Paper: Prosody And The Resolution Of Pronominal Anaphora

ACL ID C00-2133
Title Prosody And The Resolution Of Pronominal Anaphora
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

In this paper, we investigate the acoustic prosodic mark- ing o[" demonstrative and personal pronouns in task- oriented dialog. Although it has been hypothesized that acouslie marking affects pronoun resolution, we find flint {l~e prosodic information extracted from tile data is not sufficienl to predict antcceden! lype reliably. Inter- speaker variation accottnts for mt, ch of lhe prosodic vari- ation that we find in our data. We conclude that prosodic cues shot, ld be handled with care in robust, speaker- independenl dialog systems.