ParaQuery: Making sense of paraphrase collections

Lili Kotlerman, Nitin Madnani, Aoife Cahill

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Pivoting on bilingual parallel corpora is a popular approach for paraphrase acquisition. Although such pivoted paraphrase collections have been successfully used to improve the performance of several different NLP applications, it is still difficult to get an intrinsic estimate of the quality and coverage of the paraphrases contained in these collections. We present ParaQuery, a tool that helps a user interactively explore and characterize a given pivoted paraphrase collection, analyze its utility for a particular domain, and compare it to other popular lexical similarity resources – all within a single interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
StatePublished - 2013
Event51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2013 - Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: 4 Aug 20139 Aug 2013

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 287923 (EXCITEMENT).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2013 Association for Computational Linguistics.


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