Anaphora Resolution in Tamil Novels

  • A. Akilandeswari
  • Sobha Lalitha Devi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8891)


We have presented a robust anaphora resolution system for Tamil, one of Indian languages belonging to Dravidian language family. We have used Conditional Random Fields (CRFs), a machine learning technique with linguistically motivated features. We have performed exhaustive experiments using data from different genres and domains and evaluated for portability and scalability. We have obtained an average accuracy of 64.83% across texts of different domains/genres. The results obtained are encouraging and comparable with earlier reported works.


Anaphora resolution Tamil Machine learning CRFs Different genres/domains 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Akilandeswari
    • 1
  • Sobha Lalitha Devi
    • 1
  1. 1.AU-KBC Research CentreMIT Campus of Anna UniversityChennaiIndia

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