Cross-lingual Incongruences in the Annotation of Coreference

Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski, Sharid Loáiciga, Christian Hardmeier, Pauline Krielke


Abstract
In the present paper, we deal with incongruences in English-German multilingual coreference annotation and present automated methods to discover them. More specifically, we automatically detect full coreference chains in parallel texts and analyse discrepancies in their annotations. In doing so, we wish to find out whether the discrepancies rather derive from language typological constraints, from the translation or the actual annotation process. The results of our study contribute to the referential analysis of similarities and differences across languages and support evaluation of cross-lingual coreference annotation. They are also useful for cross-lingual coreference resolution systems and contrastive linguistic studies.
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W19-2805
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Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Computational Models of Reference, Anaphora and Coreference
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June
Year:
2019
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Minneapolis, USA
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CRAC | NAACL | WS
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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26–34
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W19-2805
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W19-2805
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