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Identifying the Focus of Negation Using Discourse Structure
Zahra Sarabi, Eduardo Blanco

Last modified: 2019-05-04


This paper presents experimental results showing that discourse structure is a useful element in identifying the focus of negation. We define features extracted from RST-like discourse trees. We experiment with the largest publicly available corpus and an off-the-shelf discourse parser. Results show that discourse structure is especially beneficial when predicting the focus of negations in long sentences.

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