Questions tagged [question-answering]

For questions about the question answering discipline, which is concerned with building systems that automatically answer questions posed by humans in a natural language.

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How to generate a response while considering past questions as well?

User: What is the tallest mountain? Agent: Everest User: Where is it located? # Agent hears: "Where is Everest located?" Agent: Nepal I want to be able ...
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Is there a survey that describes the most effective approaches for an answer retrieval problem?

I have a dataset that contains pairs of a question and an answer. My problem is to train a model that can search for the right answer from the pool of my answers given the newly input question, so ...
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Predicting yes/no questions with input query

If I have information about a person e.g. their lifestyle, how big is their house, where they live, their income history, I can build a model to predict their future income. But what if my task is not ...
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Can Facebook's LASER be used like BERT?

Can Facebook's LASER be fine-tuned like BERT for Question Answering tasks or Sentiment Analysis? From my understanding, they created an embedding that allows for similar words in different languages ...
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How does BERT answer questions?

I have been trying to understand how the BERT model works. Specifically, I am trying to understand how it picks up answers to questions on a given passage. I have tried following this blog post and, ...
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How is the F1 score calculated in a question-answering system?

I have an NLP model for answer-extraction. So, basically, I have a paragraph and a question as input, and my model extracts the span of the paragraph that corresponds to the answer to the question. I ...
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How to fine tune BERT for question answering?

I wish to train two domain-specific models: Domain 1: Constitution and related Legal Documents Domain 2: Technical and related documents. For Domain 1, I've access to a text-corpus with texts from ...
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Will structured knowledge bases continue to be used in question answering with the likes of BERT gaining popularity?

This may come across as an open and opinion-based question, I definitely want to hear expert opinions on the subject, but I am also looking for references to materials that I can read deeply. One of ...
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Are there any approaches other than deep learning to deal with unexpected questions in a question answering system?

I'm working on a question answering bot as my graduation project. The main concept is having a text file with many sentences, and building a question answering bot which answers a user's question ...
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Which algorithm is used in the robot Sophia to understand and answers the questions?

Which algorithm is used in the robot Sophia to understand and answer the questions?
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Is there a machine learning system that is able to understand mathematical problems given in a textual description?

Is there a machine learning system that is able to "understand" mathematical problems given in a textual description, such as A big cat needs 4 days to catch all the mice and a small cat ...
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Why does nobody use decision trees for visual question answering?

I'm starting a project that will involve computer vision, visual question answering, and explainability. I am currently choosing what type of algorithm to use for my classifier - a neural network or a ...
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What is the "question" when using Dynamic Memory Networks to do part-of-speech tagging and sentiment analysis?

In the paper Ask Me Anything: Dynamic Memory Networks for Natural Language Processing the authors described a Dynamic Memory Network in the context of question answering. Then, they also tested the ...
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How to generate a dataset for question answering from books (like Facebook's bAbI)?

I wanted to train a chatbot for answering questions from books. I am trying to use Dynamic Memory Networks to do so. How can I generate a data set, as Facebook did in the case of bAbI tasks, so that ...
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What chatbots can answer this type of simple question that only requires to keep track of the context?

I have tried with two chat-bots Cleverbot and Alan, and I got disappointing results. me: Socrates is a man bot: blah blah (common bot nonsense instead of an "ok") me: Who is a man? alan1: ...
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Which parsing algorithm can I use for NLP question answering system?

I am currently working on my last project before graduating. For this project, I have to develop a Natural Language Question Answering System. Now, I have read quite some research papers regarding ...
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How can I translate a natural language question to an MDX query?

I am researching Natural Language Processing (NLP) to develop an NL Question Answering system. The answering part is already done. So processing the question remains, along with the questions ...
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Can Bayesian inference be combined with knowledge-based systems?

I've been struggling with the connection between knowledge-based AI systems and Bayesian inference for a while now. While I continue to sweep through the literature, I would be happy if someone can ...
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Is there a service that can search for answers to general questions? [closed]

I was looking for an API service where I can ask it a general question (for example, when was Einstein born?) and retrieve an answer from the web. Is there any available service to do that? Have ...