The PASCAL Recognising Textual Entailment Challenge
Ido Dagan, Oren Glickman and Bernardo Magnini
In: PASCAL Challenges Workshop on Recognising Textual Entailment, 11 - 13 April 2005, Southampton, U.K..
This paper describes the PASCAL Network
of Excellence Recognising Textual
Entailment (RTE) Challenge benchmark1.
The RTE task is defined as recognizing,
given two text fragments, whether the
meaning of one text can be inferred (entailed)
from the other. This applicationindependent
task is suggested as capturing
major inferences about the variability of
semantic expression which are commonly
needed across multiple applications. The
Challenge has raised noticeable attention
in the research community, attracting 17
submissions from diverse groups, suggesting
the generic relevance of the task.