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Do not let the history haunt you – Mitigating Compounding Errors in Conversational Question Answering [article]

Angrosh Mandya, James O'Neill, Danushka Bollegala, Frans Coenen
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we find that compounding errors occur when using previously predicted answers at test time, significantly lowering the performance of CoQA systems.  ...  Although existing approaches employ human-written ground-truth answers for answering conversational questions at test time, in a realistic scenario, the CoQA model will not have any access to ground-truth  ...  Instead our objective is to evaluate whether SS can be used to mitigate the compounding errors in CoQA.  ... 
arXiv:2005.05754v1 fatcat:52r5qatel5eudp5n6gemeudr7a

Not Something, Not Nothing, Not Shakespeare: Digitized Playbooks and the Question of Access in the Undergraduate Literature Classroom

Jordan Windholz
2019 Humanities  
In this essay, I argue that teaching early modern drama outside the restraints of the Shakespearean archive and through a host of digital archives, databases, and tools not only engages students in inquiry-based  ...  available through these resources as well as the information hierarchies and receptions histories they promulgate.  ...  like "Not Shakespeare".  ... 
doi:10.3390/h8020061 fatcat:ldjd3pdi3fh6tmarcbomqwb5re

Sustainable Networking for Scientists and Engineers full book [chapter]

Christina C. Willis
2020 Sustainable Networking for Scientists and Engineers  
You won't always answer the question exactly, but in polite conversation you are not required to do so, and the conversation benefits if you take a liberal interpretation of the question to give a more  ...  If the answer to your question bores you or you can't find a way to invest yourself in the answer, then you have probably asked the wrong question.  ...  If doing all the right things in networking were easy, everyone would be great at it.  ... 
doi:10.1117/3.2535500.sup fatcat:byaok73sxnbcrpgsi4amm3lyaa

Enacting Ought: Ethics, Anti-Racism, and Interactional Possibilities

George N. Fourlas, Elena Clare Cuffari
2022 Topoi  
AbstractFocusing on political and interpersonal conflict in the U.S., particularly racial conflict, but with an eye to similar conflicts throughout the world, we argue that the enactive approach to mind  ...  The dual enactive, participatory insight is that interactional responsibility is not singular and language is not an individual property or ability, something that someone simply and uniformly 'has' or  ...  Acknowledgements The authors wish to thank Megan Burke, Hanne De Jaegher, Ezequiel Di Paolo, Jose Mendoza, and Maceo Whatley for comments on an earlier version of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11245-021-09783-w fatcat:wyknu5yn7bdtrdtfduzxnslpgq

Criminal abortion and abortifacients

William F.J. Whitley
1915 Public Health  
--To those interested in the history of this drug as an abortifacient let me refer them to a very interesting paper on the subject by Dr. Arthur J.  ...  It is not necessary you should reply to all of the questions, bl~t it is important you omit none which are likely to assist me in forming an opinion of your complaint. QUESTIONS.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0033-3506(15)80711-2 fatcat:lvlntz7hknavtlu5ws4ar4smo4

The Attitudes and Adjustments of Recipients of Old Age Assistance in Upstate and Metropolitan New York

George Lawton, Christine M. Morgan
1939 American Sociological Review  
FOREWORD This study was financed by Vassar College from the 1880 Fund for Old Age "Welfare, a gift to the co llege by the class of 1880 in honor of one of the members of the class, Dr. Lillien J.  ...  Martin, and her distinguished psychotherapeutic work with the aged at the Old Age Center in San Francisco, California. 1 I am indebted to a numbe r of people for help in preparing this report.  ...  Conversely, in answer to Question 119, "Would you enjoy seeing them more often?", 30.0 percent more of the Upstaters said " yes" than of the Mixed group.  ... 
doi:10.2307/2084234 fatcat:xboka4onh5fkhcv5fc4eqv5pj4

Women, Families, Chronic Illness, and Nursing Interventions: From Burden to Balance

Carole A. Robinson
1998 Journal of Family Nursing  
As is often the case when doing grounded theory, the research question changed in response to the relevancies that were drawn forth during the research process.  ...  The fourth stage addresses the women's evolving relationship with self that was commenced in the therapeutic process and continues as illness is put in its place.  ...  They do not propose an answer.  ... 
doi:10.1177/107484079800400304 fatcat:keb6e32vr5dizakhqyjpjaawpy

Only Planet: Unsettling Travel, Culture and Climate Change in Settler Australia

Alice Robinson, Dan Tout
2012 Australian Humanities Review  
Acknowledgements I would like to acknowledge the welcome and help I received during this visit from too many friends old and new to mention individually, both in the three settlements and in the University  ...  Works Cited THE ECOLOGICAL HUMANITIES Acknowledgements The author would like to thank the anonymous referees for their insightful comments from which this version of the paper has considerably benefited  ...  My questions do not relate to the ordinary apparatus of historiography.  ... 
doi:10.22459/ahr.52.2012.12 fatcat:swhsbpo3gfbjzgxa6csfiibkwm

Address in Forensic Medicine

D Maclagan
1878 The BMJ (British Medical Journal) (Print)  
I am not quite sure what answer I should give to the question, How does the profession of the law regard Forensic Medicine?  ...  I do not profess to have been troubled with much doubt as to the line which I should follow in addressing you.  ...  I am not quite sure what answer I should give to the question, How does the profession of the law regard Forensic Medicine?  ... 
pmid:20748948 pmcid:PMC2221787 fatcat:v2m2kqfl2zfmnj4bp2bcymlply

Eighth Amendment Meanings from the ABA's Moratorium Resolution

Louis D. Bilionis
1998 Law & Contemporary Problems  
"But wait," you ask, "how can the answer to the key question ever be 'yes'?  ...  do you wonder what the psychiatrist should do in response? If an intervention-you could call 68. See, e.g., Carol S. Steiker & Jordan M.  ... 
doi:10.2307/1192428 fatcat:7epldlfh3vg2bipxnxgujantsq

Gleanings Far and Near

1925 Mathematical Gazette  
is not, in the ordinary sense of the phrase, a geometrical question, and I certainly do not think it absurd to suppose that a logician, or even an analyst, may be better qualified to answer it than a geometer  ...  I do not accept foreign achievements as a criterion of what we ought to do. We ought to do the best we can, and history tells us that when we try we can do very well indeed.  ... 
doi:10.2307/3602541 fatcat:tv4lzze2nzet3g4shok66rl7e4

The Poetic Vision of Robert Penn Warren

Roy Harvey Pearce, Victor Strandberg
1979 American Literature  
Question and Answer."  ...  The answer to that question is not very encouraging to judge from the insomniac speaker facing the return of day in "Masts at Dawn."  ... 
doi:10.2307/2925260 fatcat:ss6jjq6uo5bplbnacdfavaqzqm

The Future of Humanity [chapter]

Nick Bostrom
2009 New Waves in Philosophy of Technology  
The future of humanity is often viewed as a topic for idle speculation.  ...  It is therefore practically important to try to develop a realistic mode of futuristic thought about big picture questions for humanity.  ...  and uncontroversial yes-or-no answer to questions about the feasibility of some imaginable technology, but it is arguably the best method we have for answering such questions.  ... 
doi:10.1057/9780230227279_10 fatcat:il4tgwlcgfhjxa3wxxnouso3ou

Evidence, Procedure, and the Upside of Cognitive Error

Chris William Sanchirico
2004 Social Science Research Network  
Secondarily, the article discusses how the law of evidentiary process tilts the playing field of litigation in a manner that exacerbates the cognitive limitations of the potentially insincere and offsets  ...  Humans are imperfect information processors, a fact almost universally bemoaned in legal scholarship.  ...  You do not need to see what your opponent has done on her first ten moves, if your strategy is complete enough to give instructions for what to do in the case that you observe the history of play that  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.497882 fatcat:xtsgopznube2xdgfiqqavh7dpy

The Poetic Vision of Robert Penn Warren

John Boening, Victor H. Strandberg
1978 World literature today  
Question and Answer."  ...  The answer to that question is not very encouraging to judge from the insomniac speaker facing the return of day in "Masts at Dawn."  ... 
doi:10.2307/40132859 fatcat:mj4fulmy5neuvghddkoh3ibqwq
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