Paper: Entailment-based Text Exploration with Application to the Health-care Domain

ACL ID P12-3014
Title Entailment-based Text Exploration with Application to the Health-care Domain
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2012
Authors

We present a novel text exploration model, which extends the scope of state-of-the-art technologies by moving from standard con- cept-based exploration to statement-based ex- ploration. The proposed scheme utilizes the textual entailment relation between statements as the basis of the exploration process. A user of our system can explore the result space of a query by drilling down/up from one state- ment to another, according to entailment re- lations specified by an entailment graph and an optional concept taxonomy. As a promi- nent use case, we apply our exploration sys- tem and illustrate its benefit on the health-care domain. To the best of our knowledge this is the first implementation of an exploration sys- tem at the statement level that is based on the textual entailment relation....