Preliminary corpus study (Poesio
and Vieira, 1998)
Annotators asked to classify about 1,000 definite
descriptions from the ACL/DCI corpus (Wall Street
Journal texts) into three classes:
DIRECT ANAPHORA: a house the house
DISCOURSE-NEW:
the belief that ginseng tastes like spinach is more
widespread than one would expect
BRIDGING DESCRIPTIONS:
the flat the living room; the car the vehicle