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The Importance of Being Important: Question Generation

Lucy Vanderwende


We propose that the task of question generation should incorporate not only measures of grammaticality, but also a measure of the importance of a question automatically generat-ed. Necessarily, importance of a given question can be judged only in context, so we propose that the data for a shared task be larger than a single sentence, data point or statement in a knowledge base. By focusing on the importance of questions, the community will be in a position to address the shortcomings of existing systems that employ question generation.


Publication typeOther
Book titleWorkshop on the Question Generation Shared Task and Evaluation Challenge
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