Tracking State Changes in Procedural Text: a Challenge Dataset and Models for Process Paragraph Comprehension

@inproceedings{Dalvi2018TrackingSC,
  title={Tracking State Changes in Procedural Text: a Challenge Dataset and Models for Process Paragraph Comprehension},
  author={Bhavana Dalvi and Lifu Huang and Niket Tandon and Wen-tau Yih and Peter E. Clark},
  booktitle={NAACL-HLT},
  year={2018}
}
We present a new dataset and models for comprehending paragraphs about processes (e.g., photosynthesis), an important genre of text describing a dynamic world. The new dataset, ProPara, is the first to contain natural (rather than machine-generated) text about a changing world along with a full annotation of entity states (location and existence) during those changes (81k datapoints). The end-task, tracking the location and existence of entities through the text, is challenging because the… CONTINUE READING

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