Pair Annotation as a Novel Annotation Procedure: The Case of Turkish Discourse Bank

In this chapter, we provide an overview of Turkish Discourse Bank, a resource of ∼∼400,000 words built on a sub-corpus of the 2-million-word METU Turkish Corpus annotated following the principles of Penn Discourse Tree Bank. We first present the annotation framework we adopted, explaining how it differs from the annotation of the original language, English. Then we focus on a novel annotation procedure that we have devised and named pair annotation after pair programming. We discuss the advantages it has offered as well as its potential drawbacks.