Coreference-Based Summarization and Question Answering: a Case for High Precision Anaphor Resolution

Abstract

Approaches to Text Summarization and Question Answering are known to benefit from the availability of coreference information. Based on an analysis of its contributions, a more detailed look at coreference processing for these applications will be proposed: it should be considered as a task of anaphor resolution rather than coreference resolution. It will be further argued that high precision approaches to anaphor resolution optimally match the specific requirements. Three such approaches will be described and empirically evaluated, and the implications for Text Summarization and Question Answering will be discussed.

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@inproceedings{StuckardtCoreferenceBasedSA, title={Coreference-Based Summarization and Question Answering: a Case for High Precision Anaphor Resolution}, author={Roland Stuckardt and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe} }