CANARD (A Dataset for Question-in-Context Rewriting)

Introduced by Elgohary et al. in Can You Unpack That? Learning to Rewrite Questions-in-Context

CANARD is a dataset for question-in-context rewriting that consists of questions each given in a dialog context together with a context-independent rewriting of the question. The context of each question is the dialog utterences that precede the question. CANARD can be used to evaluate question rewriting models that handle important linguistic phenomena such as coreference and ellipsis resolution.

CANARD is based on QuAC (Choi et al., 2018)---a conversational reading comprehension dataset in which answers are selected spans from a given section in a Wikipedia article. Some questions in QuAC are unanswerable with their given sections. We use the answer 'I don't know.' for such questions.

CANARD is constructed by crowdsourcing question rewritings using Amazon Mechanical Turk. We apply several automatic and manual quality controls to ensure the quality of the data collection process. The dataset consists of 40,527 questions with different context lengths. More details are available in our EMNLP 2019 paper. An example is provided below. The dataset is distributed under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.


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