Paper: Zero Pronoun Resolution In A Machine Translation System By Using Japanese To English Verbal Semantic Attributes

ACL ID A92-1028
Title Zero Pronoun Resolution In A Machine Translation System By Using Japanese To English Verbal Semantic Attributes
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors

A method of anaphoral resolution of zero pronouns in Japanese language texts using the verbal semantic attributes is suggested. This method focuses attention on the semantic attributes of verbs and examines the context from the relationship between the semantic attributes of verbs governing zero pronouns and the semantic attributes of verbs governing their referents. The semantic attributes of verbs are created using 2 different viewpoints: dynamic characteristics of verbs and the relationship of verbs to cases. By using this method, it is shown that, in the case of translating newspaper articles, the major portion (93%) of anaphoral resolution of zero pronouns necessary for machine translation can be achieved by using only linguistic knowledge. Factors to be given special attention when i...