A short survey of discourse representation models

Tudor Groza, Siegfried Handschuh, Tim Clark, Simon Buckingham Shum, Anita De Waard

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With the advancement of technology and the wide adoption of ontologies as knowledge representation formats, in the last decade, a handful of models were proposed for the externalization of the rhetoric and argumentation captured within scientific publications. Conceptually, most of these models share a similar representation form of the scientific publication, i.e. as a series of interconnected elementary knowledge items. The main differences are given by the terminology used, the types of rhetorical and / or argumentation relations connecting the knowledge items and the foundational theories supporting these relations. This paper analyzes the state of the art and provides a concise comparative overview of the five most prominent discourse representation models, with the goal of sketching an unified model for discourse representation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventWorkshop on Semantic Web Applications in Scientific Discourse 2009, SWASD 2009 - Collocated with the 8th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2009 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2009Oct 26 2009


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