ODSQA: Open-domain Spoken Question Answering Dataset [article]

Chia-Hsuan Lee and Shang-Ming Wang and Huan-Cheng Chang and Hung-Yi Lee
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Reading comprehension by machine has been widely studied, but machine comprehension of spoken content is still a less investigated problem. In this paper, we release Open-Domain Spoken Question Answering Dataset (ODSQA) with more than three thousand questions. To the best of our knowledge, this is the largest real SQA dataset. On this dataset, we found that ASR errors have catastrophic impact on SQA. To mitigate the effect of ASR errors, subword units are involved, which brings consistent
more » ... ements over all the models. We further found that data augmentation on text-based QA training examples can improve SQA.
arXiv:1808.02280v1 fatcat:bu4i3cbha5edto346fr2mews7a