Paper: Towards Better Understanding Of Anaphora

ACL ID E83-1024
Title Towards Better Understanding Of Anaphora
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1983

This paper presents a syntactical method of interpreting pronouns in Polish, Using the surface structure of the sentence as well as grammatical and inflexional inlormation accessible during syntactic analysis, an area of reference is marked out for each personal and possessive pronoun. This area consists of a few internal areas inside the current sentence and an external area, i.e. the part of the text preceding it. In order to determine that area of reference several syntactic sentence-level restrictions on anaphora interpretation are formulated. Next, when looking at the area of pronoun's reference, all NPs which number- -gender agree with the pronoun can be selected and this way the set of surface referents ol each pronoun can be created. It can be used as data for further semantic anal...