Chatbots & Conversational AI Discussion Session - Retrieval Systems

Weekly Research Group, June 10th, 2021

This week, Nick talked us through the various options for the “retriever” component of a retriever + reader approach for question answering. In particular, we looked at traditional information retrieval methods as well as a number of neural solutions: DPR, MDR, REALM, and GAR.

You can view our notes from the discussion here: Research Journal - Chatbots & Conversational AI - Google Docs

Next up we’ll take a break from QA systems, and Chris will begin our parallel discussion of incorporating categorical features into BERT models.

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