Previous work on textual entailment has not fully exploited aspects of deep linguistic relations, which have been shown as containing important information for entailment identification. In this study, we present a new method to compute semantic textual similarity between two sentences. Our proposal relies on the integration of a set of deep linguistic relations, lexical aspects and distributed representational resources. We used our method with a large set of annotated data available from the ASSIN Workshop in the PROPOR 2016 event. The achieved results score among the best-known results in the literature. A perceived advantage of our approach is the ability to generate good results even with a small corpus on training tasks.

Journal of Computer Science