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Discourse Structure and Dialogue Acts in Multiparty Dialogue: the STAC Corpus

Abstract : This paper describes the STAC resource, a corpus of multi-party chats annotated for discourse structure in the style of SDRT (Asher and Lascarides, 2003; Lascarides and Asher, 2009). The main goal of the STAC project is to study the discourse structure of multi-party dialogues in order to understand the linguistic strategies adopted by interlocutors to achieve their conversational goals, especially when these goals are opposed. The STAC corpus is not only a rich source of data on strategic conversation, but also the first corpus that we are aware of that provides full discourse structures for multi-party dialogues. It has other remarkable features that make it an interesting resource for other topics: interleaved threads, creative language, and interactions between linguistic and extra-linguistic contexts.
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Nicholas Asher, Julie Hunter, Mathieu Morey, Farah Benamara, Stergos Afantenos. Discourse Structure and Dialogue Acts in Multiparty Dialogue: the STAC Corpus. 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), May 2016, Portoroz, Slovenia. pp.2721-2727. ⟨hal-02124399⟩

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