Paper: Resolving Individual And Abstract Anaphora In Texts And Dialogues

ACL ID C04-1034
Title Resolving Individual And Abstract Anaphora In Texts And Dialogues
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors

Anaphora in Texts and Dialogues Costanza Navarretta Center for Sprogteknologi, University of Copenhagen Njalsgade 80 2300 Copenhagen S costanza@cst.dk Abstract This paper describes an extension of the dar-algorithm (Navarretta, 2004) for re- solving intersentential pronominal anaphors referring to individual and abstract enti- ties in texts and dialogues. In dar indi- vidual entities are resolved combining mod- els which identify high degree of salience with high degree of givenness (topicality) of entities in the hearer-s cognitive model, e.g. (Grosz et al. , 1995), with Hajiˇcov´aet al.-s (1990) salience account which assigns the highest degree of salience to entities in the focal part of an utterance in Infor- mation Structure terms, which often intro- duce new information in discours...