Paper: An Empirical Study On The Generation Of Zero Anaphors In Chinese

ACL ID C94-2117
Title An Empirical Study On The Generation Of Zero Anaphors In Chinese
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors

In this paper, we describe the creation of rules for generating Chinese zero anaphors through a sequence of experiments in a stepwise enhanced manner. In the exper- iments, we basically examined the occur- rence of zero anaphors in a real text and the ones generated by the algorithms employing the rules, assuming the same semantic and discourse structures as the text. The fac- tors of locality, syntactic constraints, dis- course structure and salience of objects were considered in the rules. The results of the experiment show that 93% of the zero anaphors in the text can be correctly gener- ated by an algorithm using a rule involving all the above factors.