Paper: Inference Rules for Recognizing Textual Entailment

ACL ID W09-3710
Title Inference Rules for Recognizing Textual Entailment
Venue International Conference on Computational Semantics
Session Main Conference
Year 2009

In this paper, we explore the application of inference rules for rec- ognizing textual entailment (RTE). We start with an automatically acquired collection and then propose methods to refine it and obtain more rules using a hand-crafted lexical resource. Following this, we derive a dependency-based representation from texts, which aims to provide a proper base for the inference rule application. The evalu- ation of our approach on the RTE data shows promising results on precision and the error analysis suggests future improvements.