Deep Read: A Reading Comprehension System

  title={Deep Read: A Reading Comprehension System},
  author={Lynette Hirschman and Marc Light and Eric Breck and John D. Burger},
This paper describes initial work on Deep Read, an automated reading comprehension system that accepts arbitrary text input (a story) and answers questions about it. We have acquired a corpus of 60 development and 60 test stories of 3 rd to 6 th grade material; each story is followed by short-answer questions (an answer key was also provided). We used these to construct and evaluate a baseline system that uses pattern matching (bag-of-words) techniques augmented with additional automated… CONTINUE READING
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