Paper: Joint Entity and Event Coreference Resolution across Documents

ACL ID D12-1045
Title Joint Entity and Event Coreference Resolution across Documents
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2012
Authors

We introduce a novel coreference resolution system that models entities and events jointly. Our iterative method cautiously constructs clusters of entity and event mentions using lin- ear regression to model cluster merge opera- tions. As clusters are built, information flows between entity and event clusters through fea- tures that model semantic role dependencies. Our system handles nominal and verbal events as well as entities, and our joint formulation allows information from event coreference to help entity coreference, and vice versa. In a cross-document domain with comparable doc- uments, joint coreference resolution performs significantly better (over 3 CoNLL F1 points) than two strong baselines that resolve entities and events separately.