Translation-Based Projection for Multilingual Coreference Resolution

Altaf Rahman and Vincent Ng.
Proceedings of 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, pp. 720-730, 2012.

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To build a coreference resolver for a new language, the typical approach is to first coreference-annotate documents from this target language and then train a resolver on these annotated documents using supervised learning techniques. However, the high cost associated with manually coreference-annotating documents needed by a supervised approach makes it difficult to deploy coreference technologies across a large number of natural languages. To alleviate this corpus annotation bottleneck, we examine a translation-based projection approach to multilingual coreference resolution. Experimental results on two target languages demonstrate the promise of our approach.

BibTeX entry

  author = {Altaf Rahman and Vincent Ng},
  title = {Translation-Based Projection for Multilingual Coreference Resolution},
  booktitle = {NAACL HLT 2012: Proceedings of the Main Conference},
  pages = {720--730},
  year = 2012