Acquiring Comparative Commonsense Knowledge from the Web

@inproceedings{Tandon2014AcquiringCC,
  title={Acquiring Comparative Commonsense Knowledge from the Web},
  author={Niket Tandon and Gerard de Melo and Gerhard Weikum},
  booktitle={AAAI},
  year={2014}
}
Applications are increasingly expected to make smart decisions based on what humans consider basic commonsense. An often overlooked but essential form of commonsense involves comparisons, e.g. the fact that bears are typically more dangerous than dogs, that tables are heavier than chairs, or that ice is colder than water. In this paper, we first rely on open information extraction methods to obtain large amounts of comparisons from the Web. We then develop a joint optimization model for… CONTINUE READING
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