TEG-REP: A corpus of Textual Entailment Graphs based on Relation Extraction Patterns

Kathrin Eichler, Feiyu Xu, Hans Uszkoreit, Leonhard Hennig, Sebastian Krause

In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-16) May 23-28 Portoro¸ Slovenia European Language Resources Association 2016.


The task of relation extraction is to recognize and extract relations between entities or concepts in texts. Dependency parse trees have become a popular source for discovering extraction patterns, which encode the grammatical relations among the phrases that jointly express relation instances. State-of-the-art weakly supervised approaches to relation extraction typically extract thousands of unique patterns only potentially expressing the target relation. Among these patterns, some are semantically equivalent, but differ in their morphological, lexical-semantic or syntactic form. Some express a relation that entails the target relation. We propose a new approach to structuring extraction patterns by utilizing entailment graphs, hierarchical structures representing entailment relations, and present a novel resource of gold-standard entailment graphs based on a set of patterns automatically acquired using distant supervision. We describe the methodology used for creating the dataset and present statistics of the resource as well as an analysis of inference types underlying the entailment decisions.


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