Answering Elementary Science Questions by Constructing Coherent Scenes using Background Knowledge

@inproceedings{Li2015AnsweringES,
  title={Answering Elementary Science Questions by Constructing Coherent Scenes using Background Knowledge},
  author={Yang D. Li and Peter Clark},
  booktitle={EMNLP},
  year={2015}
}
Much of what we understand from text is not explicitly stated. Rather, the reader uses his/her knowledge to fill in gaps and create a coherent, mental picture or “scene” depicting what text appears to convey. The scene constitutes an understanding of the text, and can be used to answer questions that go beyond the text. Our goal is to answer elementary science questions, where this requirement is pervasive; A question will often give a partial description of a scene and ask the student about… CONTINUE READING

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