TitleQuestion Condensing Networks for Answer Selection in Community Question Answering
AuthorsWu, Wei
Sun, Xu
Wang, Houfeng
AffiliationPeking Univ, Key Lab Computat Linguist, MOE, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China.
Collaborat Innovat Ctr Language Abil, Xuzhou 221009, Jiangsu, Peoples R China.
Issue Date2018
PublisherPROCEEDINGS OF THE 56TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS (ACL), VOL 1
CitationPROCEEDINGS OF THE 56TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS (ACL), VOL 1. 2018, 1746-1755.
AbstractAnswer selection is an important subtask of community question answering (CQA). In a real-world CQA forum, a question is often represented as two parts: a subject that summarizes the main points of the question, and a body that elaborates on the subject in detail. Previous researches on answer selection usually ignored the difference between these two parts and concatenated them as the question representation. In this paper, we propose the Question Condensing Networks (QCN) to make use of the subject-body relationship of community questions. In this model, the question subject is the primary part of the question representation, and the question body information is aggregated based on similarity and disparity with the question subject. Experimental results show that QCN outperforms all existing models on two CQA datasets.
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11897/575053
IndexedCPCI-S(ISTP)
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