Paper: An Extension of BLANC to System Mentions

ACL ID P14-2005
Title An Extension of BLANC to System Mentions
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

BLANC is a link-based coreference eval- uation metric for measuring the qual- ity of coreference systems on gold men- tions. This paper extends the original BLANC (?BLANC-gold? henceforth) to system mentions, removing the gold men- tion assumption. The proposed BLANC falls back seamlessly to the original one if system mentions are identical to gold men- tions, and it is shown to strongly correlate with existing metrics on the 2011 and 2012 CoNLL data.