Paper: CECL: a New Baseline and a Non-Compositional Approach for the Sick Benchmark

ACL ID S14-2024
Title CECL: a New Baseline and a Non-Compositional Approach for the Sick Benchmark
Venue Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics
Session
Year 2014
Authors

This paper describes the two procedures for determining the semantic similarities between sentences submitted for the Se- mEval 2014 Task 1. MeanMaxSim, an unsupervised procedure, is proposed as a new baseline to assess the efficiency gain provided by compositional models. It out- performs a number of other baselines by a wide margin. Compared to the word- overlap baseline, it has the advantage of taking into account the distributional simi- larity between words that are also involved in compositional models. The second procedure aims at building a predictive model using as predictors MeanMaxSim and (transformed) lexical features describ- ing the differences between each sentence of a pair. It finished sixth out of 17 teams in the textual similarity sub-task and sixth out of 19 in the text...