The Impact of Deep Hierarchical Discourse Structures in the Evaluation of Text Coherence

@inproceedings{Feng2014TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Deep Hierarchical Discourse Structures in the Evaluation of Text Coherence},
  author={Vanessa Wei Feng and Ziheng Lin and Graeme Hirst},
  booktitle={COLING},
  year={2014}
}
Previous work by Lin et al. (2011) demonstrated the effectiveness of using discourse relations for evaluating text coherence. However, their work was based on discourse relations annotated in accordance with the Penn Discourse Treebank (PDTB) (Prasad et al., 2008), which encodes only very shallow discourse structures; therefore, they cannot capture long-distance discourse dependencies. In this paper, we study the impact of deep discourse structures for the task of coherence evaluation, using… CONTINUE READING
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