Paper: Exploring Domain Differences for the Design of a Pronoun Resolution System for Biomedical Text

ACL ID C08-1079
Title Exploring Domain Differences for the Design of a Pronoun Resolution System for Biomedical Text
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

Much effort in the research community has been spent on solving the anaphora resolu- tion or pronoun resolution problem, and in particular for news texts. In order to selec- tively inherit the previous works and solve the same problem for a new domain, we carried out a comparative study with three different corpora: MUC, ACE for the news texts, and GENIA for bio-medical papers. Our corpus analysis and experimental re- sults show the significant differences in the use of pronouns in the two domains, thus by properly considering the characteristics of a domain, we can improve the perfor- mance of pronoun resolution for that do- main.