A Discourse Signal Annotation System for RST Trees

Luke Gessler, Yang Liu, Amir Zeldes


Abstract
This paper presents a new system for open-ended discourse relation signal annotation in the framework of Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST), implemented on top of an online tool for RST annotation. We discuss existing projects annotating textual signals of discourse relations, which have so far not allowed simultaneously structuring and annotating words signaling hierarchical discourse trees, and demonstrate the design and applications of our interface by extending existing RST annotations in the freely available GUM corpus.
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W19-2708
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Proceedings of the Workshop on Discourse Relation Parsing and Treebanking 2019
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June
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2019
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Minneapolis, MN
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NAACL | WS
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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56–61
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https://aclanthology.org/W19-2708
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W19-2708
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