Paper: DiMLex: A Lexicon of Discourse Markers for Text Generation and Understanding

ACL ID P98-2202
Title DiMLex: A Lexicon of Discourse Markers for Text Generation and Understanding
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

Discourse markers ('cue words') are lexical items that signal the kind of coherence relation holding between adjacent text spans; for exam- ple, because, since, and for this reason are dif- ferent markers for causal relations. Discourse markers are a syntactically quite heterogeneous group of words, many of which are traditionally treated as function words belonging to the realm of grammar rather than to the lexicon. But for a single discourse relation there is often a set of similar markers, allowing for a range of para- phrases for expressing the relation. To capture the similarities and differences between these, and to represent them adequately, we are devel- oping DiMLex, a lexicon of discourse markers. After describing our methodology and the kind of information to be represented in ...