An Accuracy-Oriented Divide-and-Conquer Strategy for Recognizing Textual Entailment

Rui Wang, Günter Neumann

In: Proceedings of the First Text Analysis Conference. Text Analysis Conference (TAC-2008) November 17-19 Gaithersburg Maryland United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 2/2009.


This paper describes our participation of the Recognizing Textual Entailment challenge this year. Based on our promising results in the RTE-3 challenge last year (66.9% of accuracy) using a precision-oriented puristic syntactic approach (puristic in the sense that we only performed dependency parsing), we explored further extensions of this perspective. By extension, we developed more specialized RTE-modules to tackle more cases (i.e., entailment pairs) while trying to keep high accuracy.

TAC2008DFKI.pdf (pdf, 201 KB )

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence