LREC 2000 2nd International Conference on Language Resources & Evaluation

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Title Coreference Annotation: Whither?
Authors Kibble Rodger (Information Technology Research Institute, University of Brighton, Lewes Rd, Brighton, UK,, http:/
van Deemter Kees (Information Technology Research Institute University of Brighton, Brighton BN2 4CJ U.K., email:
Keywords Coreference, Information Extraction
Session Session WO16 - Corpus Annotation and Information Extraction
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Abstract The terms coreference and anaphora tend to be used inconsistently and interchangeably in much empirically-oriented work in NLP, and this threatens to lead to incoherent analyses of texts and arbitrary loss of information. This paper discusses the role of coreference annotation in Information Extraction, focussing on the coreference scheme defined for the MUC-7 evaluation exercise. We point out deficiencies in that scheme and make some suggestions towards a new annotation philosophy.