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Fuzzy Coreference Resolution for Summarization

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Title{Fuzzy Coreference Resolution for Summarization}
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsWitte, R., and S. Bergler
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Conference NameProceedings of 2003 International Symposium on Reference Resolution and Its Applications to Question Answering and Summarization (ARQAS)
Date PublishedJune 23–24
PublisherUniversità Ca' Foscari
Conference LocationVenice, Italy

We present a fuzzy-theory based approach to coreference resolution and its application to text summarization.

Automatic determination of coreference between noun phrases is fraught with uncertainty. We show how fuzzy sets can be used to design a new coreference algorithm which captures this uncertainty in an explicit way and allows us to define varying degrees of coreference.

The algorithm is evaluated within a system that participated in the 10-word summary task of the DUC 2003 competition.


Copyright © 2003 René Witte and Sabine Bergler. All rights reserved.

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