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Categories of coherence relations in discourse annotation

Merel C.J. Scholman, Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul, Ted J.M. Sanders
2016 Dialogue and Discourse  
In this article, we investigate the usability of the cognitive approach to coherence relations, developed by Sanders et al. (1992, 1993), for discourse annotation.  ...  The theory proposes a taxonomy of coherence relations in terms of four cognitive primitives. In this paper, we first develop a systematic, step-wise annotation process.  ...  Earlier versions of this paper were presented at the TextLink meeting in Louvain-la-Neuve (2015) , Clarin-NL meetings in Utrecht and Soesterberg (2013, 2014), the VIOT conference in Leuven (2014), and  ... 
doi:10.5087/dad.2016.201 fatcat:izcnrggxancntaut2cbkrdcxhy

Annotation of Temporal Relations Within a Discourse [chapter]

Petr Němec
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this article, we investigate whether non-trained, non-expert annotators are capable of annotating coherence relations.  ...  This annotation scheme is based on the cognitive approach to coherence relations (Sanders et al., 1992 (Sanders et al., , 1993 , which consists of a taxonomy of coherence relations in terms of four cognitive  ...  Earlier versions of this paper were presented at the TextLink meeting in Louvain-la-Neuve (2015) , Clarin-NL meetings in Utrecht and Soesterberg (2013, 2014), the VIOT conference in Leuven (2014), and  ... 
doi:10.1007/11846406_23 fatcat:g7kdzso3wndzrlu3mzpojcdtnm

Constructing a Lexicon of English Discourse Connectives

Debopam Das, Tatjana Scheffler, Peter Bourgonje, Manfred Stede
2018 Proceedings of the 19th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue  
We present a new lexicon of English discourse connectives called DiMLex-Eng, built by merging information from two annotated corpora and an additional list of relation signals from the literature.  ...  The resource is freely available for use in studies of discourse structure and computational applications.  ...  Acknowledgments Our work was financially supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), as part of (i) project A03 in the Collaborative Research Center 1287 "Limits of Variability in Language" and  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/w18-5042 dblp:conf/sigdial/DasSBS18 fatcat:ffjxsagtxfgefaohdjxnmhf2xi

Intention and Attention in Image-Text Presentations: A Coherence Approach

Ilana Torres, Kathryn Slusarczyk, Malihe Alikhani, Matthew Stone
2021 Experiments in Linguistic Meaning  
In image-text presentations from online discourse, pronouns can refer to entities depicted in images, even if these entities are not otherwise referred to in a text caption.  ...  To explore this hypothesis and better understand the relationship between image context and text interpretation, we annotated an image-text data set with coherence relations and pronoun information.  ...  Previous annotations on discourse coherence relations in image-captioning have caused us to notice that there are higher correlations of pronouns occuring in Story and Subjective relations than in other  ... 
doi:10.3765/elm.1.4873 fatcat:5oqowkqravgo5g43pbdroahfke

Discourse Analysis for Evaluating Coherence in Video Paragraph Captions [article]

Arjun R Akula, Song-Chun Zhu
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Central to our approach is the discourse representation of videos, which helps in modeling coherence of paragraphs conditioned on coherence of videos.  ...  Previous linguistic studies have demonstrated that coherence of a natural language text is reflected by its discourse structure and relations.  ...  , which are categories of EDUs that pertain to their role in the videos and (c) identification of discourse relations, which aid in understanding relationships among EDUs.  ... 
arXiv:2201.06207v1 fatcat:lcn2jdgitrdy3iebsuyy2pc4ja

Clue: Cross-modal Coherence Modeling for Caption Generation [article]

Malihe Alikhani, Piyush Sharma, Shengjie Li, Radu Soricut, Matthew Stone
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We use coherence relations inspired by computational models of discourse to study the information needs and goals of image captioning.  ...  We introduce a new task for learning inferences in imagery and text, coherence relation prediction, and show that these coherence annotations can be exploited to learn relation classifiers as an intermediary  ...  We would also like to thank the Mechanical Turk annotators for their contributions. We are grateful to our data annotators, Ilana Torres and Kathryn Slusarczyk for their dedicated work.  ... 
arXiv:2005.00908v1 fatcat:5rx2eeacufcc7oi3y5mac46xq4

OntoLingAnnot's Ontologies: Facilitating Interoperable Linguistic Annotations (Up to the Pragmatic Level) [chapter]

Antonio Pareja-Lora
2012 Linked Data in Linguistics  
This paper presents the OntoLingAnnot annotation framework, already developed for the annotation of morphological, syntactic, semantic and discourse phenomena, and its extension to cover the annotation  ...  linguistic topics, such as speech acts, pragmatic coherence relations, deixis, presuppositions and implicatures; and (ii) it clearly interacts with the rest of levels, since (potentially) every linguistic  ...  The author also wants to thank, for their support when carrying out this research, the Engineering of Software Languages and Applications (Ingeniería de Lenguajes Software y Aplicaciones, ILSA) research  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-28249-2_12 fatcat:jmtwyjayrbfalhjpuiu4ve76w4

Signalling Implicit Relations: A PDTB - RST Comparison

Lucie Poláková, Jiˇrí Mírovský, Pavlína Synková
2017 Dialogue and Discourse  
We compare the annotation of implicit relations in the Penn Discourse Treebank 2.0, i.e. discourse relations not signaled by an explicit discourse connective, to the recently released analysis of signals  ...  The present article contributes to this topic by a novel comparative analysis of two prominent annotation approaches to discourse relations (coherence relations) that were carried out on the same texts  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been supported by the projects GA CR 17-06123S of the Czech Science Foundation and Multilingual Corpus Annotation as a Support for Language Technologies (LH14011) of the  ... 
doi:10.5087/dad.2017.210 fatcat:5kfszqzjmrhy3noisyynrari5m

RST Signalling Corpus: a corpus of signals of coherence relations

Debopam Das, Maite Taboada
2017 Language Resources and Evaluation  
., 2015) , a corpus annotated for signals of coherence relations. The corpus is developed over the RST Discourse Treebank (Carlson et al., 2002) which is annotated for coherence relations.  ...  The corpus includes annotation not only for discourse markers which are considered to be the most typical (or sometimes the only type of) signals in discourse, but also for a wide array of other signals  ...  Sadly, he passed away on March 14, 2014, only a few months before the completion of the final version of the RST Signalling Corpus.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10579-017-9383-x fatcat:74bu3ac2vzgvfbjyjgdg3dsfb4

Annotation upon Annotation: Adding Signalling Information to a Corpus of Discourse Relations

Maite Taboada, Debopam Das
2013 Dialogue and Discourse  
The detailed, extensive analysis of signals in the corpus can aid research in the automatic parsing of discourse relations. is present, with some approaches to coherence relations relying exclusively on  ...  Thus, in this paper, we begin with a corpus already annotated for coherence relations, to which we are adding information on how the relations are signalled, including a variety of possible signals.  ...  We would like to thank the audience at the 7 th Conference of the Swiss Linguistic Society (Lugano, September 2012), and the reviewers and the editors of the special issue for very useful feedback and  ... 
doi:10.5087/dad.2013.211 fatcat:5rixohc5cjgnpoixkjqgybwuoa

Weak and Strong Discourse Markers in Speech, Chat, and Writing: Do Signals Compensate for Ambiguity in Explicit Relations?

Ludivine Crible
2020 Discourse Processes  
The corpus annotation study uncovered three categories of marker strength -weak, intermediate and strong -thus refining the concept of 'explicitness'.  ...  Ambiguity in discourse is pervasive, yet mechanisms of production and processing suggest that it tends to be compensated in context.  ...  Coherence relations and their signals Discourse markers in coherence relations In most frameworks, such as the Penn Discourse Treebank 2.0 (henceforth PDTB; Prasad et al., 2008) , coherence relations  ... 
doi:10.1080/0163853x.2020.1786778 fatcat:hnukivs6enevjlhofp3eanv2re

Discourse Planning with an N-gram Model of Relations

Or Biran, Kathleen McKeown
2015 Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing  
While it has been established that transitions between discourse relations are important for coherence, such information has not so far been used to aid in language generation.  ...  This approach makes it straightforward to use statistical transition models, such as n-gram models of discourse relations learned from an annotated corpus.  ...  In order to quantify the likelihood of a sequence of relations, we build an n-gram model from a discourse-annotated corpus.  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/d15-1230 dblp:conf/emnlp/BiranM15 fatcat:6lkmr7lhenb7jeawfaawgmx4ce

Introducing EVALD – Software Applications for Automatic Evaluation of Discourse in Czech

Kateřina Rysová, Magdaléna Rysová, Jiří Mírovský, Michal Novák
2017 RANLP 2017 - Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing Meet Deep Learning  
In the paper, we introduce two software applications for automatic evaluation of coherence in Czech texts called EVALD -Evaluator of Discourse.  ...  The second application is EVALD 1.0 for Foreigners assessing texts by non-native speakers of Czech using six-step scale (A1-C2) according to CEFR.  ...  Such trees are then ready to be labeled with discourse-related annotation.  ... 
doi:10.26615/978-954-452-049-6_082 dblp:conf/ranlp/RysovaRMN17 fatcat:xb2qtewcqfbxbafsnm2prqk3w4

Cognitive complexity and the linguistic marking of coherence relations: A parallel corpus study

Jet Hoek, Sandrine Zufferey, Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul, Ted J.M. Sanders
2017 Journal of Pragmatics  
In this paper, we explore which features of coherence relations make them more, or less, likely to be conveyed implicitly.  ...  We find that cognitive complexity indeed influences the linguistic marking of coherence relations, and that this does not vary between the languages in our corpus.  ...  In addition, we would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2017.10.010 fatcat:56rdvnxd2zc33of6mw5lrc2x7e

Holistic Discourse Coherence Annotation for Noisy Essay Writing

Jill Burstein, Joel Tetreault, Martin Chodorow
2013 Dialogue and Discourse  
A formidable challenge to reliability when annotating discourse coherence comes from differences among annotators in the inferences that they draw when reading an essay.  ...  In this paper, we describe a holistic annotation scheme for coherence quality that requires little expertise on the part of the human annotator; we also present computational systems for evaluating coherence  ...  We would also like to thank Sarah Ohls, Waverly Van Winkle, and Jonathan Schmidgall for their valuable input during the development of the annotation protocol and for their subsequent annotation of the  ... 
doi:10.5087/dad.2013.202 fatcat:mvhtihbd35h2ho4vpdg4ybp32u
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