Clément Beysson


2020

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A French Version of the FraCaS Test SuiteFrench Version of the FraCaS Test Suite
Maxime Amblard | Clément Beysson | Philippe de Groote | Bruno Guillaume | Sylvain Pogodalla
Proceedings of the 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

This paper presents a French version of the FraCaS test suite. This test suite, originally written in English, contains problems illustrating semantic inference in natural language. We describe linguistic choices we had to make when translating the FraCaS test suite in French, and discuss some of the issues that were raised by the translation. We also report an experiment we ran in order to test both the translation and the logical semantics underlying the problems of the test suite. This provides a way of checking formal semanticists’ hypotheses against actual semantic capacity of speakers (in the present case, French speakers), and allow us to compare the results we obtained with the ones of similar experiments that have been conducted for other languages.