PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Investigating a Generic Paraphrase-based Approach for Relation Extraction
Lorenza Romano, Milen Kouylekov, Idan Szpektor, Ido Dagan and Alberto Lavelli
In: EACL 2006, 5-7 April 2006, Trento, Italy.


Unsupervised paraphrase acquisition has been an active research field in recent years, but its effective coverage and performance have rarely been evaluated. We propose a generic paraphrase-based approach for Relation Extraction (RE), aiming at a dual goal: obtaining an applicative evaluation scheme for paraphrase acquisition and obtaining a generic and largely unsupervised configuration for RE.We analyze the potential of our approach and evaluate an implemented prototype of it using an RE dataset. Our findings reveal a high potential for unsupervised paraphrase acquisition. We also identify the need for novel robust models for matching paraphrases in texts, which should address syntactic complexity and variability.

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EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Natural Language Processing
Information Retrieval & Textual Information Access
ID Code:2676
Deposited By:Idan Szpektor
Deposited On:22 November 2006