Three New RC Datasets

We have created three new Reading Comprehension datasets constructed using an adversarial model-in-the-loop.

We use three different models; BiDAF (Seo et al., 2016), BERTLarge (Devlin et al., 2018), and RoBERTaLarge (Liu et al., 2019) in the annotation loop and construct three datasets; D(BiDAF), D(BERT), and D(RoBERTa), each with 10,000 training examples, 1,000 validation, and 1,000 test examples.

The adversarial human annotation paradigm ensures that these datasets consist of questions that current state-of-the-art models (at least the ones used as adversaries in the annotation loop) find challenging.

The three AdversarialQA round 1 datasets provide a training and evaluation resource for such methods.

Adversarial Human Annotation

The annotation process pairs a human and a reading comprehension model in an interactive setting. The human is presented with a passage for which they write a question and highlight the correct answer. The model then tries to answer the question, and, if it fails to answer correctly, the human wins. Otherwise, the human modifies or re-writes their question until the successfully fool the model.

More explanation on the task and the dataset can be found in the paper.