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Title Anaphoric Annotation of Wikipedia and Blogs in the Live Memories Corpus
Authors Kepa Joseba Rodríguez, Francesca Delogu, Yannick Versley, Egon W. Stemle and Massimo Poesio
Abstract The Live Memories corpus is an Italian corpus annotated for anaphoric relations. This annotation effort aims to contribute to two significant issues for the CL research: the lack of annotated anaphoric resources for Italian and the increasing interest for the social Web. The Live Memories Corpus contains texts from the Italian Wikipedia about the region Trentino/Süd Tirol and from blog sites with users' comments. It is planned to add a set of articles of local news papers. The corpus includes manual annotated information about morphosyntactic agreement, anaphoricity, and semantic class of the NPs. The anaphoric annotation includes discourse deixis, bridging relations and markes cases of ambiguity with the annotation of alternative interpretations. For the annotation of the anaphoric links the corpus takes into account specific phenomena of the Italian language like incorporated clitics and phonetically non realized pronouns. Reliability studies for the annotation of the mentioned phenomena and for annotation of anaphoric links in general offer satisfactory results. The Wikipedia and blogs dataset will be distributed under Creative Commons Attributions licence.
Topics Anaphora, Coreference, Corpus (creation, annotation, etc.), Discourse annotation, representation and processing
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Bibtex @InProceedings{RODRGUEZ10.431,
  author = {Kepa Joseba Rodríguez and Francesca Delogu and Yannick Versley and Egon W. Stemle and Massimo Poesio},
  title = {Anaphoric Annotation of Wikipedia and Blogs in the Live Memories Corpus},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10)},
  year = {2010},
  month = {may},
  date = {19-21},
  address = {Valletta, Malta},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Mike Rosner and Daniel Tapias},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {2-9517408-6-7},
  language = {english}
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