Coreference Strategies in English-German Translation

Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski, Marie-Pauline Krielke, Christian Hardmeier


Abstract
We present a study focusing on variation of coreferential devices in English original TED talks and news texts and their German translations. Using exploratory techniques we contemplate a diverse set of coreference devices as features which we assume indicate language-specific and register-based variation as well as potential translation strategies. Our findings reflect differences on both dimensions with stronger variation along the lines of register than between languages. By exposing interactions between text type and cross-linguistic variation, they can also inform multilingual NLP applications, especially machine translation.
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2020.crac-1.15
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Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Computational Models of Reference, Anaphora and Coreference
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December
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2020
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Barcelona, Spain (online)
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COLING | CRAC
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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139–153
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