[Corpora-List] Call for Participation: TextGraphs-14 Shared Task on Explanation Regeneration

Alexander Panchenko panchenkoalexander at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 17:26:27 CET 2020

We invite participation in the 2nd Shared Task on Explanation Regeneration associated with the 14th Workshop on Graph-Based Natural Language Processing (TextGraphs 2020). All systems participating in the shared task will be invited to submit system description papers. Each system description paper will be peer-reviewed by (two) other participating teams and will be presented as a poster at the main workshop.

Overview ========

This shared task focuses on explanation reconstruction, a stepping-stone towards general multi-hop inference over language. In particular, the inputs to this task consist of questions and their correct answers. Participating systems must extract and rank explanation sentences from a provided structured knowledge base such that the top-ranked sentences provide a complete explanation for the given answer.

While large language models (BERT, XLNet) achieved the highest performance in the 2019 shared task, substantially advancing the state-of-the-art over previous methods, absolute performance remains modest, highlighting the the difficulty in generating detailed explanations through multi-hop reasoning.

This 2020 instantiation of the shared task includes approximately three times more data than the original 2019 shared task. Submissions that evaluate how well existing models designed on 2-hop multihop question answering datasets (e.g. HotPotQA, QASC, etc) perform at many-fact multi-hop explanation regeneration are encouraged.

Example =======

For example, for the question: "Which of the following is an example of an organism taking in nutrients?" with the correct answer: "a girl eating an apple", an ideal system would rank the following explanatory statements at the top of its extracted sentences:

1. A girl means a human girl. 2. Humans are living organisms. 3. Eating is when an organism takes in nutrients in the form of food. 4. Fruits are kinds of foods. 5. An apple is a kind of fruit.

Important Dates ===============

2020-03-06: Training data release 2020-04-06: Test data release; Evaluation start 2020-05-06: Evaluation end 2020-05-20: System description paper deadline 2020-06-10: Deadline for reviews of system description papers 2020-06-24: Author notifications 2020-07-11: Camera-ready description paper deadline 2020-09-14: TextGraphs-14 workshop

Data ====

The data used in this shared task contains approximately 5,100 questions drawn from the AI2 Reasoning Challenge (ARC) dataset (Clark et al., 2018), together with explanation sentences for their correct answers drawn from the WorldTree V2 corpus (Xie et al., 2020, Jansen et al., 2018).

The knowledge base supporting these questions contains approximately 9,000 facts.

To encourage a variety of solving methods, the knowledge base is available both as plain-text sentences (unstructured) as well as semi-structured tables. Facts are a combination of scientific knowledge as well as common-sense/world knowledge.

Please see the shared task website for more details: https://competitions.codalab.org/competitions/23615 https://github.com/cognitiveailab/tg2020task -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 4021 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20200319/82179601/attachment.txt>

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