Stoyanchev, Svetlana and Piwek, Paul
Constructing the CODA corpus: A parallel corpus ofmonologues and expository dialogues.
In: The seventh international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC) (Forthcoming), 18 - 21 May 2010, Malta.
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We describe the construction of the CODA corpus, a parallel corpus of monologues and expository dialogues. The dialogue part of the corpus consists of expository, i.e., information-delivering rather than dramatic, dialogues written by several acclaimed authors. The monologue part of the corpus is a paraphrase in monologue form of these dialogues by a human annotator. The corpus was constructed as a resource for extracting rules for automated generation of dialogue from monologue. Using authored dialogues allows us to analyse the techniques used by accomplished writers for presenting information in the form of dialogue. The dialogues are annotated with dialogue acts and the monologues with rhetorical structure. We developed annotation and translation guidelines together with a custom-developed tool for carrying out translation, alignment and annotation.
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