Paper: Discourse Relations: A Structural And Presuppositional Account Using Lexicalised TAG

ACL ID P99-1006
Title Discourse Relations: A Structural And Presuppositional Account Using Lexicalised TAG
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1999
Authors

We show that discourse structure need not bear the full burden of conveying discourse relations by showing that many of them can be explained non- structurally in terms of the grounding of anaphoric presuppositions (Van der Sandt, 1992). This simpli- fies discourse structure, while still allowing the real- isation of a full range of discourse relations. This is achieved using the same semantic machinery used in deriving clause-level semantics.