Assessing the Role of Discourse References in Entailment Inference
Shachar Mirkin, Ido Dagan and Sebastian Pado
In: ACL 2010, 11-16 July 2010, Uppsala, Sweden.
Discourse references, notably coreference and bridging, play an important role in many text understanding applications, but
their impact on textual entailment is yet to be systematically understood. On the basis of an in-depth analysis of entailment
instances, we argue that discourse references have the potential of substantially improving textual entailment recognition, and identify a number of research directions towards this goal.