The annotation scheme of the Turkish Discourse Bank and an evaluation of inconsistent annotations

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2010-7-15-16
Zeyrek Bozşahin, Deniz
Demirşahin, Işın
Sevdik- Çallı , Ayışığı
Ögel- Balaban, Hale
Yalçınkaya, İhsan
Turan, Ümit Deniz
In this paper, we report on the annotation procedures we developed for annotating the Turkish Discourse Bank (TDB), an effort that extends the Penn Discourse Tree Bank (PDTB) annotation style by using it for annotating Turkish discourse. After a brief introduction to the TDB, we describe the annotation cycle and the annotation scheme we developed, defining which parts of the scheme are an extension of the PDTB and which parts are different. We provide inter-coder reliability calculations on the first and second arguments of some connectives and discuss the most important sources of disagreement among annotators.