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ACL-PASCAL Workshop on Textual Entailment and Paraphrasing

Thursday, June 28, afternoon

  Hall III
14:00–14:05 Introduction
14:05–14:30 The Third PASCAL Recognizing Textual Entailment Challenge
Danilo Giampiccolo, Bernardo Magnini, Ido Dagan and Bill Dolan
  Linguistic-Semantic Systems
14:30–14:55 A Semantic Approach To Textual Entailment: System Evaluation and Task Analysis
Aljoscha Burchardt, Nils Reiter, Stefan Thater and Anette Frank
14:55–15:20 Precision-focused Textual Inference
Daniel Bobrow, Dick Crouch, Tracy Halloway King, Cleo Condoravdi, Lauri Karttunen, Rowan Nairn, Valeria de Paiva and Annie Zaenen
15:20–15:45 COGEX at RTE 3
Marta Tatu and Dan Moldovan
15:45–16:15 Coffee Break
  GENERAL SESSION–Resources for Entailment
16:15–16:40 A Corpus of Fine-Grained Entailment Relations
Rodney D. Nielsen and Wayne Ward
16:40–17:10 RTE Poster Booster (2 min presentation each)
  RTE Poster Session
17:10–18:15 Recognizing Textual Entailment Using Sentence Similarity based on Dependency Tree Skeletons
Rui Wang and Günter Neumann
Learning Textual Entailment using SVMs and String Similarity Measures
Prodromos Malakasiotis and Ion Androutsopoulos
Entailment and Anaphora Resolution in RTE3
Rodolfo Delmonte, Antonella Bristot, Marco Aldo Piccolino Boniforti and Sara Tonelli
On the Role of Lexical and World Knowledge in RTE3
Peter Clark, Phil Harrison, John Thompson, William Murray, Jerry Hobbs and Christiane Fellbaum
Machine Learning with Semantic-Based Distances Between Sentences for Textual Entailment
Daniel Ferrés and Horacio Rodríguez
A Perspective-Based Approach for Solving Textual Entailment Recognition
Óscar Ferrández, Daniel Micol, Rafael Muñoz and Manuel Palomar
Shallow Semantic in Fast Textual Entailment Rule Learners
Fabio Massimo Zanzotto, Marco Pennacchiotti and Alessandro Moschitti
Combining Lexical-Syntactic Information with Machine Learning for Recognizing Textual Entailment
Arturo Montejo-Ráez, Jose Manuel Perea, Fernando Martínez-Santiago, Miguel Ángel García-Cumbreras, Maite Martín Valdivia and Alfonso Ureña-López
Dependency-based paraphrasing for recognizing textual entailment
Erwin Marsi, Emiel Krahmer and Wauter Bosma
Experiments of UNED at the Third Recognising Textual Entailment Challenge
Álvaro Rodrigo, Anselmo Peñas, Jesús Herrera and Felisa Verdejo
Textual Entailment Using Univariate Density Model and Maximizing Discriminant Function
Scott Settembre
The Role of Sentence Structure in Recognizing Textual Entailment
Catherine Blake
Semantic and Logical Inference Model for Textual Entailment
Dan Roth and Mark Sammons
SVO triple based Latent Semantic Analysis for recognising textual entailment
Gaston Burek, Christian Pietsch and Anne De Roeck
Textual Entailment Through Extended Lexical Overlap and Lexico-Semantic Matching
Rod Adams, Gabriel Nicolae, Cristina Nicolae and Sanda Harabagiu
19:00 Dinner at the Hotel restaurant
All the participants are invited

Friday, June 29, whole day

  Hall III
  RTE–Transfromation-based systems
9:00–9:25 Hypothesis Transformation and Semantic Variability Rules Used in Recognizing Textual Entailment
Adrian Iftene and Alexandra Balahur-Dobrescu
9:25–9:50 Semantic Inference at the Lexical-Syntactic Level for Textual Entailment Recognition
Roy Bar-Haim, Ido Dagan, Iddo Greental, Idan Szpektor and Moshe Friedman
9:50–10:15 An Extensible Probabilistic Transformation-based Approach to the Third Recognizing Textual Entailment Challenge
Stefan Harmeling
10:15–10:45 Hoa Trang Dang, Ellen Voorhees, Christopher Manning, Dan Moldovan: Pilot Task Overview
10:45–11:15 Coffee Break
  GENERAL SESSION–Paraphrase Generation
11:15–11:40 Mutaphrase: Paraphrasing with FrameNet
Michael Ellsworth and Adam Janin
11:40–12:05 A Compositional Approach toward Dynamic Phrasal Thesaurus
Atsushi Fujita, Shuhei Kato, Naoki Kato and Satoshi Sato
12:05–13:00 Invited Talk–Oren Etzioni: Machine Reading and Open Information Extraction
13:00–14:30 Lunch
  RTE-Other Approaches
14:30–14:55 Machine Learning Based Semantic Inference: Experiments and Observations at RTE-3
Baoli Li, Joseph Irwin, Ernest V. Garcia and Ashwin Ram
14:55–15:20 Learning Alignments and Leveraging Natural Logic
Nathanael Chambers, Daniel Cer, Trond Grenager, David Hall, Chloe Kiddon, Bill MacCartney, Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Daniel Ramage, Eric Yeh and Christopher D. Manning
15:20-15:45 A Discourse Commitment-Based Framework for Recognizing Textual Entailment
Andrew Hickl and Jeremy Bensley
15:45–16:15 Coffee Break
  GENERAL SESSION–Entailment and Paraphrase Acquisition
16:15–16:40 Biology Based Alignments of Paraphrases for Sentence Compression
João Cordeiro, Gaël Dias and Guillaume Cleuziou
16:40–17:05 A first order semantic approach to adjectival inference
Marilisa Amoia and Claire Gardent
17:05–17:30 Natural Logic for Textual Inference
Bill MacCartney and Christopher D. Manning
17:30–18:15 Open discussion–what next?

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