Article Code : 139511012331304677(DOI : 10.7508/jist.2017.18.002)

Article Title : Coreference Resolution Using Verbs Knowledge

Journal Number : 18 Spring 2017

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List of Authors

  Full Name Email Grade Degree Corresponding Author
1 hasan zafari Teacher Assistant PhD
2 Maryam Hoorali Assistant Professor PhD
3 Heshaam Faili Associate Professor PhD


Coreference resolution is the problem of determining which mention in a text refer to the same entities, and is a crucial and difficult step in every natural language processing task. Despite the efforts that have been made in the past to solve this problem, its performance still does not meet today’s applications requirements. Given the importance of the verbs in sentences, in this work we tried to incorporate three types of their information on coreference resolution problem, namely, selectional restriction of verbs on their arguments, semantic relation between verb pairs, and the truth that arguments of a verb cannot be coreferent of each other. As a needed resource for supporting our model, we generate a repository of semantic relations between verb pairs automatically using Distributional Memory (DM), a state-of-the-art framework for distributional semantics. This resource consists of pairs of verbs associated with their probable arguments, their role mapping, and significance scores based on our measures. Our proposed model for coreference resolution encodes verbs’ knowledge with Markov logic network rules on top of deterministic Stanford coreference resolution system. Experiment results show that this semantic layer can improve the recall of the Stanford system while preserves its precision and improves it slightly.