I use the distinction between the nuclei and the satellites that pertain to discourse relations to introduce a compositionality criterion for discourse trees. I provide a first-order formalization of rhetorical structure trees and, on its basis, I derive an algorithm that constructs all the valid rhetorical trees that can be associated with a given discourse.
Registration: ISBN 978-0-262-51091-2
Copyright: August 4-8, 1996, Portland, Oregon. Published by The AAAI Press, Menlo Park, California.