Global Learning of Typed Entailment Rules

Abstract

Extensive knowledge bases of entailment rules between predicates are crucial for applied semantic inference. In this paper we propose an algorithm that utilizes transitivity constraints to learn a globally-optimal set of entailment rules for typed predicates. We model the task as a graph learning problem and suggest methods that scale the algorithm to larger graphs. We apply the algorithm over a large data set of extracted predicate instances, from which a resource of typed entailment rules has been recently released (Schoenmackers et al., 2010). Our results show that using global transitivity information substantially improves performance over this resource and several baselines, and that our scaling methods allow us to increase the scope of global learning of entailment-rule graphs.

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@inproceedings{Berant2011GlobalLO, title={Global Learning of Typed Entailment Rules}, author={Jonathan Berant and Ido Dagan and Jacob Goldberger}, booktitle={ACL}, year={2011} }