Towards the Unsupervised Acquisition of Discourse Relations

  title={Towards the Unsupervised Acquisition of Discourse Relations},
  author={Christian Chiarcos},
This paper describes a novel approach towards the empirical approximation of discourse relations between different utterances in texts. Following the idea that every pair of events comes with preferences regarding the range and frequency of discourse relations connecting both parts, the paper investigates whether these preferences are manifested in the distribution of relation words (that serve to signal these relations). Experiments on two large-scale English web corpora show that significant… CONTINUE READING

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