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.
HITS, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, was established in 2010 by physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural, mathematical, and computer sciences. Major research directions include complex simulations across scales, making sense of data, and enabling science via computational research. Application areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics. An essential characteristic of the Institute is interdisciplinarity, implemented in numerous cross-group and cross-disciplinary projects. The base funding of HITS is provided by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.