VQuAnDa: Verbalization QUestion ANswering DAtaset

Author: E. Kacupaj, H. Zafar, J. Lehmann, M. Maleshkova
Journal: ESWC 2020: The Semantic Web
Year: 2020

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E. Kacupaj, H. Zafar, J. Lehmann, M. Maleshkova,
ESWC 2020: The Semantic Web,
Springer, Cham,

Question Answering (QA) systems over Knowledge Graphs (KGs) aim to provide a concise answer to a given natural language question. Despite the significant evolution of QA methods over the past years, there are still some core lines of work, which are lagging behind. This is especially true for methods and datasets that support the verbalization of answers in natural language. Specifically, to the best of our knowledge, none of the existing Question Answering datasets provide any verbalization data for the question-query pairs. Hence, we aim to fill this gap by providing the first QA dataset VQuAnDa that includes the verbalization of each answer. We base VQuAnDa on a commonly used large-scale QA dataset – LC-QuAD, in order to support compatibility and continuity of previous work. We complement the dataset with baseline scores for measuring future training and evaluation work, by using a set of standard sequence to sequence models and sharing the results of the experiments. This resource empowers researchers to train and evaluate a variety of models to generate answer verbalizations.