The challenge is to build a first of its kind interactive bot that simplifies the budget for consumers by answering queries posted by users in natural English language. For responses, the bot needs to answer from the knowledge base repository of 600+ articles prepared by the moneycontrol editorial team. The attached zip file contains all the articles published by the moneycontrol editorial team on the topic of budget 2017. Each individual article is placed in a separate XML file with the file name budget-2017-<article id>.xml. The XML file format is as below:
<URL/> – the url of the news article on moneycontrol
<Heading/> – the heading of the news article
<Summary/> – general summary of the news article
<Body/> – the news content
<Image/> – image associated with the news article
<Entry_Date> – article creation date
<Category> – the news category on moneycontrol
Queries can range from simple keyword queries to complex natural language ones (samples below). The candidate can use the programming language, libraries and trained models of his/her choice to build the query processing and execution engine. The candidate needs to demo his working solution using a web based ui.
The evaluation will be done manually by a moneycontrol panel. There will be extra marks granted for:
* Demonstration of contextual query or conversational ability by the bot
* Effective/Innovative representation of results
* UI/UXInput Format
Each question will be maximum 64 characters.Output Format
The output format expected is:
* link to the article page
* relevant snippet from the article extract
NOTE: this is the bare minimum output expected for successful evaluation.
Test cases (samples only):
"What does budget have in for shopkeeper?"
The finance ministry came out with a clarification after reports suggested that some unscrupulous elements posing as GST officers have tried to fleece shopkeepers and customers in the name of GST……
For more, go to http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/know-your-rights-taxmen-cant-visit-your-shop-with-authorisation-says-finmin-2321465.html
"Money allocated for education in this budget"
The Budget Estimates for the education sector have been pegged at Rs 79,685 crore for 2017-18……
For more, go to http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/union-budget-2017-18-govt-to-launch-swayam1500-courses-for-students-949991.html
"What is the budget deficit"
In 2015-16 banks lent Rs 72 lakh crore (about half of India’s GDP). Of this about Rs 4.40 lakh crore accounted were lent to the Centre……
For more, go to http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/budget-2017-whatfisc-whyhigh-fiscal-deficit-can-be-bad-for-emis-943429.html
"Who is presenting the budget in parliament"
On Tuesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will address Parliament and table the Economic Survey, which will feature economic growth forecasts, suggest policy changes and set the tone for the Union Budget to be presented on Wednesday……
For more, go to http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/economic-survey-2017-govt-to-table-report-today-heres-everything-you-need-to-know-947326.html
"What are the benefits for entrepreneurs in this new budget"
The Finance Minister has extended the window for claiming a tax benefit from five years to seven years now. Now, your venture can claim a tax holiday on any three years starting April 2016 onwards. But if your startup was incorporated prior to year 2016 - too bad. There will be no tax holiday for you……
For more, go to http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/budget-2017-whatsstore-for-startup-founderstheir-employees-949070.html