Towards Bridging Resolution in German: Data Analysis and Rule-based Experiments

Janis Pagel, Ina Roesiger


Abstract
Bridging resolution is the task of recognising bridging anaphors and linking them to their antecedents. While there is some work on bridging resolution for English, there is only little work for German. We present two datasets which contain bridging annotations, namely DIRNDL and GRAIN, and compare the performance of a rule-based system with a simple baseline approach on these two corpora. The performance for full bridging resolution ranges between an F1 score of 13.6% for DIRNDL and 11.8% for GRAIN. An analysis using oracle lists suggests that the system could, to a certain extent, benefit from ranking and re-ranking antecedent candidates. Furthermore, we investigate the importance of single features and show that the features used in our work seem promising for future bridging resolution approaches.
Anthology ID:
W18-0706
Volume:
Proceedings of the First Workshop on Computational Models of Reference, Anaphora and Coreference
Month:
June
Year:
2018
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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CRAC | NAACL | WS
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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50–60
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W18-0706
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W18-0706
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