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

@inproceedings{Held2021FocusOW,
  title={Focus on what matters: Applying Discourse Coherence Theory to Cross Document Coreference},
  author={William B. Held and Dan Iter and Dan Jurafsky},
  booktitle={EMNLP},
  year={2021}
}
Performing event and entity coreference resolution across documents vastly increases the number of candidate mentions, making it intractable to do the full n^2 pairwise comparisons. Existing approaches simplify by considering coreference only within document clusters, but this fails to handle inter-cluster coreference, common in many applications. As a result cross-document coreference algorithms are rarely applied to downstream tasks. We draw on an insight from discourse coherence theory… 

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