Yahoo! Answers

Best answer prediction on Yahoo! Answers data

Given a question asked on Yahoo Answers, predicts which of the answers given by the users is the best one.
Uses Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning algorithms to analyze the textual content of the questions and the answers, but also the expertise of the users in a specific domain and their behavior in the community.
Achieved ~21%-27% improvement over state of the art.
Developed during the internship at Yahoo! Labs Barcelona.
Coded in Java.
Already accepted, to appear on ACM Transaction on Information Systems.


Luca Aiello