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Title: Anaphoric Demonstratives
Subtitle: Linguistic, cognitive and computational modelling
Edited By: António Branco
Anthony Mark McEnery
Ruslan Mitkov
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT%20263
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 263
Description:

Anaphora processing 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

Editors’ Foreword

I. Computational Treatment

A Sequenced Model of Anaphora and Ellipsis Resolution
Shalom Lappin

How to Deal with Wicked Anaphora?
Dan Cristea and Oana-Diana Postolache

A Machine Learning Approach to Preference Strategies for Anaphor Resolution
Roland Stuckardt

Decomposing Discourse
Joel Tetreault

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
Randy Sharp

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
Francis Cornish

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
Stavroula-Thaleia Kousta

Different Forms Have Different Referential Properties: Implications for the
Notion of 'Salience'
Elsi Kaiser

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 Study
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
Costanza Navarretta

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
Multilingual Corpus
Renata Vieira, Susanne Salmon-Alt and Caroline Gasperin

Anaphoric Demonstratives: Dealing with the Hard Cases
Marco A.E. Rocha

Focu, Activation, and This-Noun Phrases: An Empirical Study
Massimo Poesio and Natalia N. Modjeska

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Psycholinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Translation
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): French
Greek, Modern
Spanish
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ISBN: 1588116212
ISBN-13: 9781588116215
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