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Believe It or Not: Solving the TAC 2009 Textual Entailment Tasks through an Artificial Believer System

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TitleBelieve It or Not: Solving the TAC 2009 Textual Entailment Tasks through an Artificial Believer System
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsKrestel, R., R. Witte, and S. Bergler
Refereed DesignationNon-Refereed
Conference NameProceedings of the Second Text Analysis Conference (TAC 2009)
Date PublishedNovember 16–17
PublisherNational Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Conference LocationGaithersburg, Maryland, USA
Abstract

The Text Analysis Conference (TAC) 2009 competition featured a new textual entailment search task, which extends the 2008 textual entailment task. The goal is to find information in a set of documents that are entailed from a given statement. Rather than designing a system specifically for this task, we investigated the adaptation of an existing artificial believer system to solve this task. The results show that this is indeed possible, and furthermore allows to recast the existing, divergent tasks of textual entailment and automatic summarization under a common umbrella.

URLhttp://www.nist.gov/tac/publications/2009/participant.papers/ssl.proceedings.pdf
Copyright

Copyright © 2009 Ralf Krestel, René Witte, and Sabine Bergler. All rights reserved.

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