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The Occurrence and Distribution of Spatial Reference Relative to Discourse Relations

  title={The Occurrence and Distribution of Spatial Reference Relative to Discourse Relations},
  author={B. Howald},
  • B. Howald
  • Published 2010
  • Computer Science
  • I present a descriptive analysis of reference to physical space in the Penn Discourse TreeBank. In particular, I analyze the occurrence of spatial prepositional phrases relative to the discourse relations and semantic senses that hold between two adjacent clauses. The purpose of this investigation is twofold: (1) to better understand how often spatial reference occurs in discourse and (2) to investigate possible relationships between spatial reference and discourse semantics. Overall, the… CONTINUE READING

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