An empirical investigation of the relation between coreference and quotations: Can a pronoun located in quotations find its referent?

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Abstract

Many reference resolution studies omit anaphoric forms found in quotations, assuming that they may need special handling as there is insufficient discourse context to determine the referent. This paper reports on an empirical study performed to evaluate this assumption. Specifically, the study addresses the following questions: Are anaphoric expressions found in quotations sufficiently different to justify ignoring them, and is there enough context available for a system to determine the referents of anaphoric expressions found within quoted text? The current study focuses on the pronoun it within the Givenness Hierarchy framework of Gundel, Hedberg, and Zacharski [13]. We find that this framework can be used in most cases to locate the antecedent for referential it found in quoted text.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnaphora
Subtitle of host publicationAnalysis, Algorithms and Applications - 6th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium, DAARC 2007, Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages94-106
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783540714118
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Event6th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium, DAARC 2007 - Lagos, Portugal
Duration: Mar 29 2007Mar 30 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4410 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium, DAARC 2007
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLagos
Period3/29/073/30/07

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