Paper: PLIS: a Probabilistic Lexical Inference System

ACL ID P13-4017
Title PLIS: a Probabilistic Lexical Inference System
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2013

This paper presents PLIS, an open source Probabilistic Lexical Inference System which combines two functionalities: (i) a tool for integrating lexical inference knowledge from diverse resources, and (ii) a framework for scoring textual inferences based on the integrated knowledge. We provide PLIS with two probabilistic im- plementation of this framework. PLIS is available for download and developers of text processing applications can use it as an off-the-shelf component for injecting lexical knowledge into their applications. PLIS is easily configurable, components can be extended or replaced with user gen- erated ones to enable system customiza- tion and further research. PLIS includes an online interactive viewer, which is a powerful tool for investigating lexical in- ference processes....