Paper: Anaphora For Everyone: Pronominal Anaphora Resolution Without A Parser

ACL ID C96-1021
Title Anaphora For Everyone: Pronominal Anaphora Resolution Without A Parser
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

We present an algorithm for anaphora res- olutkm which is a modified and extended version of that developed by (Lappin and Leass,/994). In contrast to that work, our al- gorithm does not require in-depth, full, syn.. tactic parsing of text. Instead, with minimal compromise in output quality, the modifica- tions enable the resolution process to work from tile output of a part of speech tag- ge~; enriched only with annotations of gram- matica] functkm of lexical items in the in- put text stream. Evaluation of the results of our in-tplementation demonstrates that ac- curate anaphora resolution can be realized within natural language processing fl'ame- works which do not--~,)r cannot- employ ro- bust and rcqiable parsing components.