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Title A Bilingual Discourse Corpus and Its Applications
Authors Yang Liu, Jiajun Zhang, Chengqing Zong, Yating Yang and Xi Zhou
Abstract Existing discourse research only focuses on the monolingual languages and the inconsistency between languages limits the power of the discourse theory in multilingual applications such as machine translation. To address this issue, we design and build a bilingual discource corpus in which we are currently defining and annotating the bilingual elementary discourse units (BEDUs). The BEDUs are then organized into hierarchical structures. Using this discourse style, we have annotated nearly 20K LDC sentences. Finally, we design a bilingual discourse based method for machine translation evaluation and show the effectiveness of our bilingual discourse annotations.
Topics Discourse Annotation, Representation and Processing, Machine Translation, SpeechToSpeech Translation, Corpus (Creation, Annotation, etc.)
Full paper A Bilingual Discourse Corpus and Its Applications
Bibtex @InProceedings{LIU16.213,
  author = {yang liu and Jiajun Zhang and Chengqing Zong and Yating Yang and Xi Zhou},
  title = {A Bilingual Discourse Corpus and Its Applications},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
 }
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