A Linguistic Inspection of Textual Entailment

  • Maria Teresa Pazienza
  • Marco Pennacchiotti
  • Fabio Massimo Zanzotto
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3673)


Recognition of textual entailment is not an easy task. In fact, early experimental evidences in [1] seems to demonstrate that even human judges often fail in reaching an agreement on the existence of entailment relation between two expressions. We aim to contribute to the theoretical and practical setting of textual entailment, through both a linguistic inspection of the textual entailment phenomenon and the description of a new promising approach to recognition, as implemented in the system we proposed at the RTE competition [2].


Semantic Similarity Graph Match Question Answering Graph Isomorphism Entailment Relation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Teresa Pazienza
    • 1
  • Marco Pennacchiotti
    • 1
  • Fabio Massimo Zanzotto
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Roma Tor VergataRomaItaly
  2. 2.DISCoUniversity of Milano BicoccaMilanoItaly

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