Anaphora is a central topic in the study of natural language and has long been the object of research in a wide range of disciplines. The correct interpretation of anaphora has also become increasingly important for real-world natural language processing applications, including machine translation, automatic abstracting, information extraction and question answering.
This volume provides a unique overview of the processing of anaphora from a multi- and inter-disciplinary angle. It will be of interest and practical use to readers from fields as diverse as theoretical linguistics, corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, computer science, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, human language technology, psycholinguistics, cognitive science and translation studies.
The readership includes but is not limited to university lecturers, researchers, postgraduate and senior undergraduate students.
Table of contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
I. Computational Treatment
A Sequenced Model of Anaphora and Ellipsis Resolution
How to Deal with Wicked Anaphora?
Dan Cristea and Oana-Diana Postolache
A Machine Learning Approach to Preference Strategies for Anaphor Resolution
A Lightweight Approach to Coreference Resolution for Named Entities in Text
Marin Dimitrov, Kalina Bontcheva, Hamish Cunningham and Diana Maynard
A Unified Treatment of Spanish se
II. Theoretical, Psycholinguistic and Cognitive Issues
Binding and Beyond: Issues in Backward Anaphora
Eric Reuland and Sergey Avrutin
Modelling Referential Choice in Discourse: A Cognitive Calculative Approach and a Neutral Network Approach
André Grüning and Andrej A. Kibrik
Degrees of Indirectness: Two Types of Implicit Referents and their
Retrieval via Unaccented Pronouns
Pronominal Interpretation and the Syntax-Discourse Interface: Real-time
Comprehension and Neurological Properties
Maria Mercedes Piñango and Petra Burkhardt
Top-down and Bottom-up Effects on the Interpretation of Weak Object
Pronouns in Greek
Different Forms Have Different Referential Properties: Implications for the
Notion of 'Salience'
Referential Accessibility and Anaphor Resolution: The Case of the French
Hybrid Demonstrative Pronoun Celui-Ci/Celle-Ci
Marion Fossard and Francois Rigalleau
III. Corpus-Based Studies
The Predicate-Argument Structure of Discourse Connectives: A Corpus-Based
Cassandre Creswell, Katherine Forbes, Eleni Miltsakaki, Rashmi Prasad,
Aravind K. Joshi and Bonnie Webber
Combining Centering-Based Models of Salience and Information Structure for
Resolving Intersentential Pronominal Anaphora
Pronouns Without NP Antecedents: How do we Know when a Pronoun is Referential?
Jeanette K. Gundel, Nancy A. Hedberg and Ron Zacharski
Syntactic Form and Discourse Accessibility
Gregory Ward and Andrew Kehler
Coreference and Anaphoric Relations of Demonstrative Noun Phrases in
Renata Vieira, Susanne Salmon-Alt and Caroline Gasperin
Anaphoric Demonstratives: Dealing with the Hard Cases
Focu, Activation, and This-Noun Phrases: An Empirical Study
Massimo Poesio and Natalia N. Modjeska