Chinese Whispers: Cooperative Paraphrase Acquisition

@inproceedings{Negri2012ChineseWC,
  title={Chinese Whispers: Cooperative Paraphrase Acquisition},
  author={Matteo Negri and Yashar Mehdad and Alessandro Marchetti and Danilo Giampiccolo and Luisa Bentivogli},
  booktitle={LREC},
  year={2012}
}
We present a framework for the acquisition of sentential paraphrases based on crowdsourcing. The proposed method maximizes the lexical divergence between an original sentence s and its valid paraphrases by running a sequence of paraphrasing jobs carried out by a crowd of non-expert workers. Instead of collecting direct paraphrases of s, at each step of the sequence workers manipulate semantically equivalent reformulations produced in the previous round. We applied this method to paraphrase… CONTINUE READING

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