Associative Anaphora Resolution: A Web-Based Approach (2003)
We present a novel approach to solving definite descriptions in unrestricted text based on searching the web for a particular type of lexicosyntactic patterns. Using statistics on these patterns, we intend to recover the antecedents for a predefined subset of definite descriptions occurring in two types of anaphoric relations: identity anaphora and associative anaphora. Preliminary results obtained with this method are promising and compare well with other methods.
In Proceedings of the EACL-2003 Workshop on the Computational Treatment of Anaphora, pp. 47-52, Budapest, Hungary 2003.

Razvan Bunescu Ph.D. Alumni bunescu [at] ohio edu