Paper: Reference Resolution beyond Coreference: a Conceptual Frame and its Application

ACL ID P98-2172
Title Reference Resolution beyond Coreference: a Conceptual Frame and its Application
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

A model for reference use in com- munication is proposed, from a rep- resentationist point of view. Both the sender and the receiver of a message handle representations of their com- mon environment, including mental representations of objects. Reference resolution by a computer is viewed as the construction of object representa- tions using referring expressions from the discourse, whereas often only coreference links between such ex- pressions are looked for. Differences between these two approaches are discussed. The model has been imple- mented with elementary rules, and tested on complex narrative texts (hundreds to thousands of referring expressions). The results support the mental representations paradigm.