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I am attempting a problem with anaphora resolution. I need help with some terms in the Lappin and Leass' paper.

In the paper, it is mentioned

A pronoun P is non-coreferential with a (non-reflexive or non-reciprocal) noun phrase N if any of the following conditions hold

  1. P and N have incompatible agreement features.
  2. P is in the argument domain of N.
  3. P is in the adjunct domain of N.
  4. P is an argument of a head H, N is not a pronoun, and N is contained in H.
  5. P is in the NP domain of N.
  6. P is a determiner of a noun Q, and N is contained in Q.

Examples: Some Examples

The problem:

As far I know,

Adjuncts are not necessary to give meaning to the sentence, they just add more information. i.e. omission of adjuncts doesn't change the meaning of the sentence.

Arguments are necessary. Their omission may cause a change in meaning os sentence. (They basically are complements right?)

  1. So what does an argument domain and adjunct domain mean? And how do I classify them?

  2. Is there another way to differentiate arguments and adjuncts? I need to teach it to a computer.

  3. What does head mean?

  4. Again what is domain of noun phrase?

  5. Could someone please elaborate the 6th point.

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  • This question could be difficult to answer because it contains several questions at once. Consider splitting it into several separate ones.
    – bytebuster
    Nov 30 '17 at 17:02
  • The real question is whether it could be made more difficult and confusing; this is a good start, though.
    – jlawler
    Nov 30 '17 at 22:56
  • Head is a lexical or functional (like CP or TP) head that projects. So, if you have a verb like "run", it will be the head V(0) projecting a VP adhering to X'-theory.
    – TheTobruk
    Dec 3 '17 at 18:51

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