Readers for Question-Answering

Open-domain question-answering (ODQA) is a wildly popular pipeline of databases and language models that allow us to ask a machine human-like questions and return comprehensible and even intelligent answers.

Despite the outward guise of simplicity, ODQA requires a reasonably advanced set of components placed together to enable the extractive Q&A functionality.

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