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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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Title: Ellipsis Resolution and Discourse Processing
Author: Sana Ullah
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Institution: Inha University
Author: Xuanzi Tong
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Author: Mohammad Arif Siddqui
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Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: Pashto, Southern
Pashto, Northern
Abstract: In practical Machine translation system, the input text is processed discourse by discourse. In this paper, we divided the process into two stages i.e. dissection stage and discourse processing stage. In dissection stage, the source text is dissected into primitive discourses where complex discourses require further dissection [1, 2]. In discourse processing stage, anaphoric and elliptical ambiguities are resolved. This paper focuses on the resolution of anaphoric, cataphoric and elliptical ambiguities during discourse processing phase. The concept of back tracking mechanism is applied to resolve anaphoric ambiguities. Moreover the problem of redundant predicates is solved up to great extent. Our proposed approach is manually applied to newspaper fragments.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Macau and Urumqi
Publication Info: 1st International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication, Macau


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