Paper: A Preliminary Model of Centering in Dialog

ACL ID P98-2241
Title A Preliminary Model of Centering in Dialog
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998

The centering framework explains local coherence by re- lating local focus and the form of referring expressions. It has proven useful in monolog, but its utility for multi- party discourse has not been shown, and a variety of is- sues must be tackled to adapt the model for dialog. This paper reports our application of three naive models of centering theory for dialog. These results will be used as baselines for evaluating future models.