Recent Advances in Biomedical Question Answering

Seminar Date: 
Seminar Time: 
11am - 12pm
Seminar Location: 
5607 Baum Boulevard, Room 407A
Eric Nyberg, PhD
Presenter's Institution: 
Carnegie Mellon University

This talk presents recent results on automatic question answering for biomedical and consumer health questions, drawn from CMU's participation in several recent open evaluations (including BioASQ, LiveQA, and MediQA). Despite promising achievements in recent evaluation campaigns, significant challenges must be solved before QA can be practically useful for experts and consumers. We analyze the strengths and weaknesses of current (and past) approaches, and offer suggestions for how the QA field can mature toward generalized QA performance.