Paper: A Hierarchical Account Of Referential Accessibility

ACL ID P00-1053
Title A Hierarchical Account Of Referential Accessibility
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

In this paper, we outline a theory of referential accessibility called Veins Theory (VT). We show how VT addresses the problem of "left satellites", currently a problem for stack-based models, and show that VT can be used to significantly reduce the search space for antecedents. We also show that VT provides a better model for determining domains of referential accessibility, and discuss how VT can be used to address various issues of structural ambiguity.