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Anaphora in natural language understanding : a survey

Hirst, Graeme John


A problem that all computer-based natural language understanding (NLU) systems encounter is that of linguistic reference, and in particular anaphora (abbreviated reference). For example, in a text as simple as: Nadia showed sue her new car. orange. The seats were Day-Glo knowing that "her" probably means Nadia and not Sue and that "the seats" means the seats of Nadia's new car is not a simple task. This thesis is an extensive review of the reference and anaphor problem, and the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1979
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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