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INTERSPEECH
2010
8 years 6 months ago
Beyond sentence prosody
The prosody of a sentence (utterance) when it appears in a discourse context differs substantially from when it is uttered in isolation. This paper addresses why paragraph is a di...
Chiu-yu Tseng
COLING
2010
8 years 6 months ago
Predicting Discourse Connectives for Implicit Discourse Relation Recognition
Existing works indicate that the absence of explicit discourse connectives makes it difficult to recognize implicit discourse relations. In this paper we attempt to overcome this ...
Zhi-Min Zhou, Yu Xu, Zheng-Yu Niu, Man Lan, Jian S...
COLING
2010
8 years 6 months ago
Recognising Entailment within Discourse
Texts are commonly interpreted based on the entire discourse in which they are situated. Discourse processing has been shown useful for inference-based application; yet, most syst...
Shachar Mirkin, Jonathan Berant, Ido Dagan, Eyal S...
EMNLP
2009
8 years 9 months ago
Simple Coreference Resolution with Rich Syntactic and Semantic Features
Coreference systems are driven by syntactic, semantic, and discourse constraints. We present a simple approach which completely modularizes these three aspects. In contrast to muc...
Aria Haghighi, Dan Klein
AMSTERDAM
2009
8 years 9 months ago
There Is Something about Might
In this paper we present an alternative interpretation of statements of epistemic possibility, which does not induce a consistency test on a common ground, as in (Veltman 1996), bu...
Paul Dekker
ACL
2009
8 years 9 months ago
Using Syntax to Disambiguate Explicit Discourse Connectives in Text
Discourse connectives are words or phrases such as once, since, and on the contrary that explicitly signal the presence of a discourse relation. There are two types of ambiguity t...
Emily Pitler, Ani Nenkova
ACL
2009
8 years 9 months ago
A Syntactic and Lexical-Based Discourse Segmenter
We present a syntactic and lexically based discourse segmenter (SLSeg) that is designed to avoid the common problem of over-segmenting text. Segmentation is the first step in a di...
Milan Tofiloski, Julian Brooke, Maite Taboada
ACL
2009
8 years 9 months ago
Genre distinctions for discourse in the Penn TreeBank
Articles in the Penn TreeBank were identified as being reviews, summaries, letters to the editor, news reportage, corrections, wit and short verse, or quarterly profit reports. Al...
Bonnie L. Webber
SIGDIAL
2010
8 years 9 months ago
Discourse indicators for content selection in summarization
We present analyses aimed at eliciting which specific aspects of discourse provide the strongest indication for text importance. In the context of content selection for single doc...
Annie Louis, Aravind K. Joshi, Ani Nenkova
SIGDIAL
2010
8 years 9 months ago
A unified account of the semantics of discourse particles
The paper investigates discourse particles on the example of German doch, assigning to them very specific semantic interpretations that still cover a wide range of their uses. The...
Markus Egg
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