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Coping with Semantic Uncertainty with VENSES

Coping with Semantic Uncertainty with VENSES

This video was recorded at PASCAL Second Challenges Workshop, Venice 2006. As in the previous RTE Challenge, we present a linguistically-based approach for semantic inference which is built around a neat division of labour between two main components: a grammatically-driven subsystem which is responsible for the level of predicate-arguments well-formedness and works on the output of a deep parser that produces augmented head-dependency structures. A second subsystem tries allowed logical and lexical inferences on the basis of different types of structural transformation intended to produce a semantically valid meaning corrispondence. Grammatical relations and semantic roles are used to generate a weighted score. In the current challenge, a number of additional modules have been added to cope with fine-grained inferential triggers which were not present in the previous datset.


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