Paper: Automatic Detection Of Nonreferential It In Spoken Multi-Party Dialog

ACL ID E06-1007
Title Automatic Detection Of Nonreferential It In Spoken Multi-Party Dialog
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2006
Authors

We present an implemented machine learning system for the automatic detec- tion of nonreferential it in spoken dialog. The system builds on shallow features ex- tracted from dialog transcripts. Our exper- iments indicate a level of performance that makes the system usable as a preprocess- ing filter for a coreference resolution sys- tem. We also report results of an annota- tionstudydealingwiththeclassificationof it by naive subjects.