Cross-lingual discourse relation analysis: a corpus study and a semi-supervised classification system

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Proceedings title25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Conference25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, August 23-29 2014, Dublin, Ireland
AbstractWe present a cross-lingual discourse relation analysis based on a parallel corpus with discourse information available only for one language. First, we conduct a corpus study to explore differences in discourse organization between Chinese and English, including differences in information packaging, implicit/explicit discourse expression divergence, and discourse connective ambiguities. Second, we introduce a novel approach to learning to recognize discourse relations, using the parallel corpus instead of discourse annotation in the language of interest. Our resulting semi-supervised system reaches state-of-art performance on the task of discourse relation detection, and outperforms a supervised system on discourse relation classification.
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PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; Information and Communication Technologies
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NPARC number23000181
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