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Bridging anaphora or associative anaphora is when an expression is resolved to an entity that wasn't mentioned before but only its related entity. The relation should be expressive enough to uniquely identify the entity.

From Greene et al. (1992)[1]: "Certain concepts also permit the use of "associative anaphora" (Hawkins, 1977): After introducing the topic of a car, a reference to "the steering wheel" is felicitous. The initial reference to the car makes its parts accessible enough that they can be referred to using the definite article, usually reserved for previously men- tioned entities (see also Chafe, 1976; Clark & Marshall, 1981; Prince, 1981)."

TODO: Hou et al. (2013)[2]

References Edit

  1. Greene, S. B., McKoon, G., & Ratcliff, R. (1992). Pronoun resolution and discourse models. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 18(2), 266–283. http://doi.org/10.1037/0278-7393.18.2.266
  2. Hou, Y., Markert, K., & Strube, M. (2013). Global Inference for Bridging Anaphora Resolution. In NAACL-HLT.