Pronominal and Sortal Anaphora Resolution for Biomedical Literature

  title={Pronominal and Sortal Anaphora Resolution for Biomedical Literature},
  author={Yu-Hsiang Lin and Tyne Liang},
Anaphora resolution is one of essential tasks in message understanding. In this paper resolution for pronominal and sortal anaphora, which are common in biomedical texts, is addressed. The resolution was achieved by employing UMLS ontology and SA/AO (subject-action/action-object) patterns mined from biomedical corpus. On the other hand, sortal anaphora for unknown words was tackled by using the headword collected from UMLS and the patterns mined from PubMed. The final set of antecedents finding… CONTINUE READING
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