DiscAlign for Penn and RST Discourse Treebanks

Item Name: DiscAlign for Penn and RST Discourse Treebanks
Author(s): Vera Demberg, Fatemeh Torabi Asr, Merel C.J. Scholman
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2021T16
ISBN: 1-58563-975-3
ISLRN: 013-086-726-491-1
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35111/cf0q-c454
Release Date: September 15, 2021
Member Year(s): 2021
DCMI Type(s): Text
Data Source(s): newswire
Application(s): discourse analysis, linguistic analysis, pragmatics, relation extraction
Language(s): English
Language ID(s): eng
License(s): LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
Online Documentation: LDC2021T16 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Demberg, Vera, Fatemeh Asr, and Merel Scholman. DiscAlign for Penn and RST Discourse Treebanks LDC2021T16. . Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2021.
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DiscAlign for Penn and RST Discourse Treebanks was developed by Saarland University. It consists of alignment information for the discourse annotations contained in Penn Discourse Treebank Version 2.0 (LDC2008T05) (PDTB 2.0) and RST Discourse Treebank (LDC2002T07) (RST-DT). PDTB 2.0 and RST-DT annotations overlap for 385 newspaper articles in sections 6, 11, 13, 19 and 23 of the Wall Street Journal corpus contained in Treebank-2 (LDC95T7). DiscAlign for Penn and RST Discourse Treebanks contains approximately 6,700 alignments between PDTB 2.0 and RST-DT relations.

DiscAlign for Penn and RST Treebanks is available at no cost to all licensees of PDTB 2.0 and RST-DT and appears in their download queues associated with these corpora as DiscAlign_Penn_RST_DTB_LDC2021T16.zip.


The alignment table is presented as a single UTF-8 encoded CSV file with each row representing a PDTB discourse relation that has been mapped with an RST relation from the RST-DT corpus. Table columns provide some basic information about the source relation extracted from PDTB, the target relation extracted from RST-DT, and the quality of the alignment between the two. See the included documentation for more details on the columns and the mapping procedure.


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