MOTIVATIONS FOR ANNOTATING
ANAPHORIC INFORMATION
l Linguistic research
E.g., work on information structure in Prague (Haijcova, Sgall, Kruijff-
Korbayova) and elsewhere (Prince, Gundel et al, Fraurud)
Also in Computational Linguistics (e.g., work by Passonneau, Walker)
Example: tomorrow, our work on salience
l System building
E.g., development of anaphora resolution / NLG systems
Example: Friday, our work on bridging and anaphora resolution
l Applications
Information extraction (MUC, ACE, GENIA)
Other applications: segmentation, summarization