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dc.contributor.advisorAkman, Varol
dc.contributor.authorErsan, Ebru
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T20:11:39Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T20:11:39Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/17588
dc.descriptionAnkara : Department of Computer Engineering and Information Science and the Institute of Engineering and Science of Bilkent Univ., 1994.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 1994.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 62-67en_US
dc.description.abstractAnaphora resolution is one of the most active research areas in natural language processing. This study examines focusing as a tool for the resolution of pronouns which are a kind of anaphora. Focusing is a discourse phenomenon like anaphora. Candy Sidner formalized focusing in her 1979 MIT PhD thesis and devised several algorithms to resolve definite anaphora including pronouns. She presented her theory in a computational framework but did not generally implement the algorithms. Her algorithms related to focusing and pronoun resolution are implemented in this thesis. This implementation provides a better comprehension of the theory both from a conceptual and a computational point of view. The resulting program is tested on different discourse segments, and evaluation and analysis of the experiments are presented together with the statistical resultsen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityErsan, Ebruen_US
dc.format.extentvii, 67 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectAnaphoraen_US
dc.subjectFocusingen_US
dc.subjectDiscourse Analysisen_US
dc.subjectNatural Language Processingen_US
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dc.subject.lccQA76.9.N38 E78 1994en_US
dc.subject.lcshNatural language processing (Computer science).en_US
dc.subject.lcshArtifical intelligence.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAnaphora.en_US
dc.subject.lcshProgramming language (Electronics computer)--Semantic.en_US
dc.titleFocusing for pronoun resolution in English discourse: an implementationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US


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