Parsing to Programs: A Framework for Situated QA

@inproceedings{Sachan2018ParsingTP,
  title={Parsing to Programs: A Framework for Situated QA},
  author={Mrinmaya Sachan and Eric P. Xing},
  booktitle={KDD},
  year={2018}
}
This paper introduces Parsing to Programs, a framework that combines ideas from parsing and probabilistic programming for situated question answering. As a case study, we build a system that solves pre-university level Newtonian physics questions. Our approach represents domain knowledge of Newtonian physics as programs. When presented with a novel question, the system learns a formal representation of the question by combining interpretations from the question text and any associated diagram… CONTINUE READING