Paper: BART: A Modular Toolkit for Coreference Resolution

ACL ID P08-4003
Title BART: A Modular Toolkit for Coreference Resolution
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008

Developing a full coreference system able to run all the way from raw text to seman- tic interpretation is a considerable engineer- ing effort, yet there is very limited avail- ability of off-the shelf tools for researchers whose interests are not in coreference, or for researchers who want to concentrate on a specific aspect of the problem. We present BART, a highly modular toolkit for de- veloping coreference applications. In the Johns Hopkins workshop on using lexical and encyclopedic knowledge for entity dis- ambiguation, the toolkit was used to ex- tend a reimplementation of the Soon et al. (2001) proposal with a variety of additional syntactic and knowledge-based features, and experiment with alternative resolution pro- cesses, preprocessing tools, and classifiers.