Annotating Subordinators in the Turkish Discourse Bank

Zeyrek Bozşahin, Deniz
Bozşahin, Hüseyin Cem
Sevdik-Çallı, Ayışığı
Demirşahin, Işın
Aktaş, Berfin
Yalçınkaya, İhsan
Ögel, Hale
In this paper we explain how we annotated subordinators in the Turkish Discourse Bank (TDB), an effort that started in 2007 and is still continuing. We introduce the project and describe some of the issues that were important in annotating three subordinators, namely kars¸ın, ragmen ˘ and halde, all of which encode the coherence relation Contrast-Concession. We also describe the annotation tool.


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D. Zeyrek Bozşahin et al., “Annotating Subordinators in the Turkish Discourse Bank,” 2009, p. 44, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: