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Re: [ontolog-forum] IBM Watson & source code

To: doug@xxxxxxxxxx, "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Ali Hashemi <ali@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:06:16 -0500
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On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 8:47 PM, doug foxvog <doug@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

This really did seem like a battle of the clickers.  It was often
obvious that the other two clicked, but Watson beat them on the
draw.  At least twice Brian Ritter beat Watson on the click when
Watson was very sure of its answer.  Another time Watson was
over it's threshold, but in its "probable" range (indicated by
yellow) and Ken Jennings beat it.  Likely it was working on
strengthening its certainty level before clicking.

I'd really like to know to what degree, the displayed visualization of Watson's top 3 answers and confidences correspond to real time in the video we were being shown.
I would like to see figures for the number of times that the other
contestants clicked their buzzers, but Watson clicked first.

There were also a large number of questions which were quite
straight forward look-ups.  These would be no challenge for
Watson's algorithms.

Yes, entire categories seemed to largely involve the cross referencing of a couple of facts; probably yielding a clear confidence profile.

-- doug foxvog

> John

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