Paper: Recognising Entailment within Discourse

ACL ID C10-1087
Title Recognising Entailment within Discourse
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2010

Texts are commonly interpreted based on the entire discourse in which they are sit- uated. Discourse processing has been shown useful for inference-based applica- tion; yet, most systems for textual entail- ment – a generic paradigm for applied in- ference – have only addressed discourse considerations via off-the-shelf corefer- ence resolvers. In this paper we explore various discourse aspects in entailment in- ference, suggest initial solutions for them and investigate their impact on entailment performance. Our experiments suggest that discourse provides useful informa- tion, which significantly improves entail- ment inference, and should be better ad- dressed by future entailment systems.