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Finding the Needle in the Haystack: How to Train a Dense Passage Retriever
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Finding the Needle in the Haystack: How to Train a Dense Passage Retriever

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Thilina Rajapakse

Originally published on Towards AI.

Let’s see how we can train a model to perform dense-passage retrieval with Transformer models using Simple Transformers.


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Passage retrieval is a conceptually simple task where a system has to retrieve the most relevant passage(s) given an input query. Open-domain question answering is a common use case of passage retrieval. Here, the system has access to a large corpus of candidate contexts (passages that may contain the answer to the question) and is tasked with retrieving the passage or passages that are most relevant to the question — the most relevant passage or passages being the passages most likely to contain the information necessary to answer the question.

For example, consider a retrieval system… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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