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ECNU at TREC 2015: LiveQA Track

Weiqian Zhang, Weijie An, Jinchao Ma, Yan Yang, Qinmin Hu, Liang He
2015 Text Retrieval Conference  
This paper reports on East Normal China University's participation in the TREC 2015 LiveQA track.  ...  This year, the Trec LiveQA track expands the traditional QA track, focusing on "live" question answering for the real-user questions.  ...  The LiveQA track revives and expands the QA track, focusing on "live" question answering for real-user questions this year.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/ZhangAMYHH15 fatcat:cfrs7ij4ufganamidp362pwf4u

Overview of the TREC 2015 LiveQA Track

Eugene Agichtein, David Carmel, Dan Pelleg, Yuval Pinter, Donna Harman
2015 Text Retrieval Conference  
Introduction The automated question answering (QA) track, one of the most popular tracks in TREC for many years, has focused on the task of providing automatic answers for human questions.  ...  Summary This is the first year that we ran the LiveQA track, reviving the popular QA track which has been frozen for several years.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/AgichteinCPPH15 fatcat:67vhxpoqdfbbhmniy7ojoaulla

ECNU at 2016 LiveQA Track: A Parameter Sharing Long Short Term Memory Model for Learning Question Similarity

Weijie An, Mengfei Shi, Xin Ouyang, Yan Yang, Qinmin Hu, Liang He
2016 Text Retrieval Conference  
Same as the last year, the TREC 2016 LiveQA track focuses on "live" question answering for the real-user questions from Yahoo! Answer.  ...  In this paper, we present our system which is evaluated in the TREC 2016 LiveQA Challenge.  ...  Table 1 . 1 Official TREC 2016 LiveQA track evaluation results.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/AnSOYHH16 fatcat:ozt2fkqcozgq5btvydmed237fy

Overview of the Medical Question Answering Task at TREC 2017 LiveQA

Asma Ben Abacha, Eugene Agichtein, Yuval Pinter, Dina Demner-Fushman
2017 Text Retrieval Conference  
We present an overview of the medical question answering task organized at the TREC 2017 LiveQA track. The task addresses the automatic answering of consumer health questions received by the U.S.  ...  Discussion The LiveQA track has been running since 2015 at TREC. This year, the medical QA task was introduced focusing on consumer health questions.  ...  Introduction The LiveQA track at TREC started in 2015 [2] focusing on answering user questions in real time. The medical QA task was introduced in 2017 based on questions received by the U.S.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/AbachaAPD17 fatcat:44j4ml5chrdqnfajnk2673kfdq

A question-entailment approach to question answering

Asma Ben Abacha, Dina Demner-Fushman
2019 BMC Bioinformatics  
Following the evaluation process used in TREC 2017 LiveQA, we find that our approach exceeds the best results of the medical task with a 29.8% increase over the best official score.  ...  One of the promising tracks investigated in QA is mapping new questions to formerly answered questions that are "similar".  ...  Shooshan (NLM/NIH) for her help with the judgment of the retrieved answers, and Ellen Voorhees (NIST) for her help with the TREC LiveQA evaluation.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12859-019-3119-4 fatcat:ztrn5jaiwjdizmicuscn466ghq

A Question-Entailment Approach to Question Answering [article]

Asma Ben Abacha, Dina Demner-Fushman
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Following the evaluation process used in TREC 2017 LiveQA, we find that our approach exceeds the best results of the medical task with a 29.8% increase over the best official score.  ...  One of the promising tracks investigated in QA is to map new questions to formerly answered questions that are 'similar'.  ...  The official results of the TREC LiveQA track relied on one assessor per question as well.  ... 
arXiv:1901.08079v1 fatcat:kwtxhoxuvnbovgxve33vb4d6b4

Open Domain Real-Time Question Answering Based on Semantic and Syntactic Question Similarity

Vivek V. Datla, Sadid A. Hasan, Joey Liu, Yassine Benajiba, Kathy Lee, Ashequl Qadir, Aaditya Prakash, Oladimeji Farri
2016 Text Retrieval Conference  
In this paper, we describe our system and results of our participation in the Live-QA track of the Text Retrieval Conference(TREC) 2016.  ...  This is our first participation in the live-QA track and in the following sections we describe our model, results, and experiences. Task Description The LiveQA track was first started in TREC 2015.  ...  TREC 2016 Competition During the TREC competition, a question is pushed every minute by the track organizers onto the server registered with the competition.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/DatlaHLBLQPF16 fatcat:tvypr2buuraf3mmisudgrybrvi

Overview of the MEDIQA 2021 Shared Task on Summarization in the Medical Domain

Asma Ben Abacha, Yassine Mrabet, Yuhao Zhang, Chaitanya Shivade, Curtis Langlotz, Dina Demner-Fushman
2021 Proceedings of the 20th Workshop on Biomedical Language Processing   unpublished
The MEDIQA 2021 shared tasks at the BioNLP 2021 workshop addressed three tasks on summarization for medical text: (i) a question summarization task aimed at exploring new approaches to understanding complex  ...  Overview of the medical question answering task at trec 2017 liveqa. In TREC 2017. Ben Abacha and Dina Demner-Fushman. 2019a.  ...  ., 2015; Gehrmann et al., 2018; Chen and Bansal, 2018) . Several past challenges and shared tasks have focused on summarization.  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/2021.bionlp-1.8 fatcat:nvl63wg42vhyraxecm2bjug4im