Paper: Recognition of the Coherence Relation between Te-linked Clauses

ACL ID C98-2158
Title Recognition of the Coherence Relation between Te-linked Clauses
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors
  • Akira Oishi (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi Japan)
  • Yuji Matsumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara Japan)

This paper describes a method for recognizing coher- ence relations between clauses which are linked by te in Japanese -- a translational equivalent of English and. We consider that the coherence relations are categories each of which has a prototype structure as well as the relationships among them. By utiliz- ing this organization of the relations, we can infer an appropriate relation from the semantic structures of the clauses between which that relation holds. We carried out an experiment and obtained the correct recognition ratio of 82% for the 280 sentences.