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

ZEYREK BOZŞAHİN D., Demirsahin I., Sevdik-Çalli A., Balaban H., Yalçinkaya I., TURAN Ü. D.

4th Linguistic Annotation Workshop, LAW 2010, Uppsala, Sweden, 15 - 16 July 2010, pp.282-289 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Uppsala
  • Country: Sweden
  • Page Numbers: pp.282-289
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


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. © 2010 Association for Computational Linguistics.