Paper: Investigating Cue Selection And Placement In Tutorial Discourse

ACL ID P95-1018
Title Investigating Cue Selection And Placement In Tutorial Discourse
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1995
Authors

Our goal is to identify the features that pre- dict cue selection and placement in order to devise strategies for automatic text gen- eration. Much previous work in this area has relied on ad hoc methods. Our coding scheme for the exhaustive analysis of dis- course allows a systematic evaluation and refinement of hypotheses concerning cues. We report two results based on this anal- ysis: a comparison of the distribution of Sn~CE and BECAUSE in our corpus, and the impact of embeddedness on cue selection. Discourse cues play a crucial role in many dis- course processing tasks, including plan recogni- tion (Litman and Allen, 1987), anaphora resolu- tion (Gross and Sidner, 1986), and generation of coherent multisentential texts (Elhadad and McK- eown, 1990; Roesner and Stede, 1992; Scott and d...