Extending DRT with a Focusing Mechanism for Pronominal Anaphora and Ellipsis Resolution
Cormack (1992) proposed a framework for pronominal anaphora resolution. Her proposal integrates focusing theory (Sidner et al.) and DRT (Kamp and Reyle). We analyzed this methodology and adjusted it to the processing of Portuguese texts. The scope of the framework was widened to cover sentences containing restrictive relative clauses and subject ellipsis. Tests were conceived and applied to probe the adequacy of proposed modifications when dealing with processing of current texts.