Joint Inference for Event Coreference Resolution

Jing Lu, Deepak Venugopal, Vibhav Gogate, and Vincent Ng.
Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, pp. 3264-3275, 2016.

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Event coreference resolution is a challenging problem since it relies on several components of the information extraction pipeline that typically yield noisy outputs. We hypothesize that exploiting the inter-dependencies between these components can significantly improve the performance of an event coreference resolver, and subsequently propose a novel joint inference based event coreference resolver using Markov Logic Networks (MLNs). However, the rich features that are important for this task are typically very hard to explicitly encode as MLN formulas since they significantly increase the size of the MLN, thereby making joint inference and learning infeasible. To address this problem, we propose a novel solution where we implicitly encode rich features into our model by augmenting the MLN distribution with low dimensional unit clauses. Our approach achieves state-of-the-art results on two standard evaluation corpora.

BibTeX entry

  author = {Jing Lu and Deepak Venugopal and Vibhav Gogate and Vincent Ng},
  title = {Joint Inference for Event Coreference Resolution},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics},
  pages = {3264--3275}, 
  year = 2016}