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Bootstrapping Path-Based Pronoun Resolution

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Bootstrapping Path-Based Pronoun Resolution
We present an approach to pronoun resolution based on syntactic paths. Through a simple bootstrapping procedure, we learn the likelihood of coreference between a pronoun and a candidate noun based on the path in the parse tree between the two entities. This path information enables us to handle previously challenging resolution instances, and also robustly addresses traditional syntactic coreference constraints. Highly coreferent paths also allow mining of precise probabilistic gender/number information. We combine statistical knowledge with well known features in a Support Vector Machine pronoun resolution classifier. Significant gains in performance are observed on several datasets.
Shane Bergsma, Dekang Lin
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where ACL
Authors Shane Bergsma, Dekang Lin
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