GAAMA 2.0: An Integrated System that Answers Boolean and Extractive Questions [article]

Scott McCarley, Mihaela Bornea, Sara Rosenthal, Anthony Ferritto, Md Arafat Sultan, Avirup Sil, Radu Florian
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Recent machine reading comprehension datasets include extractive and boolean questions but current approaches do not offer integrated support for answering both question types. We present a multilingual machine reading comprehension system and front-end demo that handles boolean questions by providing both a YES/NO answer and highlighting supporting evidence, and handles extractive questions by highlighting the answer in the passage. Our system, GAAMA 2.0, is ranked first on the Tydi QA
more » ... ard at the time of this writing. We contrast two different implementations of our approach. The first includes several independent stacks of transformers allowing easy deployment of each component. The second is a single stack of transformers utilizing adapters to reduce GPU memory footprint in a resource-constrained environment.
arXiv:2206.08441v2 fatcat:i5ehmticejekjla3iwhiq5rafu