Mapping PDTB-style connective annotation to RST-style discourse annotation

TitleMapping PDTB-style connective annotation to RST-style discourse annotation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsScheffler T, Stede M
Conference NameProceedings of Konvens
PublisherBochum
Conference LocationGermany
Abstract

Penn Discourse Treebank and Rhetorical
Structure Theory annotation account for
different aspects of discourse structure, but
to some extent, their analyses also correspond
to each other. For a corpus annotated
with both types of information, we
describe a procedure for mapping systematically
from the first layer to the second.
In this way, we can observe commonalities
and differences in the annotations of
discourse structure between the two approaches.
The method also allows for a
data-driven mapping of coherence relations
from one taxonomy to another with a suitable
independently-annotated corpus.