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Title: The Theory and Practice of Discourse Parsing and Summarization
Written By: Daniel Marcu
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Until now, most discourse researchers have assumed that full semantic understanding is necessary to derive the discourse structure of texts. This book documents the first serious attempt to construct automatically and use nonsemantic computational structures for text summarization. Daniel Marcu develops a semantics-free theoretical framework that is both general enough to be applicable to naturally occurring texts and concise enough to facilitate an algorithmic approach to discourse analysis. He presents and evaluates two discourse parsing methods: one uses manually written rules that reflect common patterns of usage of cue phrases such as

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: MIT Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0262133725
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272