An Experimental study on abstract anaphora resolution in Turkish written discourse

2012
Ergin Somer, Rabiye
This thesis provides an experimental approach to abstract anaphora resolution in Turkish written discourse. The core of this work consists of identifying various manifestations of abstract anaphoric expressions –bu vs. bu durum, bu olay, bu iş, bu gerçek (bu as the bare abstract object anaphor vs. bu+label abstract anaphors)- in Turkish discourse, and investigating whether any difference is observed in their processing. To this end, two offline experiments are conducted with human subjects, and the results indicate that label anaphors, compared to the bare anaphor bu, have a tendency to disambiguate the antecendent in some cases.

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Citation Formats
R. Ergin Somer, “An Experimental study on abstract anaphora resolution in Turkish written discourse,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.