Paper: Inference Rules and their Application to Recognizing Textual Entailment

ACL ID E09-1025
Title Inference Rules and their Application to Recognizing Textual Entailment
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

In this paper, we explore ways of improv- ing an inference rule collection and its ap- plication to the task of recognizing textual entailment. For this purpose, we start with an automatically acquired collection and we propose methods to refine it and ob- tain more rules using a hand-crafted lex- ical resource. Following this, we derive a dependency-based structure representa- tion from texts, which aims to provide a proper base for the inference rule appli- cation. The evaluation of our approach on the recognizing textual entailment data shows promising results on precision and the error analysis suggests possible im- provements.