Katecheo: A Portable and Modular System for Multi-Topic Question Answering [article]

Shirish Hirekodi, Seban Sunny, Leonard Topno, Alwin Daniel, Daniel Whitenack, Reuben Skewes, Stuart Cranney
<span title="2020-01-31">2020</span> <i > arXiv </i> &nbsp; <span class="release-stage" >pre-print</span>
We introduce a modular system that can be deployed on any Kubernetes cluster for question answering via REST API. This system, called Katecheo, includes three configurable modules that collectively enable identification of questions, classification of those questions into topics, document search, and reading comprehension. We demonstrate the system using publicly available knowledge base articles extracted from Stack Exchange sites. However, users can extend the system to any number of topics,
more &raquo; ... r domains, without the need to modify any of the model serving code or train their own models. All components of the system are open source and available under a permissive Apache 2 License.
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