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Paraphrasing methods recognize, generate, or extract phrases, sentences, or longer natural language expressions that convey almost the same information. Textual entailment methods, on the other hand, recognize, generate, or extract pairs of natural language expressions, such that a human who reads (and trusts) the first element of a pair would most likely… (More)
This article provides an overview of the first BioASQ challenge, a competition on large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question answering (QA), which took place between March and September 2013. BioASQ assesses the ability of systems to semantically index very large numbers of biomedical scientific articles, and to return concise and… (More)
This paper describes AUEB's participation in TAC 2009. Specifically, we participated in the textual entailment recognition track for which we used string similarity measures applied to shallow abstractions of the input sentences, and a Maximum Entropy classifier to learn how to combine the resulting features. We also exploited Word-Net to detect synonyms… (More)
We present the system that we submitted to the 3rd Pascal Recognizing Textual Entail-ment Challenge. It uses four Support Vector Machines, one for each subtask of the challenge , with features that correspond to string similarity measures operating at the lexical and shallow syntactic level.
This paper presents three methods that can be used to recognize paraphrases. They all employ string similarity measures applied to shallow abstractions of the input sentences, and a Maximum Entropy clas-sifier to learn how to combine the resulting features. Two of the methods also exploit WordNet to detect synonyms and one of them also exploits a dependency… (More)
This paper describes the system submitted for the Sentiment Analysis in Twitter Task of SEMEVAL 2014 and specifically the Message Polarity Classification sub-task. We used a 2–stage pipeline approach employing a linear SVM classifier at each stage and several features including morphological features, POS tags based features and lexicon based features.
This paper describes aueb's participation in tac 2008. Specifically, we participated in the summa-rization and textual entailment recognition tracks. For the former we trained a Support Vector Regression model that is used to rank the summary's candidate sentences; and for the latter we used a Maximum Entropy classifier along with string similarity measures… (More)
We present MiniCount, the first efficient sound and complete algorithm for finding maximally contained rewritings of conjunctive queries with count, using conjunctive views with count and conjunctive views without aggregation. An efficient and scalable solution to this problem yields significant benefits for data warehousing and decision support systems, as… (More)
We present a method that paraphrases a given sentence by first generating candidate paraphrases and then ranking (or classifying) them. The candidates are generated by applying existing paraphrasing rules extracted from parallel corpora. The ranking component considers not only the overall quality of the rules that produced each candidate, but also the… (More)