Modeling Semantic Containment and Exclusion in Natural Language Inference

@inproceedings{MacCartney2008ModelingSC,
  title={Modeling Semantic Containment and Exclusion in Natural Language Inference},
  author={Bill MacCartney and Christopher D. Manning},
  booktitle={COLING},
  year={2008}
}
We propose an approach to natural language inference based on a model of natural logic, which identifies valid inferences by their lexical and syntactic features, without full semantic interpretation. We greatly extend past work in natural logic, which has focused solely on semantic containment and monotonicity, to incorporate both semantic exclusion and implicativity. Our system decomposes an inference problem into a sequence of atomic edits linking premise to hypothesis; predicts a lexical… CONTINUE READING
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