What excludes an Alternative in Coherence Relations?

Bonnie Webber

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This paper identifies features that occur frequently in coherence relations labelled CHOSEN ALTERNATIVE. This achieves two goals: (1) to identify evidence for an argument being considered an alternative excluded from further consideration, and (2) to contribute to the automatic identification of coherence relations and their arguments. It is shown that the simplest of these features occur significantly more often in implicit CHOSEN ALTERNATIVE relations than in explicit CHOSEN ALTERNATIVE relations, where a connective helps signal this sense.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2013)
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • discourse, discourse relations, discourse processing


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