Chapter 6. Recognizing Textual Entailment

Mark Sammons, V.G.Vinod Vydiswaran, and Dan Roth

6.1. Introduction

Since 2005, researchers have worked on a broad task called recognizing textual entailment (RTE), which is designed to focus efforts on general textual inference capabilities but without constraining participants to use a specific representation or reasoning approach. There have been promising developments in this subfield of natural language processing (NLP), with systems showing steady improvement and investigations of a range of approaches to the problem. A number of researchers appear to have converged on some defining characteristics of the problem and on characteristics of practical approaches to solving it. RTE solutions have been ...

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