Technical Reports (CIS)

Document Type

Technical Report

Date of this Version

January 1993

Comments

University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MS-CIS-93-05.

Abstract

An algorithm is proposed to determine antecedents for VP ellipsis. The algorithm eliminates impossible antecedents, and then imposes a preference ordering on possible antecedents. The algorithm performs with 94% accuracy on a set of 304 examples of VP ellipsis collected from the Brown Corpus. The problem of determining antecedents for VP ellipsis has received little attention in the literature, and it is shown that the current proposal is a significant improvement over alternative approaches.

Share

COinS
 

Date Posted: 10 August 2007