Marie-Paule Péry-Woodley

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We describe the Annodis corpus of discourse structures for French. The corpus joins two perspectives on discourse on a variety of textual genres: a bottom-up approach and a top-down approach. The bottom-up view builds incrementally a structure from elementary discourse units, while the top-down view focuses on the selective annotation of multi-level(More)
This introduction tracks the evolution of the definition and role of discourse issues in NLP from the knowledge-intensive “discourse understanding” methods of the 80’s to the recent concern with “accessing contents” in vast document bases via data-intensive methods. As text/discourse linguistics moves toward corpus approaches, also in connection with the(More)
We present our discourse annotation project, ANNODIS, which aims to make available a diversified French corpus annotated with discourse information, along with a set of tools for annotation and corpus exploitation. An original aspect of the project is that it combines two theoretically and methodologically different points of view on discourse: bottom-up(More)
We report here on a corpus-based study of a particular form of discourse organisation, inspired by the notion of temporal discourse frames. In Charolles’ theory of Discourse Framing (Encadrement du Discours, Charolles 1997), a discourse frame is described as the grouping together of a number of sentences which are linked by the fact that they must be(More)
Many linguistic and psycholinguistic studies present sentence-initial temporal adverbials as “good” markers of discourse segmentation. This paper proposes a corpus-based evaluation of their potential to signal discontinuity such as a discourse break or shift. We look in particular at how temporal adverbials interact with other features, such as position in(More)
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