MCScript: A Novel Dataset for Assessing Machine Comprehension Using Script Knowledge

@article{Ostermann2018MCScriptAN,
  title={MCScript: A Novel Dataset for Assessing Machine Comprehension Using Script Knowledge},
  author={Simon Ostermann and Ashutosh Modi and Michael Roth and Stefan Thater and Manfred Pinkal},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2018},
  volume={abs/1803.05223}
}
We introduce a large dataset of narrative texts and questions about these texts, intended to be used in a machine comprehension task that requires reasoning using commonsense knowledge. Our dataset complements similar datasets in that we focus on stories about everyday activities, such as going to the movies or working in the garden, and that the questions require commonsense knowledge, or more specifically, script knowledge, to be answered. We show that our mode of data collection via… CONTINUE READING

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