[developers] Coref over ERSs?

Woodley Packard sweaglesw at sweaglesw.org
Wed Mar 13 18:43:18 CET 2019

Hi Nikhil,

In the past I worked on coreference resolution in MRS, although never quite to the point of a publication or software release.  Are you interested primarily in coreference within a single sentence or across multiple sentences?  Also, what format are you considering consuming MRS in (simple text based, DMRS, EDs, DM, ...)?  It’s possible some of my (oldish) tools could be of use to you.


> On Mar 7, 2019, at 8:54 AM, Emily M. Bender <ebender at uw.edu> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Does anyone know of systems that do coreference resolution over ERSs? See the question below from Nikhil Krishnaswamy who is interested in using these representations but needs coref:
> >>I had a question about ERS representations that I hope you'd be able to help with: in those cases where the ERG produces a representation without coref resolution, do you know of any resources that can take the output representation and use those syntactic or grammatical features to perform coref resolution?  So, in a simple case like "Grab the block and lift it up," where "the block" and "it" are not bound in the ERS but are both the endpoints of ARG2 arcs from the head verb, is there anything that can take that and actually perform the binding?
> Thanks,
> Emily
> -- 
> Emily M. Bender
> Professor, Department of Linguistics
> University of Washington
> Twitter: @emilymbender

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