PhD student Haixia Chai and NLP group leader Michael Strube got a paper accepted at this years NAACL, one of the premium CL conferences. The title of the paper is “Incorporating Centering Theory into Neural Coreference Resolution“.
Centering is a famous discourse coherence modeling paradigm deeply rooted in linguistics. Leveraging centering for neural coreference resolution, which is the poster child of CL/NLP tasks, marks an important step towards getting the best of both worlds, linguistics and Deep Learning.
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