Reasoning about Actions and State Changes by Injecting Commonsense Knowledge

@inproceedings{Tandon2018ReasoningAA,
  title={Reasoning about Actions and State Changes by Injecting Commonsense Knowledge},
  author={Niket Tandon and Bhavana Dalvi and Joel Grus and Wen-tau Yih and Antoine Bosselut and Peter Clark},
  booktitle={EMNLP},
  year={2018}
}
Comprehending procedural text, e.g., a paragraph describing photosynthesis, requires modeling actions and the state changes they produce, so that questions about entities at different timepoints can be answered. Although several recent systems have shown impressive progress in this task, their predictions can be globally inconsistent or highly improbable. In this paper, we show how the predicted effects of actions in the context of a paragraph can be improved in two ways: (1) by incorporating… CONTINUE READING

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