Paper: Multiple Discourse Marker Occurrence: Creating Hierarchies For Natural Language Generation

ACL ID A00-3008
Title Multiple Discourse Marker Occurrence: Creating Hierarchies For Natural Language Generation
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2000
Authors

Most studies on discourse markers implicitly as- sume that only one marker or discourse relation will occur in a sentence. In reality, more than one relation may hold between text spans and may be cued by multiple discourse markers. We describe here a method for hierarchically organ- ising discourse markers. The hierarchies are in- tended for use by a generation system to enable the selection and placement of more than one marker in a single text span.