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Table 1 

A sample run-through of our approach, applied to a made-up sentence. In each step we mark in bold the affected mentions; superscript and subscript indicate entity id and mention id.

Input: John is a musician. He played a new song. A girl was listening to the song. “It is my favorite,” John said to her. 
Mention Detection: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Speaker Sieve: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
String Match: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Relaxed String Match: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Precise Constructs: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Strict Head Match A: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Strict Head Match B,C: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Proper Head Noun Match: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Relaxed Head Match: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Pronoun Match: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Post Processing: [John] is a musician. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [my] favorite,” [John] said to [her]
Final Output: [John] is a musician. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [my] favorite,” [John] said to [her]
Input: John is a musician. He played a new song. A girl was listening to the song. “It is my favorite,” John said to her. 
Mention Detection: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Speaker Sieve: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
String Match: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Relaxed String Match: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Precise Constructs: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Strict Head Match A: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Strict Head Match B,C: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Proper Head Noun Match: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Relaxed Head Match: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Pronoun Match: [John] is [a musician]. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
[It] is [[my] favorite],” [John] said to [her]
Post Processing: [John] is a musician. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [my] favorite,” [John] said to [her]
Final Output: [John] is a musician. [He] played [a new song]
[A girl] was listening to [the song]
“[It] is [my] favorite,” [John] said to [her]
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