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Yung, Frances Pik Yu; Demberg, Vera

Do speakers produce discourse connectives rationally? Inproceedings

8th Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Learning and Processing (CogACLL2018), Melbourne, Australia, 2018.

@inproceedings{Yung2019b,
title = {Do speakers produce discourse connectives rationally?},
author = {Frances Pik Yu Yung and Vera Demberg},
year = {2018},
date = {2018},
publisher = {8th Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Learning and Processing (CogACLL2018)},
address = {Melbourne, Australia},
pubstate = {published},
type = {inproceedings}
}

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Sanders, Ted J. M.; Demberg, Vera; Hoek, Jet; Scholman, Merel; Torabi Asr, Fatemeh; Zufferey, Sandrine; Evers-Vermeul, Jacqueline

Unifying dimensions in coherence relations: How various annotation frameworks are related Journal Article

Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 2018.

In this paper, we show how three often used and seemingly different discourse annotation frameworks – Penn Discourse Treebank (PDTB), Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST), and Segmented Discourse Representation Theory – can be related by using a set of unifying dimensions. These dimensions are taken from the Cognitive approach to Coherence Relations and combined with more fine-grained additional features from the frameworks themselves to yield a posited set of dimensions that can successfully map three frameworks. The resulting interface will allow researchers to find identical or at least closely related relations within sets of annotated corpora, even if they are annotated within different frameworks. Furthermore, we tested our unified dimension (UniDim) approach by comparing PDTB and RST annotations of identical newspaper texts and converting their original end label annotations of relations into the accompanying values per dimension. Subsequently, rates of overlap in the attributed values per dimension were analyzed. Results indicate that the proposed dimensions indeed create an interface that makes existing annotation systems “talk to each other.”

@article{Sanders2018,
title = {Unifying dimensions in coherence relations: How various annotation frameworks are related},
author = {Ted J. M. Sanders and Vera Demberg and Jet Hoek and Merel Scholman and Fatemeh Torabi Asr and Sandrine Zufferey and Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul},
url = {https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/cllt-2016-0078/html},
doi = {https://doi.org/10.1515/cllt-2016-0078},
year = {2018},
date = {2018-05-22},
journal = {Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory},
abstract = {In this paper, we show how three often used and seemingly different discourse annotation frameworks – Penn Discourse Treebank (PDTB), Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST), and Segmented Discourse Representation Theory – can be related by using a set of unifying dimensions. These dimensions are taken from the Cognitive approach to Coherence Relations and combined with more fine-grained additional features from the frameworks themselves to yield a posited set of dimensions that can successfully map three frameworks. The resulting interface will allow researchers to find identical or at least closely related relations within sets of annotated corpora, even if they are annotated within different frameworks. Furthermore, we tested our unified dimension (UniDim) approach by comparing PDTB and RST annotations of identical newspaper texts and converting their original end label annotations of relations into the accompanying values per dimension. Subsequently, rates of overlap in the attributed values per dimension were analyzed. Results indicate that the proposed dimensions indeed create an interface that makes existing annotation systems “talk to each other.”},
pubstate = {published},
type = {article}
}

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Hoek, Jet; Scholman, Merel

Evaluating discourse annotation: Some recent insights and new approaches Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 13th Joint ISO-ACL Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation (ISA-13), 2017.

@inproceedings{hoek2017evaluating,
title = {Evaluating discourse annotation: Some recent insights and new approaches},
author = {Jet Hoek and Merel Scholman},
year = {2017},
date = {2017},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th Joint ISO-ACL Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation (ISA-13)},
pubstate = {published},
type = {inproceedings}
}

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Shi, Wei; Yung, Frances Pik Yu; Rubino, Raphael; Demberg, Vera

Using explicit discourse connectives in translation for implicit discourse relation classification Inproceedings

8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, 2017.

@inproceedings{Shi2017b,
title = {Using explicit discourse connectives in translation for implicit discourse relation classification},
author = {Wei Shi and Frances Pik Yu Yung and Raphael Rubino and Vera Demberg},
year = {2017},
date = {2017},
publisher = {8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing},
pubstate = {published},
type = {inproceedings}
}

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Shi, Wei; Demberg, Vera

On the need of cross validation for discourse relation classification Inproceedings

European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), 2017.

@inproceedings{Shi2017,
title = {On the need of cross validation for discourse relation classification},
author = {Wei Shi and Vera Demberg},
year = {2017},
date = {2017},
publisher = {European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL)},
pubstate = {published},
type = {inproceedings}
}

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Scholman, Merel; Rohde, Hannah; Demberg, Vera

"On the one hand" as a cue to anticipate upcoming discourse structure Journal Article

Journal of Memory and Language, 97, pp. 47-60, 2017.

@article{Merel2017,
title = {"On the one hand" as a cue to anticipate upcoming discourse structure},
author = {Merel Scholman and Hannah Rohde and Vera Demberg},
year = {2017},
date = {2017},
journal = {Journal of Memory and Language},
pages = {47-60},
volume = {97},
pubstate = {published},
type = {article}
}

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Scholman, Merel; Demberg, Vera

Examples and specifications that prove a point: Distinguishing between elaborative and argumentative discourse relations Journal Article

Dialogue and Discourse, 8, pp. 53-86, 2017.

@article{Scholman2017,
title = {Examples and specifications that prove a point: Distinguishing between elaborative and argumentative discourse relations},
author = {Merel Scholman and Vera Demberg},
year = {2017},
date = {2017},
journal = {Dialogue and Discourse},
pages = {53-86},
volume = {8},
number = {2},
pubstate = {published},
type = {article}
}

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Scholman, Merel; Demberg, Vera

Crowdsourcing discourse interpretations: On the influence of context and the reliability of a connective insertion task Inproceedings

Linguistic Annotation Workshop, 2017.

@inproceedings{Scholman2017,
title = {Crowdsourcing discourse interpretations: On the influence of context and the reliability of a connective insertion task},
author = {Merel Scholman and Vera Demberg},
year = {2017},
date = {2017},
publisher = {Linguistic Annotation Workshop},
pubstate = {published},
type = {inproceedings}
}

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Rutherford, Attapol; Demberg, Vera; Xue, Nianwen

A systematic study of neural discourse models for implicit discourse relation Inproceedings

Dialogue and Discourse, European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), pp. 1-20, 2017.

@inproceedings{Rutherford2017,
title = {A systematic study of neural discourse models for implicit discourse relation},
author = {Attapol Rutherford and Vera Demberg and Nianwen Xue},
year = {2017},
date = {2017},
pages = {1-20},
publisher = {European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL)},
pubstate = {published},
type = {inproceedings}
}

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Evers-Vermeul, Jacqueline; Hoek, Jet; Scholman, Merel

On temporality in discourse annotation: Theoretical and practical considerations Journal Article

Dialogue and Discourse, 8, pp. 1-20, 2017.

@article{Vermeul2017,
title = {On temporality in discourse annotation: Theoretical and practical considerations},
author = {Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul and Jet Hoek and Merel Scholman},
year = {2017},
date = {2017},
journal = {Dialogue and Discourse},
pages = {1-20},
volume = {8},
number = {2},
pubstate = {published},
type = {article}
}

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Sayeed, Asad; Greenberg, Clayton; Demberg, Vera

Thematic fit evaluation: an aspect of selectional preferences Journal Article

Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Evaluating Vector Space Representations for NLP, pp. 99-105, 2016, ISBN 9781945626142.

@article{Sayeed2016,
title = {Thematic fit evaluation: an aspect of selectional preferences},
author = {Asad Sayeed and Clayton Greenberg and Vera Demberg},
year = {2016},
date = {2016},
journal = {Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Evaluating Vector Space Representations for NLP},
pages = {99-105},
pubstate = {published},
type = {article}
}

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Rutherford, Attapol; Demberg, Vera; Xue, Nianwen

Neural Network Models for Implicit Discourse Relation Classification in English and Chinese without Surface Features Journal Article

CoRR, abs/1606.0, 2016.

@article{DBLP:journals/corr/RutherfordDX16,
title = {Neural Network Models for Implicit Discourse Relation Classification in English and Chinese without Surface Features},
author = {Attapol Rutherford and Vera Demberg and Nianwen Xue},
url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1606.01990},
year = {2016},
date = {2016},
journal = {CoRR},
volume = {abs/1606.0},
pubstate = {published},
type = {article}
}

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Torabi Asr, Fatemeh; Demberg, Vera

But vs. Although under the microscope Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 38th Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 366-371, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2016.

@inproceedings{Asr2016b,
title = {But vs. Although under the microscope},
author = {Fatemeh Torabi Asr and Vera Demberg},
year = {2016},
date = {2016},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 38th Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society},
pages = {366-371},
address = {Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA},
pubstate = {published},
type = {inproceedings}
}

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Rehbein, Ines; Scholman, Merel; Demberg, Vera

Annotating Discourse Relations in Spoken Language: A Comparison of the PDTB and CCR Frameworks Inproceedings

Calzolari, Nicoletta; Choukri, Khalid; Declerck, Thierry; Grobelnik, Marko; Maegaard, Bente; Mariani, Joseph; Moreno, Asuncion; Odijk, Jan; Piperidis, Stelios (Ed.): Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), European Language Resources Association (ELRA), Portorož, Slovenia, 2016, ISBN 978-2-9517408-9-1.

@inproceedings{REHBEIN16.457,
title = {Annotating Discourse Relations in Spoken Language: A Comparison of the PDTB and CCR Frameworks},
author = {Ines Rehbein and Merel Scholman and Vera Demberg},
editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
url = {http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2016/pdf/457_Paper.pdf},
year = {2016},
date = {2016},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
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publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
address = {Portoro{\v{z}, Slovenia},
pubstate = {published},
type = {inproceedings}
}

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Rehbein, Ines; Scholman, Merel; Demberg, Vera

Disco-SPICE (Spoken conversations from the SPICE-Ireland corpus annotated with discourse relations) Inproceedings

Annotating discourse relations in spoken language: A comparison of the PDTB and CCR frameworks. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 16), Portorož, Slovenia, 2016.

The resource contains all texts from the Broadcast interview and Telephone conversation genres from the SPICE-Ireland corpus, annotated with discourse relations according to the PDTB 3.0 and CCR frameworks. Contact person: Merel Scholman

@inproceedings{merel2016,
title = {Disco-SPICE (Spoken conversations from the SPICE-Ireland corpus annotated with discourse relations)},
author = {Ines Rehbein and Merel Scholman and Vera Demberg},
year = {2016},
date = {2016},
booktitle = {Annotating discourse relations in spoken language: A comparison of the PDTB and CCR frameworks. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 16)},
address = {Portoro{\v{z}, Slovenia},
abstract = {The resource contains all texts from the Broadcast interview and Telephone conversation genres from the SPICE-Ireland corpus, annotated with discourse relations according to the PDTB 3.0 and CCR frameworks. Contact person: Merel Scholman},
pubstate = {published},
type = {inproceedings}
}

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Demberg, Vera; Sayeed, Asad

The Frequency of Rapid Pupil Dilations as a Measure of Linguistic Processing Difficulty Journal Article

Andreas Stamatakis, Emmanuel (Ed.): PLOS ONE, 11, 2016.

@article{demberg:sayeed:2016:plosone,
title = {The Frequency of Rapid Pupil Dilations as a Measure of Linguistic Processing Difficulty},
author = {Vera Demberg and Asad Sayeed},
editor = {Emmanuel Andreas Stamatakis},
url = {http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4723154/},
doi = {https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0146194},
year = {2016},
date = {2016},
journal = {PLOS ONE},
volume = {11},
number = {1},
pubstate = {published},
type = {article}
}

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Sayeed, Asad; Hong, Xudong; Demberg, Vera

Roleo: Visualising Thematic Fit Spaces on the Web Inproceedings

Proceedings of ACL-2016 System Demonstrations, Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 139-144, Berlin, Germany, 2016.

@inproceedings{sayeed-hong-demberg:2016:P16-4,
title = {Roleo: Visualising Thematic Fit Spaces on the Web},
author = {Asad Sayeed and Xudong Hong and Vera Demberg},
year = {2016},
date = {2016-08-01},
booktitle = {Proceedings of ACL-2016 System Demonstrations},
pages = {139-144},
publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
address = {Berlin, Germany},
pubstate = {published},
type = {inproceedings}
}

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Pusse, Florian; Sayeed, Asad; Demberg, Vera

LingoTurk: managing crowdsourced tasks for psycholinguistics Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Demonstrations, Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 57-61, San Diego, California, 2016.

@inproceedings{pusse-sayeed-demberg:2016:N16-3,
title = {LingoTurk: managing crowdsourced tasks for psycholinguistics},
author = {Florian Pusse and Asad Sayeed and Vera Demberg},
url = {http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/N16-3012},
year = {2016},
date = {2016-06-01},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Demonstrations},
pages = {57-61},
publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
address = {San Diego, California},
pubstate = {published},
type = {inproceedings}
}

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Greenberg, Clayton; Sayeed, Asad; Demberg, Vera

Improving Unsupervised Vector-Space Thematic Fit Evaluation via Role-Filler Prototype Clustering Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 21-31, Denver, Colorado, 2015.

@inproceedings{greenberg-sayeed-demberg:2015:NAACL-HLT,
title = {Improving Unsupervised Vector-Space Thematic Fit Evaluation via Role-Filler Prototype Clustering},
author = {Clayton Greenberg and Asad Sayeed and Vera Demberg},
url = {http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/N15-1003},
year = {2015},
date = {2015},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies},
pages = {21-31},
publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
address = {Denver, Colorado},
pubstate = {published},
type = {inproceedings}
}

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Sayeed, Asad; Demberg, Vera; Shkadzko, Pavel

An Exploration of Semantic Features in an Unsupervised Thematic Fit Evaluation Framework Conference

IJCoL: Emerging Topics at the First Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics, 1, 2015.

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