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Title Creating a Coreference Resolution System for Italian
Authors Massimo Poesio, Olga Uryupina and Yannick Versley
Abstract This paper summarizes our work on creating a full-scale coreference resolution (CR) system for Italian, using BART ― an open-source modular CR toolkit initially developed for English corpora. We discuss our experiments on language-specific issues of the task. As our evaluation experiments show, a language-agnostic system (designed primarily for English) can achieve a performance level in high forties (MUC F-score) when re-trained and tested on a new language, at least on gold mention boundaries. Compared to this level, we can improve our F-score by around 10% introducing a small number of language-specific changes. This shows that, with a modular coreference resolution platform, such as BART, one can straightforwardly develop a family of robust and reliable systems for various languages. We hope that our experiments will encourage researchers working on coreference in other languages to create their own full-scale coreference resolution systems ― as we have mentioned above, at the moment such modules exist only for very few languages other than English.
Topics Anaphora, Coreference
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Bibtex @InProceedings{POESIO10.755,
  author = {Massimo Poesio and Olga Uryupina and Yannick Versley},
  title = {Creating a Coreference Resolution System for Italian},
  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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