Towards Learning Rules from Natural Texts

  title={Towards Learning Rules from Natural Texts},
  author={Janardhan Rao Doppa and Mohammad NasrEsfahani and Mohammad S. Sorower and Thomas G. Dietterich and Xiaoli Z. Fern and Prasad Tadepalli},
In this paper, we consider the problem of inductively learning rules from specific facts extracted from texts. This problem is challenging due to two reasons. First, natural texts areradically incompletesince there are always too many facts to mention. Second, natural texts aresystematically biasedtowards novelty and surprise, which presents an unrepresentative sample to the learner. Our solutions to these two problems are based on building a generative observation model of what is mentioned… CONTINUE READING

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