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There are enough different entries on this page to justify some navigation aid:
[ Bateman Bibliography ]
[ Also Relevant to RST ]
[ Daniel Marcu's work ]

At this point, in the first edition of this website, there was a set of scanned images. It has recently been restored. It was for a time replaced by bibliography text supplied by John Bateman, with nearly the same scope. But, there were differences, so they are both here now (October 2000). As a result, this page now has the benefits of being fairly complete and partly searchable.

We thank John for this upgrade, and encourage other submissions. As a caution, John notes: (N.B., since these were also created without human intervention there could well be errors!) In other words, to err is computerish.

Another list of RST relevant references has been added: Also relevant to RST. In addition there is a collection of citations of work by Daniel Marcu.

Bibliography from John Bateman

Abelen, E., Redeker, G. & Thompson, S. A. (1993). The rhetorical structure of US-American and Dutch fund-raising letters. Text, 13 , 323 -- 350.

Arens, Y. (1992). Multimedia Presentation planning as an extension of text planning. In Aspects of automated natural language generation (R. Dale, E. Hovy, D. Rösner & S. Stock, Hrsg.) (S.. 278-280). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Boscolo, P, (1995). The cognitive approach to writing and writing instruction: a contribution to a critical appraisal. Cah. Psychol. Cogn., 14 , 343-366.

Caro, S, & Bisseret, A. (1997). Using weakening paralinguistic organizers in electronic documents: an experimental approach. Travails Humaine, 60 , 409-437.

Cawsey, A, (1995). Review of: Participating in Explanatory Dialogues-interpreting and responding to questions in context (J.D. Moore). Computational Linguistics, 21 , 422-424.

Dobes, Z. & Novak, H.- J. (1991). From knowledge structures to text structures. In Text understanding in \sc lilog: integrating computational linguistics and artificial intelligence, Final report on the IBM Germany \sc lilog-Project (O. Herzog & C. -.- Rollinger, Hrsg.) (S.. 670 -- 684). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Endres-Niggemeyer, B, (1994). Summarizing text for intelligent communication: results of the Dagstuhl seminar. Knowledge Organisation, 21 , 213-223.

Fawcett, R. P. & Davies, B. L. (1992). Monologue as a turn in dialogue: towards an integration of exchange structure theory and rhetorical structure theory. In Aspects of automated natural language generation (R. Dale, E. Hovy, D. Rösner & O. Stock, Hrsg.) (S.. 151 -- 166). Springer-Verlag.

Grote, B., Lenke, N. & Stede, M. (1997). Ma(r)king concessions in English. Discourse Processes, 24 , 87--118.

Gurr, C. A, (1997). Knowledge engineering in the communication of information for safety critical systems. Knowledge Engineering Review, 12 , 249-270.

Hagen, E., Stein, A. & Bateman, J. A. (1994). The Extension of a Rhetorical Component for the `Speak!' Dialogue System. Darmstadt, Germany: GMD/Institut für Integrierte Publikations- und Informationssysteme.

Hovy, E. H. (1993). In defense of syntax: informational, intentional, and rhetorical structures in discourse. In Intentionality and structure in discourse relations (O. Rambow, Hrsg.) (S.. 35 -- 39). Morristown: Association for Computational Linguistics.

Hovy, E. H, (1993). Automated discourse generation using discourse relations. Artificial Intelligence, 63 , 341 -- 385.

Huffman, S. B., Laird, L. J. & J.,. E. (1995). Flexibly instructable agents. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 3 , 271-324.

Knott, A, & Mellish, C. (1996). A feature-based account of the relations signalled by sentence and clause connectives. Language and Speech, 39 , 143-183.

Knott, A, & Sanders, T. (1998). The classification of coherence relations and their linguistic markers: An exploration of two languages. Journal of Pragmatics, 30 , 135-175.

Knott, A. & Dale, R. (1992). Using linguistic phenomena to motivate a set of rhetorical relations. Edinburgh, Scotland: Human Communication Research Centre, University of Edinburgh.

Kosseim, L. & Lapalme, G. (1994). Content and Rhetorical Status Selection in Instructional Texts. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Natural Language Generation, Kennebunkport, Maine, USA, June 21-24, 1994 (, .) (S.. 53--60). Kennebunkport, Maine, USA.

Linden, K. \., Cumming, S. & Martin, J. (1992). Using system networks to build rhetorical structures. In Aspects of automated natural language generation (R. Dale, E. Hovy, D. Rösner & O. Stock, Hrsg.) (S.. 183 -- 198). Springer-Verlag.

Linden, K. V., & Martin, J. H. (1995). Expressing rhetorical relations in instructional text: a case study of the purpose relation. Computational Linguistics, 21 , 29--57.

Linden, K. V. (1993). Speaking of Actions: choosing rhetorical status and grammatical form in instructional text generation. PhD Dissertation, University of Colorado at Boulder, CU-CS-654-93, June 1993.

Maat, H. P, (1998). Classifying negative coherence relations on the basis of linguistic evidence. Journal of Pragmatics, 30 , 177-204.

Maier, E. (1991). Zwei Texttheorien in neuem Licht - RST und GSP fuers Abstracting. Darmstadt: GMD-IPSI.

Maier, E. A. & Sitter, S. (1992). An extension of rhetorical structure theory for the treatment of retrieval dialogues. In Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (, .) (S.. 968 -- 973). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Mann, W. C. & Matthiessen, C. M. I. M. (1990). Functions of Language in Two Frameworks. Los Angeles, California: Information Sciences Institute.

Mann, W. C. & Thompson, S. A. (1987). Rhetorical Structure Theory: a theory of text organization. USC/Information Sciences Institute.

Mann, W. C. & Thompson, S. A. (1987). Rhetorical Structure Theory: description and construction of text structures. In Natural Language Generation: Recent Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Psychology, and Linguistics (G. Kempen, Hrsg.) (S.. 85 -- 96). Boston/Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Mann, W. C, & Thompson, S. A. (1987). Rhetorical Structure Theory: A Framework for the Analysis of Texts. IPRA Papers in Pragmatics, 1 , 79-105.

Mann, W. C, & Thompson, S. A. (1988). Rhetorical Structure Theory: Toward a Functional Theory of Text Organization. Text, 8 , 243-281.

Matthiessen, C. M. I. M, (1988). Generic Structure Potential and Rhetorical Schemas, , .

Moore, J. D, & Mittal, V. O. (1996). Dynamically generated follow-up questions. Computer, 29 , 75-8.

Moore, J. D. & Paris, C. L. (1988). Constructing Coherent Texts Using Rhetorical Relations. In Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (, .) (. .

Moore, J. D, & Paris, C. L. (1993). Planning texts for advisory dialogs: capturing intentional and rhetorical information. Computational Linguistics, 19 , 651 -- 694.

Moore, J. D, & Pollack, M. E. (1992). A problem for \sc rst: the need for multi-level discourse analysis. Computational Linguistics, 18 , 537 -- 544.

Moser, M., & Moore, J. D. (1996). Towards a synthesis of two accounts of discourse structure. Computational Linguistics, 22 , 409--419.

O'Brien, T, (1995). Rhetorical structure analysis and the case of the inaccurate. Applied Linguistics, 16 , 442-482.

Passonneau, R. J, & Litman, D. H. (1997). Discourse segmentation by human and automated means. Computational Linguistics, 23 , 103-139.

Perfetti, C. A, (1997). Sentences, individual differences and multiple texts: three issues in text comprehension. Discourse Processes, 23 , 337-355.

Rada, R., Wang, W. G. & Birchall, A. (1993). Retrieval hierarchies in hypertext. Information Processing and Management, 29 , 359-371.

Rösner, D. & Stede, M. (1991). Customizing \sc rst for the automatic production of technical manuals. Forschungsinstitut für anwendungsorientierte Wissensverarbeitung (FAW).

Rösner, D. & Stede, M. (1991). Untersuchungen zur Struktur von Texten: \sc rst-Analysen deutscher Texte. Forschungsinstitut für anwendungsorientierte Wissensverarbeitung (FAW).

Rösner, D. & Stede, M. (1992). Customizing \sc rst for the automatic production of technical manuals. In Aspects of automated natural language generation (R. Dale, E. Hovy, D. Rösner & O. Stock, Hrsg.) (S.. 199 -- 214). Springer-Verlag.

Sanders, T., (1997). Semantic and pragmatic sources of coherence: on the categorization of coherence relations in context. Discourse Processes, 24 , 119--148.

Scott, D. & Souza, C. S. d. (1991). Getting the message across in \sc rst-based generation. In Current research in Natural Language Generation (R. Dale, C. Mellish & M. Zock, Hrsg.) (S.. 47-- 73). London: Academic Press.

Sidner, C. L. (1993). On discourse relations, rhetorical relations and rhetoric. In Intentionality and structure in discourse relations (O. Rambow, Hrsg.) (S.. 122 -- 124). Association for Computational Linguistics.

Sitter, S. & Maier, E. (1992). Rhetorical Relations in a Model of Information-seeking dialogues. In 10th. European Conference on Artificial Itelligence (B. Neumann, Hrsg.) (. Vienna, Austria: John Wiley and Sons Ltd.

Spooren, W., (1997). The processing of underspecified coherence relations. Discourse Processes, 24 , 149-168.

Sutcliffe, A, & Faraday, P. (1994). Systematic design for task-related multimedia interfaces. Information Software Technology, 36 , 225-234.

Unger, C, (1996). The scope of discourse connectives: implications for discourse organization. Journal of Linguistics, 32 , 403-438.

Vankuppevelt, J, (1995). Main structure and side structure in discourse. Linguistics, 33 , 809-833.

VanWijk, C, & Sanders, T. (1999). Identifying writing strategies through text analysis. Written Communication, 16 , 51-75.

Wheatley, J, (1996). Flowchart representation of genre in professional communication. Javnost-Public, 3 , 27-38.

Wiebe, J. M., Hirst, G. & Horton, D. (1996). Language use in context. Communications of the Association of Computing Machinery, 39 , 102-111.

Wiebe, J. M., O'Hara, T. P. & Christrom-Sandgren, T. (1998). An empirical approach to temporal reference resolution. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 9 , 247-293.

You, G. N, & Rada, R. (1994). A systematic approach to outline manipulation. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 41 , 283-308.


Also relevant to RST

The bibliography from John Bateman has recently been augmented with the references below:

Bateman, J. and K. J. Rondhuis (1997). "Coherence relations": Toward a General Specification. Discourse Processes 24(1): 5-50.
        
Fukumoto, Jun'chi and Jun'chi Tsujii (1994). Breaking down rhetorical relations for the purpose of analyzing discourse structures. Coling 1994: 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Kyoto 2: 1177-1183.
        
Goutsos, Dionysis (1996). A Model of Sequential Relations in Expository Text. Text 16(4): 501-533.
        
Knott, Alistair and Robert Dale (1994). Using Linguistic Phenomena to Motivate a Set of Coherence Relations. Discourse Processes 18: 35-62.
        
Knott, A. and T. Sanders (1998). The classification of coherence relations and their linguistic markers: An exploration of two languages. Journal of Pragmatics 30(2): 135-175.
        
Kupiec, Julian, Jan Pedersen and Francine Chen (1995). A Trainable Document Summarizer. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics 2: 286-288.
        
Litman, Diane J. and Rebecca J. Passonneau (1995). Combining Multiple Knowledge Sources for Discourse Segmentation. Proceedings of ... of the Association for Computational Linguistics : 108-115.
        
Moore, Johanna D. and Martha E. Pollack (1992). A Problem for RST: The Need for Multi-Level Discourse Analysis. Computational Linguistics 18(4).
        
Moser, Megan and Johanna D. Moore (1996). Toward a Synthesis of Two Accounts of Discourse Structure. Computational Linguistics 22(3): 409-419.
        
Noordman, L., W. Vonk and H. Kempff (1992). Causal Inferences during the Reading of Expository Texts. Journal of Memory and Language 31: 573-590.
        
Ono, Kenji, Kazuo Sumita and Sejii Miike (1994). Abstract Generation Based on Rhetorical Structure Extraction. Coling 94: The 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Kyoto 2: 344-348.
        
Redeker, Gisela (1990). Ideational and Pragmatic Markers of Discourse Structure. Journal of Pragmatics 14: 367-381.
        
Risselada, R. and W. Spooren (1998). Introduction: Discourse markers and coherence relations. Journal of Pragmatics 30(2): 131-133.
        
Sanders, Ted (1997). Semantic and Pragmatic Sources of Coherence: On the Categorization of Coherence Relations in Text. Discourse Processes 24: 119-147.
        
Sanders, T., W. Spooren and L. Noordman (1992). Toward a Taxonomy of Coherence Relations. Discourse Processes 15: 1-35.
        
Sanders, T., W. Spooren and L. Noordman (1993). Coherence Relations in a Cognitive Theory of Discourse Representation. Cognitive Linguistics 4: 93-104.
        
Sanders, Ted and Carel van Wijk (1996). PISA: A procedure for Analyzing the Structure of Explanatory Texts. Text 16(1): 91-132.
        
Spooren, W. (1997). The Processing of Underspecified Coherence Relations. Discourse Processes 24(1): 149-177.
        
Spooren, W and R. Risselada (1997). Special Issue on Discourse Markers. Discourse Processes 24(1).
        
Webber, Bonnie, Alistair Knott, Matthew Stone and Aravind Joshi (1999). Discourse Relations: A Structural and Presuppositional Account Using Lexicalized TAG . 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, College Park, Maryland, USA: Association for Computational Linguistics.
        


Work by Daniel Marcu

As many of you know, Daniel Marcu has been one of the most active researchers on the computational linguistics of RST. He has kindly provided the references below to facilitate access to his work.

Daniel Marcu (2000). Extending a Formal and Computational Model of Rhetorical Structure Theory with Intentional Structures a la Grosz and Sidner. The 18th International Conference on Computational Linguistics COLING'2000, Luxembourg, July 31-August 4, 2000.

Dan Cristea, Nancy Ide, Daniel Marcu, and Valentin Tablan (1999). Discourse Structure and Co-Reference: An Empirical Study The 18th International Conference on Computational Linguistics COLING'2000, Luxembourg, July 31-August 4, 2000. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the ACL'99 Workshop on the Relation Between Discourse Structure and Reference, Maryland, June 1999.

Daniel Marcu, Lynn Carlson, and Maki Watanabe (2000). An empirical study in multilingual natural language generation: what should a text planner do? The 1st International Conference on Natural Language Generation INLG'2000, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, June 12-16, 2000.

Daniel Marcu, Lynn Carlson, and Maki Watanabe (2000). The Automatic Translation of Discourse Structures. The 1st Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL'2000), Seattle, Washington, April 30-May 4, 2000.

Daniel Marcu (1999). Discourse trees are good indicators of importance in text. In I. Mani and M. Maybury editors, Advances in Automatic Text Summarization, pages 123-136, The MIT Press.

Daniel Marcu (1999). A decision-based approach to rhetorical parsing. The 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL'99), pages 365-372, Maryland, June 1999.

Daniel Marcu, Estibaliz Amorrortu, and Magdalena Romera (1999). Experiments in Constructing a Corpus of Discourse Trees. The ACL'99 Workshop on Standards and Tools for Discourse Tagging, pages 48-57, Maryland, June 1999.

Daniel Marcu (1998). Improving summarization through rhetorical parsing tuning. The Sixth Workshop on Very Large Corpora, pages 206-215, Montreal, Canada, August 1998.

Daniel Marcu (1998). To build text summaries of high quality, nuclearity is not sufficient. The Working Notes of the the AAAI-98 Spring Symposium on Intelligent Text Summarization, pages 1-8, Stanford, CA, March 1998.

Daniel Marcu (1997). From Local to Global Coherence: A Bottom-up Approach to Text Planning. The Proceedings of the Fourteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pages 629-635, Providence, Rhode Island, July 1997.

Daniel Marcu (1997). The Rhetorical Parsing of Natural Language Texts. The Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, (ACL'97/EACL'97) pages 96-103, Madrid, Spain, July 7-10, 1997.

Daniel Marcu (1997). From Discourse Structures to Text Summaries. The Proceedings of the ACL'97/EACL'97 Workshop on Intelligent Scalable Text Summarization, pages 82-88, Madrid, Spain, July 11, 1997.

Daniel Marcu (1996). Building Up Rhetorical Structure Trees. The Proceedings of the Thirteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, vol 2, pages 1069-1074, Portland, Oregon, August 1996.

 
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