Can a Suit of Armor Conduct Electricity? A New Dataset for Open Book Question Answering

@inproceedings{Mihaylov2018CanAS,
  title={Can a Suit of Armor Conduct Electricity? A New Dataset for Open Book Question Answering},
  author={Todor Mihaylov and Peter Clark and Tushar Khot and Ashish Sabharwal},
  booktitle={EMNLP},
  year={2018}
}
We present a new kind of question answering dataset, OpenBookQA, modeled after open book exams for assessing human understanding of a subject. The open book that comes with our questions is a set of 1326 elementary level science facts. Roughly 6000 questions probe an understanding of these facts and their application to novel situations. This requires combining an open book fact (e.g., metals conduct electricity) with broad common knowledge (e.g., a suit of armor is made of metal) obtained from… CONTINUE READING

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