Paper: The (Non)Utility Of Predicate-Argument Frequencies For Pronoun Interpretation

ACL ID N04-1037
Title The (Non)Utility Of Predicate-Argument Frequencies For Pronoun Interpretation
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors

State-of-the-art pronoun interpretation sys- tems rely predominantly on morphosyntac- tic contextual features. While the use of deep knowledge and inference to improve these models would appear technically in- feasible, previous work has suggested that predicate-argument statistics mined from naturally-occurring data could provide a useful approximation to such knowledge. We test this idea in several system configu- rations, and conclude from our results and subsequent error analysis that such statis- tics offer little or no predictive information above that provided by morphosyntax.