On the Capabilities and Limitations of Reasoning for Natural Language Understanding

@article{Khashabi2019OnTC,
  title={On the Capabilities and Limitations of Reasoning for Natural Language Understanding},
  author={Daniel Khashabi and Erfan Sadeqi Azer and Tushar Khot and Ashutosh Sabharwal and Dan Roth},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2019},
  volume={abs/1901.02522}
}
Recent systems for natural language understanding are strong at overcoming linguistic variability for lookup style reasoning. Yet, their accuracy drops dramatically as the number of reasoning steps increases. We present the first formal framework to study such empirical observations, addressing the ambiguity, redundancy, incompleteness, and inaccuracy that the use of language introduces when representing a hidden conceptual space. Our formal model uses two interrelated spaces: a conceptual… CONTINUE READING