234 Pages
    by Routledge

    234 Pages
    by Routledge

    Teaching computers to solve language problems is one of the major challenges

    of natural language processing. There is a large amount of interesting research

    devoted to this field. This book fills an existing gap in the literature with an

    up-to-date survey of the field, including the author’s own contributions.

    A number of different fields overlap in anaphora resolution – computational

    linguistics, natural language processing (NLP), grammar, semantics, pragmatics,

    discourse analysis and artificial intelligence. This book begins by introducing

    basic notions and terminology, moving onto early research methods and

    approaches, recent developments and applications, and future directions.

    It addresses various issues related to the practical implementation of anaphora

    systems, such as rules employed, algorithms implemented or evaluation

    techniques used. This is an ideal reference book for students and researchers

    in this particular area of computational linguistics.

    Since anaphora resolution is vital for the development of any practical NLP

    system, the book will be of interest to readers from both academia and


    ONE: Linguistic Fundamentals TWO: The Process of Automatic Anaphora Resolution THREE: Theories and Formalisms used in Anaphora Resolution FOUR: The Past: Work in the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's FIVE: The Present: Knowledge-poor and Corpus-based Approaches in the 1990's and Beyond SIX: The Role of Corpora in Anaphora Resolution SEVEN: An Approach in Focus: Mitkov's Robust, Knowledge-poor Algorithm EIGHT: Evaluation in Anaphora Resolution NINE: Outstanding Issues


    Dr. Ruslan Mitkov is Professor of Computational Linguistics and Language Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton. Ruslan Mitkov's publications and interests cover areas such as anaphora resolution, machine translation, automatic abstracting, centering, term extraction, question answering and computer-aided language learning

    '...well structured and presents a good overview of approaches to anaphora resolution...

    ...a useful reference book for everyone in the field.'

    Judita Preiss - Natural Language Engineering Journal, Vol 11/4 2005

    "...well structured and presents a good overview of approaches to anaphora resolution."

    "...a useful reference book for everyone in the field."

    Judita Preiss - Natural Language Engineering, Volume 11/4 - 2005