Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Sc ›› 2019, Vol. 2019 ›› Issue (5): 36-52.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-5641.2019.05.003

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A review of machine reading comprehension for automatic QA

YANG Kang, HANG Ding-jiang, GAO Ming   

  1. School of Data Science and Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
  • Received:2019-07-29 Online:2019-09-25 Published:2019-10-11

Abstract: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is affecting every industry. Applying AI to education accelerates the structural reform of education and transforms traditional education into intelligent adaptive education. The automatic Question Answer system, based on deep learning, not only helps students to answer questions and acquire knowledge in real-time, but can also quickly gather student behavioral data and accelerate personalization of the educational process. Machine reading comprehension is the core module of an automatic Question Answer system, and it is an important technology to understand student problems, document content, and acquire knowledge quickly. With the revival of deep learning and the availability of large-scale reading comprehension datasets, a number of neural network-based machine reading models have been proposed over the past few years. The purpose of this review is three-fold:to introduce and review progress in machine reading comprehension; to compare and analyze the advantages and disadvantages between various neural machine reading models; and to summarize the relevant datasets and evaluation methods in the field of machine reading.

Key words: Artificial Intelligence, intellectual adaptation education, deep learning, machine reading comprehension

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