Using the Crowd to Annotate Metadiscursive Acts

  title={Using the Crowd to Annotate Metadiscursive Acts},
  author={Rui Correia and Nuno J. Mamede and Jorge Baptista and Maxine Esk{\'e}nazi},
This paper addresses issues relating to the definition and non-expert understanding of metadiscursive acts. We present existing theory on spoken metadiscourse, focusing on one taxonomy that defines metadiscursive concepts in a functional manner, rather than formally. A crowdsourcing annotation task is set up with two main goals: (a) build a corpus of metadiscourse, and (b) assess the understanding of metadiscursive concepts by non-experts. This initial annotation effort focus on five categories… CONTINUE READING

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