Generating Discourse Inferences from Unscoped Episodic Logical Formulas

Gene Kim, Benjamin Kane, Viet Duong, Muskaan Mendiratta, Graeme McGuire, Sophie Sackstein, Georgiy Platonov, Lenhart Schubert


Abstract
Abstract Unscoped episodic logical form (ULF) is a semantic representation capturing the predicate-argument structure of English within the episodic logic formalism in relation to the syntactic structure, while leaving scope, word sense, and anaphora unresolved. We describe how ULF can be used to generate natural language inferences that are grounded in the semantic and syntactic structure through a small set of rules defined over interpretable predicates and transformations on ULFs. The semantic restrictions placed by ULF semantic types enables us to ensure that the inferred structures are semantically coherent while the nearness to syntax enables accurate mapping to English. We demonstrate these inferences on four classes of conversationally-oriented inferences in a mixed genre dataset with 68.5% precision from human judgments.
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W19-3306
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Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Designing Meaning Representations
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August
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2019
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Florence, Italy
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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56–65
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W19-3306
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10.18653/v1/W19-3306
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