Adding Semantic Relations to a Large-Coverage Connective Lexicon of German

Tatjana Scheffler, Manfred Stede


Abstract
DiMLex is a lexicon of German connectives that can be used for various language understanding purposes. We enhanced the coverage to 275 connectives, which we regard as covering all known German discourse connectives in current use. In this paper, we consider the task of adding the semantic relations that can be expressed by each connective. After discussing different approaches to retrieving semantic information, we settle on annotating each connective with senses from the new PDTB 3.0 sense hierarchy. We describe our new implementation in the extended DiMLex, which will be available for research purposes.
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L16-1160
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Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'16)
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May
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2016
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Portorož, Slovenia
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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1008–1013
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https://aclanthology.org/L16-1160
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Tatjana Scheffler and Manfred Stede. 2016. Adding Semantic Relations to a Large-Coverage Connective Lexicon of German. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'16), pages 1008–1013, Portorož, Slovenia. European Language Resources Association (ELRA).
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Adding Semantic Relations to a Large-Coverage Connective Lexicon of German (Scheffler & Stede, LREC 2016)
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 discourse-lab/dimlex