Second International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'92)

Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 13-16, 1992

Syntactic Anaphora Resolution in a Speech Understanding System

Ute Ziegenhain

Siemens AG, ZFE ST SN 74, München, Germany

In this paper a way to treat anaphoric processes in a natural language dialogue system is proposed. It makes extensive use of syntactic and semantic information to find the right antecedents for anaphoric expressions. Using the proposed method it can be shown that the right candidate for an anaphoric expression can be found in 89% out of 300 dialogues.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ziegenhain, Ute (1992): "Syntactic anaphora resolution in a speech understanding system", In ICSLP-1992, 1569-1572.