Bridging resolution: Task definition, corpus resources and rule-based experiments

Ina Roesiger, Arndt Riester, Jonas Kuhn


Abstract
Recent work on bridging resolution has so far been based on the corpus ISNotes (Markert et al. 2012), as this was the only corpus available with unrestricted bridging annotation. Hou et al. 2014’s rule-based system currently achieves state-of-the-art performance on this corpus, as learning-based approaches suffer from the lack of available training data. Recently, a number of new corpora with bridging annotations have become available. To test the generalisability of the approach by Hou et al. 2014, we apply a slightly extended rule-based system to these corpora. Besides the expected out-of-domain effects, we also observe low performance on some of the in-domain corpora. Our analysis shows that this is the result of two very different phenomena being defined as bridging, namely referential and lexical bridging. We also report that filtering out gold or predicted coreferent anaphors before applying the bridging resolution system helps improve bridging resolution.
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C18-1298
Volume:
Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Month:
August
Year:
2018
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
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COLING
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
3516–3528
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/C18-1298
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