Anaphora Resolution: A Multi-Strategy ApproachComputer Science Department
Date of Original Version8-1-1988
Abstract or DescriptionAnaphora resolution has proven to be a very difficult problem; it requires the integrated application of syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic knowledge. This paper examines the hypothesis that instead of attempting to construct a monolithic method for resolving anaphora, the combination of multiple strategies, each exploiting a different knowledge source, proves more effective, theoretically and computationally. Cognitive plausibility is established in that human judgements of the optimal anaphoric referent accord with those of the strategy-based method, and human inability to determine a unique referent corresponds to the cases where different strategies offer conflicting candidates for the anaphoric referent.
Citation InformationJaime G. Carbonell and Ralf D Brown. "Anaphora Resolution: A Multi-Strategy Approach" (1988)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jaime_carbonell/30/