Pronoun resolution and the influence of syntactic and semantic information on discourse prominence

Ralph Rose*

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研究成果: Conference contribution

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抄録

Beginning with the observation that syntactic and semantic information often coincide (i.e., subjects are often agents, objects often patients), this study investigates the possibility that preference to resolve a sentence-initial pronoun to a syntactically prominent antecedent might actually be better explained in terms of preference for resolving to a semantically prominent antecedent. The study takes Discourse Prominence Theory (Gordon and Hendrick [11, 12]) as an underlying framework. Results of three psycholinguistic experiments using a self-paced reading task show that both syntactic and semantic information guide readers' pronoun resolution preferences. This suggests a revised understanding of Discourse Prominence Theory in which the prominence of discourse referents is determined through a complex process depending on multiple linguistic factors. Results further show that the relative degree of prominence among competing candidates influences resolution processes.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルAnaphora
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルAnalysis, Algorithms and Applications - 6th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium, DAARC 2007, Selected Papers
出版社Springer Verlag
ページ28-43
ページ数16
ISBN(印刷版)9783540714118
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2007 1 1
外部発表はい
イベント6th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium, DAARC 2007 - Lagos, Portugal
継続期間: 2007 3 292007 3 30

出版物シリーズ

名前Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
4410 LNAI
ISSN(印刷版)0302-9743
ISSN(電子版)1611-3349

Conference

Conference6th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium, DAARC 2007
国/地域Portugal
CityLagos
Period07/3/2907/3/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 理論的コンピュータサイエンス
  • コンピュータ サイエンス(全般)

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