Question Writing Tool (w/ QANTA)

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Question Writing Tool (w/ QANTA)

Post by ezubaric » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:17 am

We're trying to see how QANTA can help people write better questions. We've developed a tool you can play around with here:

http://aqwi-vip.umiacs.umd.edu/

(Hopefully this will be a part of a question writing competition we'll announce soon after we've done a couple rounds of debugging on this tool.)

The question can help you find phrasing that is close to what appears on Wikipedia or in previous questions. From a quiz bowl perspective, we hope that this will encourage people to write questions with unique, interesting clues. From a scientific perspective, we hope that this will encourage to write questions that are difficult for computers to answer (which will help us advance artificial intelligence).
Jordan Boyd-Graber
UMD (College Park, MD), Faculty Advisor 2018-present
UC Boulder, Founder / Faculty Advisor 2014-2017
UMD (College Park, MD), Faculty Advisor 2010-2014
Princeton, Player 2004-2009
Caltech (Pasadena, CA), Player / President 2000-2004
Ark Math & Science (Hot Springs, AR), Player 1998-2000
Monticello High School, Player 1997-1998

Human-Computer Question Answering:
http://qanta.org/

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Re: Question Writing Tool (w/ QANTA)

Post by ezubaric » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:21 pm

We've had about 80 questions written (thanks!); any feedback people want to share? Is it a useful tool? Is there anything we can do to make it better?
Jordan Boyd-Graber
UMD (College Park, MD), Faculty Advisor 2018-present
UC Boulder, Founder / Faculty Advisor 2014-2017
UMD (College Park, MD), Faculty Advisor 2010-2014
Princeton, Player 2004-2009
Caltech (Pasadena, CA), Player / President 2000-2004
Ark Math & Science (Hot Springs, AR), Player 1998-2000
Monticello High School, Player 1997-1998

Human-Computer Question Answering:
http://qanta.org/

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