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Title A Large Resource of Patterns for Verbal Paraphrases
Authors Octavian Popescu, Ngoc Phuoc An Vo and Vadim Sheinin
Abstract Paraphrases play an important role in natural language understanding, especially because there are fluent jumps between hidden paraphrases in a text. For example, even to get to the meaning of a simple dialog like I bought a computer. How much did the computer cost? involves quite a few steps. A computational system may actually have a huge problem in linking the two sentences as their connection is not overtly present in the text. However, it becomes easier if it has access to the following paraphrases: [HUMAN] buy [ARTIFACT] () [HUMAN] pay [PRICE] for [ARTIFACT] () [ARTIFACT] cost [HUMAN] [PRICE], and also to the information that I IsA [HUMAN] and computer IsA [ARTIFACT]. In this paper we introduce a resource of such paraphrases that was extracted by investigating large corpora in an unsupervised manner. The resource contains tens of thousands of such pairs and it is available for academic purposes.
Topics Knowledge Discovery/Representation, Acquisition, Other
Full paper A Large Resource of Patterns for Verbal Paraphrases
Bibtex @InProceedings{POPESCU18.1118,
  author = {Octavian Popescu and Ngoc Phuoc An Vo and Vadim Sheinin},
  title = "{A Large Resource of Patterns for Verbal Paraphrases}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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