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Title Mapping Texts to Scripts: An Entailment Study
Authors Simon Ostermann, Hannah Seitz, Stefan Thater and Manfred Pinkal
Abstract Commonsense knowledge as provided by scripts is crucially relevant for text understanding systems, providing a basis for commonsense inference. This paper considers a relevant subtask of script-based text understanding, the task of mapping event mentions in a text to script events. We focus on script representations where events are associated with paraphrase sets, i.e. sets of crowdsourced event descriptions. We provide a detailed annotation of event mention/description pairs with textual entailment types. We demonstrate that representing events in terms of paraphrase sets can massively improve the performance of text-to-script mapping systems. However, for a residual substantial fraction of cases, deeper inference is still required.
Topics Knowledge Discovery/Representation, Textual Entailment And Paraphrasing, Corpus (Creation, Annotation, Etc.)
Full paper Mapping Texts to Scripts: An Entailment Study
Bibtex @InProceedings{OSTERMANN18.212,
  author = {Simon Ostermann and Hannah Seitz and Stefan Thater and Manfred Pinkal},
  title = "{Mapping Texts to Scripts: An Entailment Study}",
  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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