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TAC 2008 Recognizing Textual Entailment (RTE) Track

The goal of the RTE Track is to develop systems that recognize when one piece of text entails another. The TAC 2008 RTE track at TAC (RTE-4) is co-sponsored by PASCAL-2 and continues the efforts of past PASCAL RTE Challenges. RTE-4 includes the 3-way classification task that was piloted in RTE-3. The goal of making a three-way decision of "ENTAILMENT", "CONTRADICTION" and "UNKNOWN" is to drive systems to make more precise informational distinctions; a hypothesis being unknown on the basis of a text should be distinguished from a hypothesis being shown false/contradicted by a text. Participants are invited to use Past RTE Data for development.


RTE Schedule
September 8Release of test data
September 15Deadline for participants' submissions
September 18Release of individual evaluated results

Mailing List

The mailing list for the RTE Track is rte@nist.gov. The list is used to discuss and define the task guidelines for the track, as well as for general discussion related to textual entailment and its evaluation. To subscribe, send a message to listproc@email.nist.gov such that the body consists of the line:
            subscribe rte <FirstName> <LastName>
In order for your messages to get posted to the list, you must send them from the email address used when you subscribed to the list. For additional information on how to use mailing lists hosted at NIST, send a message to listproc@email.nist.gov such that the body consists of the line:

Organizing Committee

    Ido Dagan, Bar Ilan University, Israel
    Hoa Trang Dang, NIST, USA
    Bill Dolan, Microsoft Research, USA
    Danilo Giampiccolo, CELCT (Trento), Italy
    Bernardo Magnini, ITC-irst (Trento), Italy

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