Discourse Segment Type vs. Linguistic Features

Published: 24-02-2017| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/4bh33fdx4v.3
Anita de Waard


1. Ten full-text papers in biology were annotated, see 170220_deWaard_Corpus for full references. The papers were selected according to three criteria: 1.1. Papers related to the Voorhoeve paper (Voorhoeve). (*) 1.2. Papers regarding neuropharmacology (Neuro). (**) 1.3. Papers from the Genia corpus (Genia). (***) 2. The papers were obtained by downloading the html and converted into text and then copied into an Excel spreadsheet. 3. Each paper was annotated as follows: 3.1. The first letter of the first author name was added (column 1) 3.2. The papers were (manually) split into discourse segments, as described in [2] 3.3. The section names were added; 3.4. Segment types were identified, according to the categories defined in [2]; 3.5. Verb tense/modality/voice was annotated, according to the categories defined in [2]; 3.6. Verb class was added from a taxonomy described in [3]; 3.7. Modality features were added according to categories described in [4]; 4. The final results with the text enclosed can be found in the file 170220_deWaard_DST_With_Text 5. The final results with only numerical results, for ease of statistical processing, can be found in the files 170220_deWaard_DST_Codes 6. The CodeBook describing the map of the numerical results to the values can be found in the file 170220_deWaard_Value_Labels [2] de Waard, A. and Pander Maat, H. (2009). Categorizing Epistemic Segment Types in Biology Research Articles. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Linguistic and Psycholinguistic Approaches to Text Structuring (LPTS 2009) [3] de Waard , Anita & Pander Maat, Henk. (2010). A classification of research verbs to facilitate discourse segment identification in biological texts. Proceedings from The Interdisciplinary Workshop on Verbs. The identification and representation of verb features. Pisa, Italy [4] de Waard, A. and Pander Maat, H. (2012). Knowledge Attribution in Scientific Discourse: A Taxonomy of Types and Overview of Features, In Proceedings of the Workshop on Detecting Structure in Scholarly Discourse (DSDD), ACL 2012


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NB these are notes pertaining to the description, not steps to reproduce! (*) Voorhoeve et al (2006) was the first paper I annotated: I selected it in 2006 because (a) it was a paper in Cell – an Elsevier journal – and (b) I knew one of the authors (Alex Griekspoor) and thought it would be useful to talk to the authors, if needed. Since I was interested early on in citations, I selected three other papers that cited (Valastyan) and were cited by (Li and Westbrook) the Voorhoeve paper. (**) In 2009, I discussed a possible collaboration with ISI in Los Angeles, and decided to annotate a paper Gully Burns had annotated (Loiseau). I then wanted to annotate two other papers in this same field, to see if there were trends in this cluster vs. the cell biology cluster. (***) As part of a collaboration with EBI in Cambridge, and the National Centre for Text Mining in Manchester, the three of us annotated the same three papers, which led to a comparison and a publication [1]. [1] Liakata, M., Paul Thompson, Anita de Waard, Raheel Nawaz and Sophia Ananiadou (2012). "A Three-Way Model of Scientific Discourse Annotation for Enhanced Knowledge Extraction". Workshop on Detecting Structure in Scholarly Discourse (DSSD), ACL 2012: Jeju Island, Korea, pp. 37-46