Accession Number:

ADA454720

Title:

Dialogue Structure and Pronoun Resolution

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ROCHESTER UNIV NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This paper presents an empirical evaluation of a pronoun resolution algorithm augmented with discourse segmentation information. Past work has shown that segmenting discourse can aid in pronoun resolution by making potentially erroneous candidates inaccessible to a pronouns search. However, implementing this in practice has been difficult given the complexities associated with deciding on a useful scheme and then generating the segmentation reliably. In our study, we investigate whether or not shallow schemes that are easy to generate will improve pronoun resolution in a task-oriented corpus of dialogues. Our results show that incorporating this shallow segmentation at best marginally improves pronoun resolution performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE