• Publications
  • Influence
Referential and lexical givenness: Semantic, prosodic and cognitive aspects
The main objective of the paper is to show that for an adequate analysis of an item’s information status in spoken language two levels of givenness have to be investigated: a referential and aExpand
  • 71
  • 8
  • PDF
Incorporating Information Status into Generation Ranking
TLDR
We investigate the influence of information status (IS) on constituent order in German, and integrate our findings into a loglinear surface realisation ranking model. Expand
  • 20
  • 5
  • PDF
A Recursive Annotation Scheme for Referential Information Status
TLDR
We provide a robust and detailed annotation scheme for information status, which is easy to use, follows a semantic rather than cognitive motivation, and achieves reasonable inter-annotator scores. Expand
  • 39
  • 4
  • PDF
Bridging resolution: Task definition, corpus resources and rule-based experiments
TLDR
We apply a slightly extended rule-based system to a number of corpora with bridging annotations and observe low performance on some of the in-domain corpora. Expand
  • 8
  • 4
  • PDF
Coreference, lexical givenness and prosody in German
In this article we discuss some empirical results concerning the impact of different levels of information status (i.e. referents and words, respectively) on the prosodic realisation of referentialExpand
  • 52
  • 3
  • PDF
A Discourse Information Radio News Database for Linguistic Analysis
TLDR
In this paper we present DIRNDL, an annotated corpus resource comprising syntactic annotations as well as information status labels and prosodic information. Expand
  • 46
  • 2
  • PDF
Using prosodic annotations to improve coreference resolution of spoken text
TLDR
We present a pilot study on German spoken text that uses manual prominence marking to show the principled usefulness of prosodic features for coreference resolution. Expand
  • 12
  • 2
  • PDF
Frequency Matters: Pitch Accents and Information Status
TLDR
This paper presents the results of a series of experiments which examine the impact of two information status categories (given and new) and frequency of occurrence on pitch accent realisations. Expand
  • 11
  • 2
  • PDF
The Extended DIRNDL Corpus as a Resource for Coreference and Bridging Resolution
TLDR
We have recently extended DIRNDL with a fine-grained two-dimensional information status labeling scheme. Expand
  • 17
  • 1
  • PDF
Information Structure Annotation and Secondary Accents
TLDR
We present a proposal for an annotation system for information structure that combines contemporary corpus-oriented accounts of information status with insights from the recent theoretical debate (e.g. Selkirk, 2007; Beaver & Velleman, subm.) on the basic pragmatic sources which lead to primary and secondary accentuation. Expand
  • 10
  • 1