Mariana Damova


2022

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ISO-based Annotated Multilingual Parallel Corpus for Discourse Markers
Purificação Silvano | Mariana Damova | Giedrė Valūnaitė Oleškevičienė | Chaya Liebeskind | Christian Chiarcos | Dimitar Trajanov | Ciprian-Octavian Truică | Elena-Simona Apostol | Anna Baczkowska
Proceedings of the Thirteenth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

Discourse markers carry information about the discourse structure and organization, and also signal local dependencies or epistemological stance of speaker. They provide instructions on how to interpret the discourse, and their study is paramount to understand the mechanism underlying discourse organization. This paper presents a new language resource, an ISO-based annotated multilingual parallel corpus for discourse markers. The corpus comprises nine languages, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, German, European Portuguese, Hebrew, Romanian, Polish, and Macedonian, with English as a pivot language. In order to represent the meaning of the discourse markers, we propose an annotation scheme of discourse relations from ISO 24617-8 with a plug-in to ISO 24617-2 for communicative functions. We describe an experiment in which we applied the annotation scheme to assess its validity. The results reveal that, although some extensions are required to cover all the multilingual data, it provides a proper representation of discourse markers value. Additionally, we report some relevant contrastive phenomena concerning discourse markers interpretation and role in discourse. This first step will allow us to develop deep learning methods to identify and extract discourse relations and communicative functions, and to represent that information as Linguistic Linked Open Data (LLOD).

2013

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Multilingual access to cultural heritage content on the Semantic Web
Dana Dannélls | Aarne Ranta | Ramona Enache | Mariana Damova | Maria Mateva
Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities

2011

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A Framework for Improved Access to Museum Databases in the Semantic Web
Dana Dannélls | Mariana Damova | Ramona Enache | Milen Chechev
Proceedings of the Workshop on Language Technologies for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage

1993

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The Long Journey from the Core to the Real Size of Large LDBs
Elena Paskaleva | Kiril Simov | Mariana Damova | Milena Slavcheva
Acquisition of Lexical Knowledge from Text