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Acquisition of verb entailment from text

By Viktor Pekar

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Human Language Technology - North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (HLT-NAACL'2006), New York City, USAThe study addresses the problem of automatic\ud acquisition of entailment relations\ud between verbs. While this task has much\ud in common with paraphrases acquisition\ud which aims to discover semantic equivalence\ud between verbs, the main challenge\ud of entailment acquisition is to capture\ud asymmetric, or directional, relations. Motivated\ud by the intuition that it often underlies\ud the local structure of coherent text, we\ud develop a method that discovers verb entailment\ud using evidence about discourse\ud relations between clauses available in a\ud parsed corpus. In comparison with earlier\ud work, the proposed method covers a much\ud wider range of verb entailment types and\ud learns the mapping between verbs with\ud highly varied argument structures

Topics: Automatic acquisition, Entailment relations, Verbs
Publisher: Association for Computational Linguistics
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:wlv.openrepository.com:2436/15157
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