Paper: An Architecture For Anaphora Resolution

ACL ID A88-1003
Title An Architecture For Anaphora Resolution
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1988

In this paper, we describe the pronominal anaphora resolution module of Lucy, a portable English understanding system. The design of this mo;clule was motivated by the observation that, al- though there exist many theories of anaphora resolu- tion, no one of these theories is complete. Thus we have implemented a blackboard-like architecture in which individual partial theories can be encoded as separate modules that can interact to propose can- didate antecedents and to evaluate each other's proposals.