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LINGUIST List 22.5071

Thu Dec 15 2011

Books: Discourse Analysis: Hirst (Ed), Stede

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        1.     Andrea Koprowicz , Discourse Processing: Hirst (Ed), Stede


Message 1: Discourse Processing: Hirst (Ed), Stede
Date: 15-Dec-2011
From: Andrea Koprowicz <andreamorganclaypool.com>
Subject: Discourse Processing: Hirst (Ed), Stede
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Title: Discourse Processing
Series Title: Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies
Published: 2011
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
               

Book URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2200/S00354ED1V01Y201111HLT015

Author: Manfred Stede
Editor: Graeme Hirst
Electronic: ISBN: 9781608457359 Pages: 165 Price: U.S. $ 30.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781608457342 Pages: 165 Price: U.S. $ 45.00
Abstract:

Discourse Processing here is framed as marking up a text with structural
descriptions on several levels, which can serve to support many
language-processing or text-mining tasks. We first explore some ways of
assigning structure on the document level: the logical document structure
as determined by the layout of the text, its genre-specific content
structure, and its breakdown into topical segments. Then the focus moves to
phenomena of local coherence. We introduce the problem of coreference and
look at methods for building chains of coreferring entities in the text.
Next, the notion of coherence relation is introduced as the second
important factor of local coherence. We study the role of connectives and
other means of signaling such relations in text, and then return to the
level of larger textual units, where tree or graph structures can be
ascribed by recursively assigning coherence relations. Taken together,
these descriptions can inform text summarization, information extraction,
discourse-aware sentiment analysis, question answering, and the like.

Table of Contents: Introduction / Large Discourse Units and Topics /
Coreference Resolution / Small Discourse Units and Coherence Relations /
Summary: Text Structure on Multiple Interacting Levels

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng )

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