Paper: Resolving Discourse Deictic Anaphora In Dialogues

ACL ID E99-1006
Title Resolving Discourse Deictic Anaphora In Dialogues
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1999

Most existing anaphora resolution algo- rithms are designed to account only for anaphors with NP-antecedents. This paper describes an algorithm for the resolution of discourse deictic anaphors, which constitute a large percentage of anaphors in spoken di- alogues. The success of the resolution is dependent on the classification of all pro- nouns and demonstratives into individual, discourse deictic and vague anaphora. Fi- nally, the empirical results of the application of the algorithm to a corpus of spoken dia- logues are presented.