Paper: Cross-lingual Coreference Resolution of Pronouns

ACL ID C14-1003
Title Cross-lingual Coreference Resolution of Pronouns
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

This work is, to our knowledge, a first attempt at a machine learning approach to cross-lingual coreference resolution, i.e. coreference resolution (CR) performed on a bitext. Focusing on CR of English pronouns, we leverage language differences and enrich the feature set of a standard monolingual CR system for English with features extracted from the Czech side of the bitext. Our work also includes a supervised pronoun aligner that outperforms a GIZA++ baseline in terms of both intrinsic evaluation and evaluation on CR. The final cross-lingual CR system has successfully outperformed both a monolingual CR and a cross-lingual projection system.