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by ezubaric
Tue May 08, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List of NSC (2018) Side Events
Replies: 22
Views: 12754

Re: List of NSC (2018) Side Events

UlyssesInvictus wrote:Updated! IDK what you wanted to call it, or what questions you're running on, so I've called it Skynet for now :P
It's potentially lame name is "Pyramid of QANTA", and it's run on whatever questions the community writes through http://write.qanta.org
by ezubaric
Mon May 07, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List of NSC (2018) Side Events
Replies: 22
Views: 12754

Re: List of NSC (2018) Side Events

Could you also add the human-computer question writing competition, Saturday night, details TBA?

It's not a traditional side event, but it has cash (well, check actually) prizes and will only take an hour or so.
by ezubaric
Sun May 06, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Writing Comp. / Human vs. Computer Expo (@PACE NSC)
Replies: 13
Views: 9934

Re: Question Writing Comp. / Human vs. Computer Expo (@PACE

We've been able to increase the cash value of our prizes. Please keep submitting your questions! Prizes: $10 for the best questions submitted every week $300 for the person with the most selected questions $200 for the person with the second most selected questions $100 for the person with the third...
by ezubaric
Sat May 05, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Writing Comp. / Human vs. Computer Expo (@PACE NSC)
Replies: 13
Views: 9934

Re: Question Writing Comp. / Human vs. Computer Expo (@PACE

This week's winner uses several phrases to evoke racism that computer systems cannot link to major US cities. While a human might be able to connect Gone with the Wind to Atlanta, this is much more difficult for a computer to figure out. Opponents of this city’s public transit system have called it ...
by ezubaric
Wed May 02, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Connecting quizbowl buzzers to a computer.
Replies: 3
Views: 5510

Re: Connecting quizbowl buzzers to a computer.

These buzzers work well (they correspond to 0-9 on number pad):

http://www.quizgamebuzzers.com/
by ezubaric
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Pyramid of QANTA
Replies: 3
Views: 5974

Re: Pyramid of QANTA

We've moved this thread into a more appropriate board:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... 65#p345265
by ezubaric
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Writing Comp. / Human vs. Computer Expo (@PACE NSC)
Replies: 13
Views: 9934

Best Question Winners, Week 1

Winners for Week #1 (04/23 - 04/30): Here our the two winners for the first week! Both questions were able to completely trick QANTA. They use similar methods, both describe a real life action that is difficult for the model to solve by matching keywords from past questions. It is especially difficu...
by ezubaric
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Writing Comp. / Human vs. Computer Expo (@PACE NSC)
Replies: 13
Views: 9934

Question Writing Comp. / Human vs. Computer Expo (@PACE NSC)

We'll be running an exhibition game between a quiz bowl-playing artificial intelligence and a human team at PACE NSC 2018 in Reston, Virginia on June 2 (more details on venue and time as we get closer to the actual event). Unlike previous matches that used stock quiz bowl questions, we need your hel...
by ezubaric
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Pyramid of QANTA
Replies: 3
Views: 5974

Pyramid of QANTA

We’ve been working on building computers that can answer quiz bowl questions well. We’ve had some success with that. You might think that computers are pretty smart, right? You’d be wrong. Quiz bowl questions are supposed to be written pyramidally: harder clues at the start, easier clues at the end....
by ezubaric
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Question Writing Tool (w/ QANTA)
Replies: 1
Views: 4643

Re: Question Writing Tool (w/ QANTA)

We've had about 80 questions written (thanks!); any feedback people want to share? Is it a useful tool? Is there anything we can do to make it better?
by ezubaric
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Question Writing Tool (w/ QANTA)
Replies: 1
Views: 4643

Question Writing Tool (w/ QANTA)

We're trying to see how QANTA can help people write better questions. We've developed a tool you can play around with here: http://aqwi-vip.umiacs.umd.edu/ (Hopefully this will be a part of a question writing competition we'll announce soon after we've done a couple rounds of debugging on this tool....
by ezubaric
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Play with (not against) QANTA
Replies: 5
Views: 5980

Re: Play with (not against) QANTA

Thanks for everybody who played with our system. The first round of data collection is finished. The winners are (user selected id): $50 - raynorkuang $20 - ryu $20 - ewl1g17 $20 - briankal99 $20 - hwhite $20 - Dan_Ni $10 - hanto Congrats! We will contact you by the email you registered with. We pla...
by ezubaric
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Play with (not against) QANTA
Replies: 5
Views: 5980

Re: Play with (not against) QANTA

Thanks for everybody who tried out the system. We're going to take it down very briefly to fix a bug we just found (if you've already played, don't worry, we'll keep your data). We're going to lower the threshold to 150 questions to be eligible for reward. Also, we reserve the right to not pay if yo...
by ezubaric
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Play with (not against) QANTA
Replies: 5
Views: 5980

Re: Play with (not against) QANTA

You'll get a popup when you have answered all 160.
by ezubaric
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Play with (not against) QANTA
Replies: 5
Views: 5980

Re: Play with (not against) QANTA

More specifically ... Prizes are given to players who answer all questions: First to answer 150 questions wins $50 (Amazon gift card; so make sure you use your real e-mail as your username) 2nd to 5th each wins $20 5 x $10 raffle for other players who finish all questions after that (probably a week...
by ezubaric
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Play with (not against) QANTA
Replies: 5
Views: 5980

Play with (not against) QANTA

We’ve been working on creating machine learning algorithms that can play quiz bowl: http://umiacs.umd.edu/~jbg/projects/IIS-1320538.html#Media While we’ve focused on creating competitive systems, we’re now trying to see how well our systems can cooperate with human players. We created a Protobowl-li...
by ezubaric
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Help Debugging Human-Computer Cooperation Quiz Bowl Webapp
Replies: 2
Views: 5049

Help Debugging Human-Computer Cooperation Quiz Bowl Webapp

We're working on creating an interface that communicates how computers try to answer quiz bowl questions. We have a beta version here: http://qbinterface.club/ Would love to get feedback on how to make it more fun or more informative. We'll do a more formal "launch" (with prizes and the like) in a l...
by ezubaric
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Assembling All-Star Team for NIPS 2017 in Long Beach, CA
Replies: 0
Views: 1159

Assembling All-Star Team for NIPS 2017 in Long Beach, CA

We're hosting a human-computer quiz bowl competition at NIPS 2017 (the main machine learning conference). We did something similar in San Diego last year with the NASAT team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQHo7BApgAU We want to put together the best team possible; if you'd like to play or provide ...
by ezubaric
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Please upload your packets as DOCs too
Replies: 11
Views: 8484

Re: Please upload your packets as DOCs too

Getting back to the original problem of parsing PDFs, has anyone looked at using OCR for this? For instance, something like the Azure Computer Vision API. It's not necessarily the most efficient (and costs a small amount of money), but might get more reliable results assuming you're able to isolate...
by ezubaric
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Proto
Replies: 15
Views: 11272

Re: Proto

UlyssesInvictus wrote:Noticed some interesting new code involving QANTA. Some cool AI training perhaps?
We're working on it!
by ezubaric
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Human-Computer Question Answering NIPS 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1091

Human-Computer Question Answering NIPS 2017

We're hosting a human-computer question answering competition at NIPS 2017 in early December 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96qON_uRqAE http://hcqa.boydgraber.org If you're a machine learning researcher, please submit your system! For the quiz bowl community, we're looking for: A) Human teams...
by ezubaric
Mon May 29, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Help us map answer lines to Wikipedia pages!
Replies: 6
Views: 3651

Re: Help us map answer lines to Wikipedia pages!

Thanks for all your help! (Including some answer lines that made it into this match!) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYFqMINXayc&feature=youtu.be We're going to focus on more researchy things for a bit, so we're shutting down the answer mapping Google Doc. If somebody out there really has a ...
by ezubaric
Mon May 29, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Side-event schedule
Replies: 10
Views: 4188

Re: HSNCT Side-event schedule

While not a true side event, Saturday night (8 PM according to the NAQT site) is going to see another humans vs. QANTA match. Who is representing humanity this year? My sources claim it is Auroni Gupta, Ophir Lif, Jennie Yang and Virginia Ruiz Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYFqMINXayc&feat...
by ezubaric
Wed May 10, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Help us map answer lines to Wikipedia pages!
Replies: 6
Views: 3651

Re: Help us map answer lines to Wikipedia pages!

We don't have a way to play it online yet; we've just focused on in-person exhibition matches. We're hoping that we can have an online system that people can play this summer.
by ezubaric
Tue May 09, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Help us map answer lines to Wikipedia pages!
Replies: 6
Views: 3651

Re: Help us map answer lines to Wikipedia pages!

We don't want to delete rows without a correct Wikipedia assignment, as those answer lines still need to get taken care of at some point.
by ezubaric
Tue May 09, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Help us map answer lines to Wikipedia pages!
Replies: 6
Views: 3651

Re: Help us map answer lines to Wikipedia pages!

At a minimum, please change the Wikipedia page to the correct one. If you also want to move that over to the "unambiguous" tab, that would be great.

Thanks!
by ezubaric
Tue May 09, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Help us map answer lines to Wikipedia pages!
Replies: 6
Views: 3651

Help us map answer lines to Wikipedia pages!

As has become tradition, we’re doing another exposition match of our quiz bowl system QANTA against quiz bowlers at HSNCT in Atlanta. A big part of our system is having good data. In the past, we used automatic method to map answer lines to concepts in our knowledge base. However, we’re realizing th...
by ezubaric
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: State of QB Databases, 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 3463

Re: State of QB Databases, 2017

Very helpful, thank you! QANTA is still tossup-only, and we're data hungry, so Protobowl is probably our best choice for now.

We're moving to bonuses in the not too distant future, so QBDB is probably in our future.

Would love to know if there are any other games in town!
by ezubaric
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: State of QB Databases, 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 3463

State of QB Databases, 2017

We're cleaning up some of the cruft that we have in our datasets for our quiz bowl playing robot , and we also want to ingest new data. However, we haven't really kept current on the state of the art in QB database land. We were wondering if people would care to share their opinions on: 1) What is t...
by ezubaric
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 CO NAQT State Championship: Boulder, CO [March 4, 2017]
Replies: 5
Views: 2476

Re: 2017 CO NAQT State Championship: Boulder, CO [March 4, 2

Congrats to Arapahoe for winning the Colorado NAQT Championship in a close final over Fairview A. Grand Junction placed third, and Lake City won the small school division. Full stats and results soon!
by ezubaric
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 CO NAQT State Championship: Boulder, CO [March 4, 2017]
Replies: 5
Views: 2476

Re: 2017 CO NAQT State Championship: Boulder, CO [March 4, 2

Little over a week to go, and the field is finalized: Boulder High Weld A Weld B Weld C Grand Junction A Grand Junction B Grand Junction C Jefferson Academy A Jefferson Academy B Jefferson Academy C Rock Canyon A Rock Canyon B Arapahoe A Arapahoe B Lake City A Lake City B Lake City C Fairview A Wait...
by ezubaric
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 45490

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

I don't check the boards as often as I used to, so I missed the kerfuffle. (And it seems the youngin's prefer their Instagrams and Facebooks over old school web forums.) First, on Mohit. Mohit was in town anyway and when we had seven teams, he asked if he could play as an exhibition team. There was ...
by ezubaric
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 CO NAQT State Championship: Boulder, CO [March 4, 2017]
Replies: 5
Views: 2476

Re: 2017 CO NAQT State Championship: Boulder, CO [March 4, 2

Updated Field:

Boulder High
Weld A
Weld B
Weld C
Grand Junction A
Grand Junction B
Grand Junction C
Jefferson Academy A
Jefferson Academy B
Jefferson Academy C
Rock Canyon A
Rock Canyon B
Arapahoe A
Arapahoe B
by ezubaric
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 4376

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

Congrats to Columbia University of New York City for winning the Rocky Mountain Sectional! Final standing: 1. Columbia (UG, D1 champ) 2. Colorado A (D2 champ) 3. Kansas State A 3. Maryland 5. UCCS 6. Colorado B 7. Kansas State B 8. Colorado C Statistics (unbracketed), so UCCS is the top of the botto...
by ezubaric
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 CO NAQT State Championship: Boulder, CO [March 4, 2017]
Replies: 5
Views: 2476

Re: 2017 CO NAQT State Championship: Boulder, CO [March 4, 2

Field update:
Boulder High
Weld A
Weld B
Weld C
Grand Junction A
Grand Junction B
Grand Junction C
by ezubaric
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 4376

Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017)

University of Colorado Trivia Buffs is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Rocky Mountain site of the NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament on February 4, 2017. Location: This tournament will take place in the Engineering Center. Base fees: $125 for the first team from a school; $100 fo...
by ezubaric
Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 CO NAQT State Championship: Boulder, CO [March 4, 2017]
Replies: 5
Views: 2476

2017 CO NAQT State Championship: Boulder, CO [March 4, 2017]

On March 4, 2017, the University of Colorado will host the Colorado 2017 state championship. This is the third year NAQT has offered a Colorado State Championship. We had seventeen teams last year, and we're hoping for even more this year! More information available here (including differences betwe...
by ezubaric
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ReadIT - an audio quizbowl reader
Replies: 10
Views: 8118

Re: ReadIT - an audio quizbowl reader

That might work, but for consistency, it would probably be better if each packet is only recorded by one person. There's probably a way to do it so that you incrementally build up a reading of a packet over time (or give a bonus if someone reads a whole packet). I think it's best to start out with ...
by ezubaric
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: California NASAT vs. OUSIA
Replies: 0
Views: 1910

California NASAT vs. OUSIA

In case the QB community missed it, we had a computer-only quiz bowl tournament and had the winner face off against the California NASAT team (who got second) at the national meeting of the North American association for computational linguistics. This system beat our QANTA (it's far more conservati...
by ezubaric
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ReadIT - an audio quizbowl reader
Replies: 10
Views: 8118

Re: ReadIT - an audio quizbowl reader

I think this would make a great Android / iOS app, particularly if you could hook up forced Viterbi alignment to verify answers so that someone could play quiz bowl while jogging or walking. Then you could build up the set of recorded questions by asking them to record a question for every N questio...
by ezubaric
Fri May 13, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June
Replies: 14
Views: 6849

Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

jekbradbury wrote:By "before the end of May" do you mean we can submit a computer player up until May 31? If so I think I can put together a MetaMind submission.
We had originally said May 30, but we have some flexibility here. A MetaMind submission would be great!
by ezubaric
Fri May 06, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June
Replies: 14
Views: 6849

Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

I never got the venue I wanted (and had trouble mirroring a set), so the human part of the competition won't be happening. Instead, the top computer team will play the California NASAT team. Please do consider submitting a computer team, though! Hopefully we'll have a joint human-computer tournament...
by ezubaric
Tue May 03, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June
Replies: 14
Views: 6849

Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

I had some e-mails about this so wanted to clarify. Yes, you can submit computer programs to play in this tournament! And you should! However, you must submit your computer systems well in advance (before the end of May). Full instructions: https://sites.google.com/a/colorado.edu/2016-naacl-ws-human...
by ezubaric
Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June
Replies: 14
Views: 6849

Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

The bigger problem with Chicago Open is that we're optimized for hard questions on easy things (e.g., HSNCT-level), but we're hoping to expand its cannon in the near future. I just want to remind everyone that you really do not need heavy artillery for Chicago Open. -Seth How else will it fulfill i...
by ezubaric
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June
Replies: 14
Views: 6849

Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

What, if any, are the logistical obstacles and limitations preventing your computer from, say, playing Chicago Open? (Other than the field being full). It requires some coordination with the question writers so that the questions can be sent in electronically. It also doesn't do bonuses yet. :) The...
by ezubaric
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June
Replies: 14
Views: 6849

Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

On June 16, we're planning to have a competition between the best computer quiz bowl systems and the best human quiz bowl players we can get in San Diego: https://sites.google.com/a/colorado.edu/2016-naacl-ws-human-computer-qa/shared-task I was thinking that we'd have a singles tournament to select ...
by ezubaric
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Colorado State: Boulder, CO [March 5, 2016]
Replies: 4
Views: 2237

Re: NAQT Colorado State: Boulder, CO [March 5, 2016]

Congrats to Grand Junction who won the NAQT Colorado championship. Omaha North placed second with Ridgeview B winning the small school division (and tied for 3rd overall). Morning stats: http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~jbg/qb/2016_CO_STATE/prelim/HS_individuals.html Final ranking: http://www.cs.princet...
by ezubaric
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Colorado State: Boulder, CO [March 5, 2016]
Replies: 4
Views: 2237

Re: NAQT Colorado State: Boulder, CO [March 5, 2016]

We had a last-minute cancellation from Cherokee Trail High School's two teams. Ft. Morgan took one of those slots, but we now have room for an additional team. If you're not already at the maximum number of teams (3) and would like to bring another team (or know of a school who'd like to get in), pl...