Recognising entailment within discourse

Shachar Mirkin*, Jonathan Berant, Ido Dagan, Eyal Shnarch

*Corresponding author for this work

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Texts are commonly interpreted based on the entire discourse in which they are situated. Discourse processing has been shown useful for inference-based application; yet, most systems for textual entailment - a generic paradigm for applied inference - have only addressed discourse considerations via off-the-shelf coreference resolvers. In this paper we explore various discourse aspects in entailment inference, suggest initial solutions for them and investigate their impact on entailment performance. Our experiments suggest that discourse provides useful information, which significantly improves entailment inference, and should be better addressed by future entailment systems.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2010
Event23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Coling 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: 23 Aug 201027 Aug 2010


Conference23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Coling 2010


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