Keywords based Closed Domain Question Answering System for Indian Penal Code Sections and Indian Amendment Laws

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Rohini P. Kamdi 1,* Avinash J. Agrawal 2

1. SRCOEM, M.Tech, Computer Science Engineering, Nagpur, India

2. SRCOEM, Associate Professor, Computer Science Engineering, Nagpur, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 5 Apr. 2015 / Revised: 5 Aug. 2015 / Accepted: 20 Sep. 2015 / Published: 8 Nov. 2015

Index Terms

Question Answering, Information Retrieval Natural language processing, Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, Indian Amendment laws, keywords and knowledge-base


In information retrieval, Question Answering (QA) is the task of answering a question posed in natural language (NL) using either a pre-structured database or a collection of natural language documents without human intervention. Question Answering systems are categorized on their available resource for answers. The domain specific Question Answering System gives more exact and correct answers than web based Question Answering system as it is limited for only one domain resource to answer. This paper proposes the closed domain Question Answering System for handling the legal documents of Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections and Indian Amendment Laws to retrieve more precise answers. This system tries to retrieve the exact answers from stored knowledge-base for the query related to Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections and Indian Amendment Laws asked by user. This Keyword based Question Answering System works on structured, unstructured and non-question form queries. The closed domain Question Answering system gives more accurate answer than other open domain system as it restricted single resource. Keywords from both queries and answer corpus play important role for extracting answer.

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Rohini P. Kamdi, Avinash J. Agrawal, "Keywords based Closed Domain Question Answering System for Indian Penal Code Sections and Indian Amendment Laws", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.7, no.12, pp.57-67, 2015. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2015.12.06


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