Paper: A Corpus Study Of Negative Imperatives In Natural Language Instructions

ACL ID C96-1059
Title A Corpus Study Of Negative Imperatives In Natural Language Instructions
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

In this paper, we define the notion of a preventative expression and discuss a corpus study of such expressions in in- structional text. We discuss our cod- ing schema, which takes into account both form and function features, and present measures of inter-coder reliabil- ity for those features. We then discuss the correlations that exist between the function and the form features.