Paper: Gesture Improves Coreference Resolution

ACL ID N06-2010
Title Gesture Improves Coreference Resolution
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Short Paper
Year 2006

Coreference resolution, like many problems in natural language processing, has most of- ten been explored using datasets of written text. While spontaneous spoken language poses well-known challenges, it also offers ad- ditional modalities that may help disambiguate some of the inherent disfluency. We explore features of hand gesture that are correlated with coreference. Combining these features with a traditional textual model yields a statis- tically significant improvement in overall per- formance.