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Focus on what matters: Applying Discourse Coherence Theory to Cross Document Coreference [article]

William Held, Dan Iter, Dan Jurafsky
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We draw on an insight from discourse coherence theory: potential coreferences are constrained by the reader's discourse focus.  ...  As a result cross-document coreference algorithms are rarely applied to downstream tasks.  ...  Acknowledgments We are very grateful to Marissa Mayer and Enrique Muñoz Torres of Sunshine Products for their steadfast encouragement and generous financial support of this project, to Ken Scott and Annie  ... 
arXiv:2110.05362v1 fatcat:oc5o6e3j7ncf3jwnuc4fio3424

Focus on what matters: Applying Discourse Coherence Theory to Cross Document Coreference

William Held, Dan Iter, Dan Jurafsky
2021 Proceedings of the 2021 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing   unpublished
We draw on an insight from discourse coherence theory: potential coreferences are constrained by the reader's discourse focus.  ...  As a result cross-document coreference algorithms are rarely applied to downstream tasks.  ...  Acknowledgments We are very grateful to Marissa Mayer and Enrique Muñoz Torres of Sunshine Products for their steadfast encouragement and generous financial support of this project, to Ken Scott and Annie  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/2021.emnlp-main.106 fatcat:qigkermtmje7blv4ylu4akbasi

Coreference Applications to Summarization [chapter]

Josef Steinberger, Mijail Kabadjov, Massimo Poesio
2016 Anaphora Resolution  
Both single-document and multi-document summarization branches are discussed. Then we focus on post-processing techniques to improve the referential clarity and coherence of extracted summaries.  ...  The discussion follows the summarization framework based on Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA), however, the ideas can be applied to any sentence-scoring approach.  ...  Cross-Document Coreference and Multi-document Summarization Multi-document summarization brings a cross-document dimension for coreference resolution.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-662-47909-4_15 dblp:series/tanlp/SteinbergerKP16 fatcat:pffozkve2vbbrblsc35na2oivu

AMALGUM – A Free, Balanced, Multilayer English Web Corpus [article]

Luke Gessler, Siyao Peng, Yang Liu, Yilun Zhu, Shabnam Behzad, Amir Zeldes
2020 arXiv   pre-print
resolution, and discourse trees in Rhetorical Structure Theory.  ...  By tapping open online data sources the corpus is meant to offer a more sizable alternative to smaller manually created annotated data sets, while avoiding pitfalls such as imbalanced or unknown composition  ...  Document Extent Since the corpus described here is focused on discourse-level annotations, such as coreference resolution and discourse parses, we elected to only use documents similar in size to the documents  ... 
arXiv:2006.10677v1 fatcat:6ivhrx254nclnbiromdl6sp6tu

Modeling the Lifespan of Discourse Entities with Application to Coreference Resolution

Marie-Catherine De Marneffe, Marta Recasens, Christopher Potts
2015 The Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research  
To realize these gains, we build a classifier for predicting the singleton/coreferent distinction.  ...  Distinguishing those that die out after just one mention (singleton) from those that lead longer lives (coreferent) would dramatically simplify the hypothesis space for coreference resolution models, leading  ...  Acknowledgments We thank Jefferson Barlew, Greg Durrett, Micha Elsner, Gregory Kierstead, Craige Roberts, Michael White, the Stanford NLP Group, and our anonymous reviewers for their helpful suggestions on  ... 
doi:10.1613/jair.4565 fatcat:svdow3c5czbibjtkx62ukvz2t4

Identity, non-identity, and near-identity: Addressing the complexity of coreference

Marta Recasens, Eduard Hovy, M. Antònia Martí
2011 Lingua  
We redefine coreference as a scalar relation between two (or more) linguistic expressions that refer to discourse entities considered to be at the same granularity level relevant to the linguistic and  ...  We view coreference relations in terms of mental space theory and discuss a large number of real life examples that show near-identity at different degrees.  ...  Acknowledgements We are grateful to Jerry Hobbs for his valuable insights, and to the three anonymous reviewers for raising several interesting concerns.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2011.02.004 fatcat:qvqd27vp3rgs5noe5s6rilkbvm

Linguistic and Cognitive Evidence About Anaphora [chapter]

Massimo Poesio
2016 Anaphora Resolution  
Linguistics and psychology provide us with a theoretical analysis of what anaphoric expressions mean, and evidence about how their interpretation is recovered in context-in particular, which information  ...  .: Noun-phrase anaphora and focus: The informational load hypothesis. Psychological Review 106, 748-765 (1999)  ...  (the term used in the case of documents is cross-document coreference) but not anaphoric (because distinct universes of discourse are built during each conversation).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-662-47909-4_2 dblp:series/tanlp/Poesio16 fatcat:iedpsvsltff5zoafm2agkoqkeq

Linguistic challenges in automatic summarization technology

Elke Diedrichsen
2017 Journal of Computer-Assisted Linguistic Research  
We will pay particular attention to current methods of sentence extraction and compression for single and multi-document summarization, as these applications are based on theories of syntax and discourse  ...  It works on the basis of coreference resolution, discourse analysis, named entity recognition (NER), information extraction (IE), natural language understanding, topic segmentation and recognition, word  ...  The coherence, according to this theory, is established in that coherent discourses have utterances with common centers.  ... 
doi:10.4995/jclr.2017.7787 fatcat:xl2gzccpj5ft7dngtrztrkfrlu

Argument Linking: A Survey and Forecast [article]

William Gantt
2021 arXiv   pre-print
However, many of these relationships are evident only at the level of the document, as a role for a predicate in one sentence may often be filled by an argument in a different one.  ...  This more general task, known as implicit semantic role labeling or argument linking, has received increased attention in recent years, as researchers have recognized its centrality to information extraction  ...  , rather than silver cross-document ones.  ... 
arXiv:2107.08523v1 fatcat:hapm2rx3xjb6tdksl3x7ghsxwi

Coherence and Coreference Revisited

A. Kehler, L. Kertz, H. Rohde, J. L. Elman
2007 Journal of Semantics  
inference, with particular attention to how these are used to establish the coherence of a discourse.  ...  their expectations about what entities will be mentioned next, which, crucially, are conditioned on those coherence relations.  ...  This research was supported in part by NIH Training Grant 5-T32-DC0041 to the Center for Research in Language at UCSD, and a grant from the UCSD Academic Senate.  ... 
doi:10.1093/jos/ffm018 pmid:22923856 pmcid:PMC3424618 fatcat:2iwmcchqxnc4rn6rzhxlhlryze

Linguistically Annotated Corpus as an Invaluable Resource for Advancements in Linguistic Research: A Case Study

Jan Hajič, Eva Hajičová, Jiří Mírovský, Jarmila Panevová
2016 Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics  
We want to demonstrate that annotation of corpus is not a self-contained goal: in order to be consistent, it should be based on some linguistic theory, and, at the same time, it should serve as a test  ...  The analysis is based on a complex annotation of syntax, semantic functions, information structure and discourse relations of the Prague Dependency Treebank, a collection of annotated Czech texts.  ...  into what the sentence is about (its topic) and what it says about the topic (its focus) -is understood as based on the primary notion of contextual boundness.  ... 
doi:10.1515/pralin-2016-0012 fatcat:bbzddwtrsje27lbmvmie3rkc7y

Evaluation of text coherence for electronic essay scoring systems

E. MILTSAKAKI, K. KUKICH
2004 Natural Language Engineering  
In this study we employ the Educational Testing Service's e-rater essay scoring system to examine whether local discourse coherence, as defined by a measure of Centering Theory's Rough-Shift transitions  ...  Existing software systems for automated essay scoring can provide NLP researchers with opportunities to test certain theoretical hypotheses, including some derived from Centering Theory.  ...  We are grateful to Ellen Prince, Aravind Joshi and Alistair Knott for useful discussions.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1351324903003206 fatcat:lggkpfesq5bxngmmdzwykq52ee

Linguistic Tests for Discourse Relations

Yannick Versley, Anna Gastel
2013 Dialogue and Discourse  
Most importantly, the authors emphasize the need to focus on a subset of the task that can be annotated reliably and that is at the same time informative with respect to a core set of discourse phenomena  ...  PDTB, and attempts to reach a useful balance between theory-neutrality on one hand and linguistic insights on the other hand, in particular from previous work in the frameworks of Discourse Lexicalized  ...  We would like to thank the three anonymous reviewers for their helpful suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.5087/dad.2013.207 fatcat:pcbdciqpdnfdlc4zztv5j5emj4

Discourse structure and language technology

B. WEBBER, M. EGG, V. KORDONI
2011 Natural Language Engineering  
This survey of work on discourse structure thus provides a primer on the bases of which discourse is structured along with some of their formal properties.  ...  After identifying resources that should prove useful in improving algorithm performance across a range of languages, we conclude by speculating on future discourse structure-enabled technology.  ...  Work on discourse structure focuses primarily on the second of these. What is structured in discourse structures?  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1351324911000337 fatcat:ortidbykbvawfllj363gkqv7fe

A probabilistic reconciliation of coherence-driven and centering-driven theories of pronoun interpretation

Andrew Kehler, Hannah Rohde
2013 Theoretical Linguistics  
Two classic theories of pronoun interpretation have each sought to specify the relationship between pronoun use and discourse coherence, but make seemingly irreconcilable claims.  ...  about what coherence relationships will ensue, and (ii) their expectations about what entities will be mentioned next which, crucially, are conditioned on those coherence relationships.  ...  Two Theories of Discourse Coherence In the remainder of the paper, we will focus on two analyses that have attempted to explain pronoun behavior in terms of a larger theory of discourse interpretation  ... 
doi:10.1515/tl-2013-0001 fatcat:qsqyezflhzabxlpqwg2yo4d7we
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