An Inference Model for Semantic Entailment in Natural Language

  title={An Inference Model for Semantic Entailment in Natural Language},
  author={Rodrigo de Salvo Braz and Roxana Girju and Vasin Punyakanok and Dan Roth and Mark Sammons},
Semantic entailment is the problem of determining if the meaning of a given sentence entails that of another. This is a fundamental problem in natural language understanding that provides a broad framework for studying language variability and has a large number of applications. We present a principled approach to this problem that builds on inducing rerepresentations of text snippets into a hierarchical knowledge representation along with a sound inferential mechanism that makes use of it to… CONTINUE READING
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