Paper: NaturalLI: Natural Logic Inference for Common Sense Reasoning

ACL ID D14-1059
Title NaturalLI: Natural Logic Inference for Common Sense Reasoning
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

Common-sense reasoning is important for AI applications, both in NLP and many vision and robotics tasks. We propose NaturalLI: a Natural Logic inference sys- tem for inferring common sense facts ? for instance, that cats have tails or tomatoes are round ? from a very large database of known facts. In addition to being able to provide strictly valid derivations, the system is also able to produce derivations which are only likely valid, accompanied by an associated confidence. We both show that our system is able to capture strict Natural Logic inferences on the Fra- CaS test suite, and demonstrate its ability to predict common sense facts with 49% recall and 91% precision.