? You called me a fool, you said that I am insane! How could you?
Answer with Compatibility 36.6% : You are a fool, that's what you are
Question: Listen, you are a hooligan and ruffian! You insult me for nothing! I challenge you to a duel!
Answer with Compatibility 19.5%: Why do you insult me (This phrase is borrowed from the history of
the interrogation and it’s mine).
Question: I am attacking you! Are you ready to defend yourself? Answer with Compatibility 33.3%: You
are a fool, that's what you are
I also asked (Clone of) Plato36 some definition (descriptive) questions:
Question: You are dead for many years. I took your speeches and analyzed them closely. I understood what
you are speaking about and how are you speaking. Now I can reconstruct your soul base on your
contemplations. Answer with Compatibility 31.6% : And who are you
Question: I am your grandson. Answer with Compatibility 28.9%: CALLICLES: Yes, I do; but what is the
Question: I need to get the proof that this is you and you can talk and think. Would you ask me something
that I will know that this is you? Answer with Compatibility 41.4%: SOCRATES: And what would you
consider this to be
Question: I know that you like an order. You always were tried to build a system of understanding, the
system that helps to understand everything. I know that you looked for somebody that knows. Did you find
one who knows? Answer with Compatibility 13.4%: You have been proved to see that which you do not
see; and you have already admitted that seeing is knowing, and that not-seeing is not-knowing: I leave
you to draw the inference
Question: Am I right? Did I understand you? Answer with Compatibility 14.0%: CALLICLES: I will do
you the favour of saying 'yes