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Title: Examples and Specifications that Prove a Point: Identifying Elaborative and Argumentative Discourse Relations
Author(s): Scholman, Merel Cleo Johanna
Demberg, Vera
Language: English
Title: Dialogue & Discourse
Volume: 8
Issue: 2
Startpage: 56
Endpage: 83
Publisher/Platform: Dialogue & Discourse
Year of Publication: 2017
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Examples and specifications occur frequently in text, but not much is known about how how readers interpret them. Looking at how they're annotated in existing discourse corpora, we find that anno-tators often disagree on these types of relations; specifically, there is disagreement about whether these relations are elaborative (additive) or argumentative (pragmatic causal). To investigate how readers interpret examples and specifications, we conducted a crowdsourced discourse annotation study. The results show that these relations can indeed have two functions: they can be used to both illustrate / specify a situation and serve as an argument for a claim. These findings suggest that examples and specifications can have multiple simultaneous readings. We discuss the implications of these results for discourse annotation.
DOI of the first publication: 10.5087/dad.2017.203
URL of the first publication: http://dad.uni-bielefeld.de/index.php/dad/article/view/3725
Link to this record: hdl:20.500.11880/29738
http://dx.doi.org/10.22028/D291-30990
ISSN: 2152-9620
Date of registration: 24-Sep-2020
Faculty: MI - Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik
Department: MI - Informatik
Professorship: MI - Prof. Dr. Vera Demberg
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