Paper: What's Yours And What's Mine: Determining Intellectual Attribution In Scientific Text

ACL ID W00-1302
Title What's Yours And What's Mine: Determining Intellectual Attribution In Scientific Text
Venue 2000 Joint SIGDAT Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Very Large Corpora
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

We believe that identifying the structure of scien- tific argumentation in articles can help in tasks such as automatic summarization or the auto- mated construction of citation indexes. One par- ticularly important aspect of this structure is the question of who a given scientific statement is at- tributed to: other researchers, the field in general, or the authors themselves. We present the algorithm and a systematic eval- uation of a system which can recognize the most salient textual properties that contribute to the global argumentative structure of a text. In this paper we concentrate on two particular features, namely the occurrences of prototypical agents and their actions in scientific text.