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Because We Say So

Hunter, Julie and Danlos, Laurence Because We Say So. (2014) In: EACL 2014 : 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 26 April 2014 (Gothenburg, Sweden).

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In this paper, we show that contingency connectives, which mark causal and conditional relations (PDTB Group, 2008), restrict the possible interpretations of reports in their scope in a way that many other connectives, such as contrastive connectives, do not. We argue that this result has immediate implications for the semantics of causal relations and for the annotation of implicit connectives. In particular, it shows that the assumption, implicit in some work on NLP, that the semantics of explicit connectives can be translated to implicit connectives is not anodyne.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Association for Computational Linguistics. The definitive version is available at http://aclweb.org. The original PDF is available at: http://aclweb.org/anthology/W14-0701
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique - INRIA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Paris Diderot - Paris 7 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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