Paper: Resolving Coreferent and Associative Noun Phrases in Scientific Text

ACL ID E14-3006
Title Resolving Coreferent and Associative Noun Phrases in Scientific Text
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

We present a study of information sta- tus in scientific text as well as ongoing work on the resolution of coreferent and associative anaphora in two different sci- entific disciplines, namely computational linguistics and genetics. We present an an- notated corpus of over 8000 definite de- scriptions in scientific articles. To adapt a state-of-the-art coreference resolver to the new domain, we develop features aimed at modelling technical terminology and inte- grate these into the coreference resolver. Our results indicate that this integration, combined with domain-dependent train- ing data, can outperform the performance of an out-of-the-box coreference resolver. For the (much harder) task of resolving as- sociative anaphora, our preliminary results show the need for and the effect of s...