Anaphora Resolution with Real Preprocessing

Manfred Klenner, Don Tuggener, Angela Fahrni, Rico Sennrich

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In this paper we focus on anaphora resolution for German, a highly inflected language which also allows for closed form compounds (i.e. compounds without spaces). Especially, we describe a system that only uses real preprocessing components, e.g. a dependency parser, a two-level morphological analyser etc. We trace the performance drop occurring under these conditions back to underspecification and ambiguity at the morphological level. A demanding subtask of anaphora resolution are the so-called bridging anaphora, a special variant of nominal anaphora where the heads of the coreferent noun phrases do not match. We experiment with two different resources in order to find out how to cope best with this problem.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Natural Language Processing
Subtitle of host publication7th International Conference on NLP, IceTAL 2010, Reykjavik, Iceland, August 16-18, 2010
EditorsHrafn Loftsson, Eirikur Rögnvaldsson, Sigrún Helgadóttir
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-14770-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-14769-2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


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