Constructing a Lexicon of English Discourse Connectives

Debopam Das, Tatjana Scheffler, Peter Bourgonje, Manfred Stede


Abstract
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 format follows the German connective lexicon DiMLex, which provides a cross-linguistically applicable XML schema. DiMLex-Eng contains 149 English connectives, and gives information on syntactic categories, discourse semantics and non-connective uses (if any). We report on the development steps and discuss design decisions encountered in the lexicon expansion phase. The resource is freely available for use in studies of discourse structure and computational applications.
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W18-5042
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Proceedings of the 19th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue
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July
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2018
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Melbourne, Australia
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SIGDIAL
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SIGDIAL
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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360–365
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https://aclanthology.org/W18-5042
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10.18653/v1/W18-5042
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Debopam Das, Tatjana Scheffler, Peter Bourgonje, and Manfred Stede. 2018. Constructing a Lexicon of English Discourse Connectives. In Proceedings of the 19th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue, pages 360–365, Melbourne, Australia. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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