Short description: 
A dataset for Domain specific FAQs via conversational QA
Authors (no IXA members): 
Jan Deriu, Mark Cieliebak
Jon Ander Campos jonander.campos[abildua/at]

DoQA is a dataset for accessing Domain Specific FAQs via conversational QA that contains 1,637 information-seeking dialogues on the cooking domain (7,329 questions in total). Note that we include in the generic concept of FAQs also Community Question Answering sites, as well as corporate information in intranets which is maintained in textual form similar to FAQs, often referred to as internal “knowledge bases”.

These dialogues are created by crowd workers that play the following two roles: the user who asks questions about a certain cooking topic posted in Stack Exchange (, and the domain expert who replies to the questions by selecting a short span of text from the long textual reply in the original post. The expert can rephrase the selected span, in order to make it look more natural.

DoQA enables the development and evaluation of conversational QA systems that help users access the knowledge buried in domain specific FAQs.

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