An Annotated Dataset of Coreference in English Literature

David Bamman, Olivia Lewke, Anya Mansoor


Abstract
We present in this work a new dataset of coreference annotations for works of literature in English, covering 29,103 mentions in 210,532 tokens from 100 works of fiction published between 1719 and 1922. This dataset differs from previous coreference corpora in containing documents whose average length (2,105.3 words) is four times longer than other benchmark datasets (463.7 for OntoNotes), and contains examples of difficult coreference problems common in literature. This dataset allows for an evaluation of cross-domain performance for the task of coreference resolution, and analysis into the characteristics of long-distance within-document coreference.
Anthology ID:
2020.lrec-1.6
Volume:
Proceedings of the Twelfth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
Month:
May
Year:
2020
Address:
Marseille, France
Venue:
LREC
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Publisher:
European Language Resources Association
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Pages:
44–54
Language:
English
URL:
https://aclanthology.org/2020.lrec-1.6
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Cite (ACL):
David Bamman, Olivia Lewke, and Anya Mansoor. 2020. An Annotated Dataset of Coreference in English Literature. In Proceedings of the Twelfth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, pages 44–54, Marseille, France. European Language Resources Association.
Cite (Informal):
An Annotated Dataset of Coreference in English Literature (Bamman et al., LREC 2020)
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PDF:
https://aclanthology.org/2020.lrec-1.6.pdf
Code
 dbamman/litbank +  additional community code
Data
CoNLL-2012LitBankPreCoWikiCoref