Logic-Driven Context Extension and Data Augmentation for Logical Reasoning of Text

Logical reasoning of text requires understanding critical logical information in the text and performing inference over them. Large-scale pre-trained models for logical reasoning mainly focus on word-level semantics of text while struggling to capture symbolic logic. In this paper, we propose to understand logical symbols and expressions in the text to arrive at the answer. Based on such logical information, we not only put forward a context extension framework but also propose a data augmentation algorithm. The former extends the context to cover implicit logical expressions following logical equivalence laws. The latter augments literally similar but logically different instances to better capture logical information, especially logical negative and conditional relationships. We conduct experiments on ReClor dataset. The results show that our method achieves the state-of-the-art performance, and both logic-driven context extension framework and data augmentation algorithm can help improve the accuracy. And our multi-model ensemble system is the first to surpass human performance on both EASY set and HARD set of ReClor.

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Task Dataset Model Metric Name Metric Value Global Rank Benchmark
Reading Comprehension ReClor LReasoner ensemble Test 76.1 # 7


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