ParCorFull2.0: a Parallel Corpus Annotated with Full Coreference

Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski, Pedro Augusto Ferreira, Elina Lartaud, Christian Hardmeier


Abstract
In this paper, we describe ParCorFull2.0, a parallel corpus annotated with full coreference chains for multiple languages, which is an extension of the existing corpus ParCorFull (Lapshinova-Koltunski et al., 2018). Similar to the previous version, this corpus has been created to address translation of coreference across languages, a phenomenon still challenging for machine translation (MT) and other multilingual natural language processing (NLP) applications. The current version of the corpus that we present here contains not only parallel texts for the language pair English-German, but also for English-French and English-Portuguese, which are all major European languages. The new language pairs belong to the Romance languages. The addition of a new language group creates a need of extension not only in terms of texts added, but also in terms of the annotation guidelines. Both French and Portuguese contain structures not found in English and German. Moreover, Portuguese is a pro-drop language bringing even more systemic differences in the realisation of coreference into our cross-lingual resources. These differences cause problems for multilingual coreference resolution and machine translation. Our parallel corpus with full annotation of coreference will be a valuable resource with a variety of uses not only for NLP applications, but also for contrastive linguists and researchers in translation studies.
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2022.lrec-1.85
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Proceedings of the Thirteenth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
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2022
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Marseille, France
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Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski, Pedro Augusto Ferreira, Elina Lartaud, and Christian Hardmeier. 2022. ParCorFull2.0: a Parallel Corpus Annotated with Full Coreference. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, pages 805–813, Marseille, France. European Language Resources Association.
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