A Phrase-Based Alignment Model for Natural Language Inference

@inproceedings{MacCartney2008APA,
  title={A Phrase-Based Alignment Model for Natural Language Inference},
  author={Bill MacCartney and Michel Galley and Christopher D. Manning},
  booktitle={EMNLP},
  year={2008}
}
The alignment problem—establishing links between corresponding phrases in two related sentences—is as important in natural language inference (NLI) as it is in machine translation (MT). But the tools and techniques of MT alignment do not readily transfer to NLI, where one cannot assume semantic equivalence, and for which large volumes of bitext are lacking. We present a new NLI aligner, the MANLI system, designed to address these challenges. It uses a phrase-based alignment representation… CONTINUE READING
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