Using Cohesive Devices to Recognize Rhetorical Relations in Text

Abstract

This paper investigates factors that can be used in discourse analysis, specifically, cohesive devices. The paper shows that cohesive devices such as cue phrases can provide information about the linkages inside a text. We propose three types of cue phrases (the ordinary cue phrases, noun-phrase cues, and verb-phrase cues). An algorithm to compute rhetorical relations between two elementary discourse units is also presented.

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@inproceedings{Thanh2002UsingCD, title={Using Cohesive Devices to Recognize Rhetorical Relations in Text}, author={Huong L{\^e} Thanh and Geetha Abeysinghe and Christian R. Huyck}, year={2002} }