Paper: Anaphora Resolution Of Japanese Zero Pronouns With Deictic Reference

ACL ID C96-2137
Title Anaphora Resolution Of Japanese Zero Pronouns With Deictic Reference
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

This paper proposes a method to resolve the reference of deictic Japanese zero pronouns which can be implemented in a practical machine translation system. This method focuses on semantic and pragmatic constraints such as semantic constraints on cases, modal expressions, verbal semantic attributes and conjunc- tions to determine the deictic reference of Japanese zero pronouns. This method is highly effective because the volume of knowledge that must be prepared before- hand is not very large and its precision of resolution is good. This method was implemented in the Japanese-to-English machine translation system, ALT-J/E. According to a window test for 175 zero pronouns with deictic referent in a sen- tence set for the evaluation of Japanese- to-English machine translation systems, all of ...