Paper: Transitivity And Foregrounding In News Articles: Experiments In Information Retrieval And Automatic Summarising

ACL ID P96-1054
Title Transitivity And Foregrounding In News Articles: Experiments In Information Retrieval And Automatic Summarising
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

This paper describes an on-going study which applies the concept of transitivity to news discourse for text processing tasks. The complex notion of transitivity is de- fined and the relationship between transi- tivity and information foregrounding is ex- plained. A sample corpus of news articles has been coded for transitivity. The corpus is being used in two text processing exper- iments.