Paper: Recognizing Confinement in Web Texts

ACL ID W11-0123
Title Recognizing Confinement in Web Texts
Venue IWCS
Session Main Conference
Year 2011

In the Recognizing Textual Entailment (RTE) task, sentence pairs are classified into one of three se- mantic relations: ENTAILMENT, CONTRADICTION or UNKNOWN. While we find some sentence pairs hold full entailments or contradictions, there are a number of pairs that partially entail or contradict one another depending on a specific situation. These partial contradiction sentence pairs contain useful infor- mation for opinion mining and other such tasks, but it is difficult for Internet users to access this knowledge because current frameworks do not differentiate between full contradictions and partial contradictions. In this paper, under current approaches to semantic relation recognition, we define a new semantic relation known as CONFINEMENT in order to recognize this useful information....