- Recognizing Textual Entailment Using Lexical Similarity
- Book/source title
- Proceedings Pascal 2005 Textual Entailment Challenge Workshop
- Document type
- Conference contribution
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Informatics Institute (IVI)
We describe our participation in the PASCAL-2005 Recognizing Textual Entailment
Challenge. Our method is based on calculating ¿directed¿ sentence similarity:
checking the directed ¿semantic¿ word overlap between the text and the hypothesis.
We use frequency-based term weighting in combination with two different
lexical similarity measures. Our best run shows 0.55 accuracy on the test data,
although the difference between our two runs is not significant. We found remarkably
different optimal threshold values for the development and test data. We argue that, in addition to accuracy, precision and recall are valuable measures to consider for textual entailment
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