- Who is "you"? Combining linguistic and gaze features to resolve second-person references in dialogue
- 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2009), Athens, Greece
- Book/source title
- Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, EACL 2009: 30 March-3 April 2009, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, Athens, Greece
- Pages (from-to)
- Stroudsburg, PA: Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
- Document type
- Conference contribution
- Interfacultary Research Institutes
- Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)
We explore the problem of resolving the second person English pronoun you in multi-party dialogue, using a combination of linguistic and visual features. First, we distinguish generic and referential uses, then we classify the referential uses as either plural or singular, and finally, for the latter cases, we identify the addressee. In our first set of experiments, the linguistic and visual features are derived from manual transcriptions and annotations, but in the second set, they are generated through entirely automatic means. Results show that a multimodal system is often preferable to a unimodal one.
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