Paper: The GREC Challenge 2008: Overview and Evaluation Results

ACL ID W08-1127
Title The GREC Challenge 2008: Overview and Evaluation Results
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2008

The GREC Task at REG’08 required participating systems to select coreference chains to the main subject of short encyclopaedic texts collected from Wikipedia. Three teams submitted a total of 6 systems, and we additionally created four baseline systems. Systems were tested automatically using a range of existing intrinsic metrics. We also evaluated systems extrinsically by applying coreference resolution tools to the outputs and measuring the success of the tools. In addition, systems were tested in a reading/comprehension experiment involving human subjects. This report describes the GREC Task and the evaluation methods, gives brief descriptions of the participating systems, and presents the evaluation results.