Two Approaches to Generate Questions in Basque

Itziar Aldabe , Itziar Gonzalez-Dios , Iñigo Lopez-Gazpio , Ion Madrazo , Montse Maritxalar


This article presents a chunker-based question generator (QG) and a QG system based on syntactic dependencies. Both systems generate questions in Basque at sentence level and make use of the animate/inanimate feature of the nouns, named entities, semantic roles of the verbs, and the morphology of the NPs. Two experiments to generate questions were carried out based on educational texts. Then, a linguist analysed the grammaticality and relevance of the generated questions, as well as their interrogative pronoun.

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