Representing discourse coherence: A corpus-based analysis

  title={Representing discourse coherence: A corpus-based analysis},
  author={Florian Wolf and Edward Gibson},
We present a set of discourse structure relations that are easy to code, and develop criteria for an appropriate data structure for representing these relations. Discourse structure here refers to informational relations that hold between sentences in a discourse (cf. Hobbs, 1985). We evaluated whether trees are a descriptively adequate data structure for representing coherence. Trees are widely assumed as a data structure for representing coherence but we found that more powerful data… CONTINUE READING
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