Dataset Card for MultiReQA

Dataset Summary

MultiReQA contains the sentence boundary annotation from eight publicly available QA datasets including SearchQA, TriviaQA, HotpotQA, NaturalQuestions, SQuAD, BioASQ, RelationExtraction, and TextbookQA. Five of these datasets, including SearchQA, TriviaQA, HotpotQA, NaturalQuestions, SQuAD, contain both training and test data, and three, in cluding BioASQ, RelationExtraction, TextbookQA, contain only the test data (also includes DuoRC but not specified in the official documentation)

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

  • Question answering (QA)
  • Retrieval question answering (ReQA)

    Languages

Sentence boundary annotation for SearchQA, TriviaQA, HotpotQA, NaturalQuestions, SQuAD, BioASQ, RelationExtraction, TextbookQA and DuoRC

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

The general format is: { "candidate_id": <candidate_id>, "response_start": <response_start>, "response_end": <response_end> } ...

An example from SearchQA: {'candidate_id': 'SearchQA_000077f3912049dfb4511db271697bad/_0_1', 'response_end': 306, 'response_start': 243}

Data Fields

{ "candidate_id": <STRING>, "response_start": <INT>, "response_end": <INT> } ...

  • candidate_id: The candidate id of the candidate sentence. It consists of the original qid from the MRQA shared task.
  • response_start: The start index of the sentence with respect to its original context.
  • response_end: The end index of the sentence with respect to its original context

Data Splits

Train and Dev splits are available only for the following datasets,

  • SearchQA
  • TriviaQA
  • HotpotQA
  • SQuAD
  • NaturalQuestions

Test splits are available only for the following datasets,

  • BioASQ
  • RelationExtraction
  • TextbookQA

The number of candidate sentences for each dataset in the table below.

MultiReQA
train test
SearchQA 629,160 454,836
TriviaQA 335,659 238,339
HotpotQA 104,973 52,191
SQuAD 87,133 10,642
NaturalQuestions 106,521 22,118
BioASQ - 14,158
RelationExtraction - 3,301
TextbookQA - 3,701

Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

MultiReQA is a new multi-domain ReQA evaluation suite composed of eight retrieval QA tasks drawn from publicly available QA datasets from the MRQA shared task. The dataset was curated by converting existing QA datasets from MRQA shared task to the format of MultiReQA benchmark.

Source Data

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

The Initial data collection was performed by converting existing QA datasets from MRQA shared task to the format of MultiReQA benchmark.

Who are the source language producers?

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Annotations

Annotation process

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Who are the annotators?

The annotators/curators of the dataset are mandyguo-xyguo and mwurts4google, the contributors of the official MultiReQA github repository

Personal and Sensitive Information

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Considerations for Using the Data

Social Impact of Dataset

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Discussion of Biases

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Other Known Limitations

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Additional Information

Dataset Curators

The annotators/curators of the dataset are mandyguo-xyguo and mwurts4google, the contributors of the official MultiReQA github repository

Licensing Information

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Citation Information

@misc{m2020multireqa,
    title={MultiReQA: A Cross-Domain Evaluation for Retrieval Question Answering Models},
    author={Mandy Guo and Yinfei Yang and Daniel Cer and Qinlan Shen and Noah Constant},
    year={2020},
    eprint={2005.02507},
    archivePrefix={arXiv},
    primaryClass={cs.CL}
}

Contributions

Thanks to @Karthik-Bhaskar for adding this dataset.

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