Dealing with Cross-Sentential Anaphora Resolution in ALEP

Thierry Declerck

In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING'96), August 5-9. International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING) Copenhagen, Danmark Seiten 280-285 1 1996.


The experiments described here have been done in connection with the LSGRAM project, which is concerned with the development of large scale grammars and thus foreseen the coverage of "real life texts". But in order to deal with such texts, it is also necessary to process linguistic units which are larger than sentences. The resolution of crosssentential anaphora is one of the problems we have to deal with, when we switch towards the analysis of such larger linguistic units. In order to propose an analysis of the crosssentential anaphora, one has to be able to refer back to an antecedent, which is to be found in a preceding sentence. This will be done on the basis of an informationpassing framework. Using also the simple unification technique a resolution of the pronoun can then be tried out: parts of the content information of the pronoun are going to be compared (unified) with specific parts of the content information of the (possible) antecedent.

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