Adapted End-to-End Coreference Resolution System for Anaphoric Identities in Dialogues

Liyan Xu, Jinho D. Choi

1st-Place Winner


We present an effective system adapted from the end-to-end neural coreference resolution model, targeting on the task of anaphora resolution in dialogues. Three aspects are specifically addressed in our approach, including the support of singletons, encoding speakers and turns throughout dialogue interactions, and knowledge transfer utilizing existing resources. Despite the simplicity of our adaptation strategies, they are shown to bring significant impact to the final performance, with up to 27 F1 improvement over the baseline. Our final system ranks the 1st place on the leaderboard of the anaphora resolution track in the CRAC 2021 shared task, and achieves the best evaluation results on all four datasets.

Venue / Year

Proceedings of the EMNLP Workshop on Computational Models of Reference, Anaphora and Coreference: Shared Task on Anaphora Resolution in Dialogues (CRAC:ST) / 2021


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