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Non Compositional Semantics Using Rewriting

Paul Bedaride 1 Claire Gardent 1 
1 TALARIS - Natural Language Processing: representation, inference and semantics
Inria Nancy - Grand Est, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : We present a system for recognising sentential entailment which combines logical inference with a semantic calculus producing ''normalised semantic representations'' using a cascade of rewrite rule systems. We start by presenting the core rewrite rules underlying our semantic calculus. We then focus on the detection of entailment relations between sentence pairs involving noun/verb alternations and we show that the system correctly predicts a range of interactions between basic noun/verb predications and semantic phenomena such as quantification, negation and non factive contexts.
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Paul Bedaride, Claire Gardent. Non Compositional Semantics Using Rewriting. Zygmunt Vetulani. Human Language Technology. Challenges for Computer Science and Linguistics, 6562, Springer Verlag, pp.257-267, 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 978-3-642-20094-6. ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-20095-3_24⟩. ⟨hal-00639843⟩



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