Tha3aroon at NSURL-2019 Task 8: Semantic Question Similarity in Arabic


In this paper, we describe our team’s effort on the semantic text question similarity task of NSURL 2019. Our top performing system utilizes several innovative data augmentation techniques to enlarge the training data. Then, it takes ELMo pre-trained contextual embeddings of the data and feeds them into an ON-LSTM network with self-attention. This results in sequence representation vectors that are used to predict the relation between the question pairs. The model is ranked in the 1st place with 96.499 F1-score (same as the second place F1-score) and the 2nd place with 94.848 F1-score (differs by 1.076 F1-score from the first place) on the public and private leaderboards, respectively.

Workshop on NLP Solutions for Under Resourced Languages
Ali Fadel
Ali Fadel
Software Development Engineer

Software engineer interested in problem solving and machine learning based solutions, likes to create content and teach others.