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A New, Fully Automatic Version of Mitkov’s Knowledge-Poor Pronoun Resolution Method

TitleA New, Fully Automatic Version of Mitkov’s Knowledge-Poor Pronoun Resolution Method
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsMitkov, R, Evans, R, Orăsan, C
EditorGelbukh, A
Book TitleComputational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing
Series TitleLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume2276
Pagination168-186
PublisherSpringer
CityBerlin / Heidelberg
ISBN Number978-3-540-43219-7
Abstract

This paper describes a new, advanced and completely revamped version of Mitkov’s knowledge-poor approach to pronoun resolution [21]. In contrast to most anaphora resolution approaches, the new system, referred to as MARS, operates in fully automatic mode. It benefits from purpose-built programs for identifying occurrences of nonnominal anaphora (including pleonastic pronouns) and for recognition of animacy, and employs genetic algorithms to achieve optimal performance. The paper features extensive evaluation and discusses important evaluation issues in anaphora resolution.

DOI10.1007/3-540-45715-1_15