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Title Semi-supervised Training Data Generation for Multilingual Question Answering
Authors Kyungjae Lee, Kyoungho Yoon, Sunghyun Park and Seung-won Hwang
Abstract Recently, various datasets for question answering (QA) research have been released, such as SQuAD, Marco, WikiQA, MCTest, and SearchQA. However, such existing training resources for these task mostly support only English. In contrast, we study semi-automated creation of the Korean Question Answering Dataset (K-QuAD), by using automatically translated SQuAD and a QA system bootstrapped on a small QA pair set. As a naive approach for other language, using only machine-translated SQuAD shows limited performance due to translation errors. We study why such approach fails and motivate needs to build seed resources to enable leveraging such resources. Specifically, we annotate seed QA pairs of small size (4K) for Korean language, and design how such seed can be combined with translated English resources. These approach, by combining two resources, leads to 71.50 F1 on Korean QA (comparable to 77.3 F1 on SQuAD).
Topics Question Answering, Corpus (Creation, Annotation, Etc.), Statistical And Machine Learning Methods
Full paper Semi-supervised Training Data Generation for Multilingual Question Answering
Bibtex @InProceedings{LEE18.711,
  author = {Kyungjae Lee and Kyoungho Yoon and Sunghyun Park and Seung-won Hwang},
  title = "{Semi-supervised Training Data Generation for Multilingual Question Answering}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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