Combining Natural Logic and Shallow Reasoning for Question Answering

@inproceedings{Angeli2016CombiningNL,
  title={Combining Natural Logic and Shallow Reasoning for Question Answering},
  author={Gabor Angeli and Neha Nayak Kennard and Christopher D. Manning},
  booktitle={ACL},
  year={2016}
}
Broad domain question answering is often difficult in the absence of structured knowledge bases, and can benefit from shallow lexical methods (broad coverage) and logical reasoning (high precision). We propose an approach for incorporating both of these signals in a unified framework based on natural logic. We extend the breadth of inferences afforded by natural logic to include relational entailment (e.g., buy → own) and meronymy (e.g., a person born in a city is born the city’s country… CONTINUE READING

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