Paper: Resolving Anaphora In A Portable Natural Language Front End To Databases

ACL ID A94-1020
Title Resolving Anaphora In A Portable Natural Language Front End To Databases
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors

An analysis of the evolution of Natu- ral Language front ends in the last three decades shows that the growth in portabil- ity brought, as a side effect, the narrow- ing of the provided coverage of contextu- ally based linguistic phenomena, such as anaphora and ellipsis. This paper presents the design and state of development of a computational mecha- nism which provides pronominal Anaphora Resolution within the environment of a highly portable Natural Language front end to databases, SQUIRREL3 Simple cases of Ellipsis are also treated by the pro- posed model.