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ANNODIS_rr : Rhetorical Relations
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ANNODIS_rr.zip contains the corpus annotated with rhetorical relations. Two types of annotations are provided :

  • a naive annotation made by three undergraduate students ;
  • an expert annotation.

The README_en.txt file describes in details the content of the archive.

What are "Rhetorical Relations"?

The "Rhetorical Relations" annotation aims at providing a complete structure of a text, starting from the segmentation into EDUs, i.e. Elementary Discourse Units (mostly clauses, appositions, some adverbials) to CDUs i.e. Complex Discourse Units, by linking each DU (EDU and CDU) with at least one rhetorical relation. Semantically, each EDU contains at least one eventuality description, and often only one.

What "Rhetorical Relations" have been annotated?

The relations linking DUs (EDUs or CDUs) are a set of 17 relations that were chosen because they more or less common to all the theories of discourse mentioned above, or correspond to well-defined subgroups in fine-grained theories. The intermediate level of granularity was chosen as a compromise between informativeness and reliability of the annotation process. It corresponds to the level chosen in the PDTB, and a coarse-grained RST.

Rhetorical Relation
alternation
attribution
background
comment
continuation
contrast
entity-elaboration (e-elab)
elaboration
explanation
flashback
frame
goal
meta-relation
narration
parralel
result
temploc

Overview of the ANNODIS_rr : annotated corpus with rhetorical relations
CorpusEDURhetorical relationsCDU
NEWS (Est Républicain, 39 news, 9,768 words)1,1591,203510
WIKI (Wikipédia, 42 extracts of articles, 15,922 words)2,0022,099867
LING (CMLF08, 2 extracts of articles, 630 words)12149
GEOP (IFRI, 3 extracts of a same report, 1,340 words)15199
Publications
  • Muller P., Vergez M., Prevot L., Asher N., Benamara F., Bras M., Le Draoulec A. & Vieu L. (2012). Manuel d'annotation en relations de discours du projet Annodis, Carnets de grammaire 21, CLLE-ERSS. [ Article online ]