Saturday, April 30, 2011

Post meeting - Dhananjay - 21 Apr

We discussed Bonnie Weber's paper from ACL 2009 on genre distinctions in the Penn treebank. It was dicussed that genre distinctions were important for sense disambiguation. I had a view that genre distinction is similar to topic models except that the first one is classification while the second one is clustering. It was discussed that while in topic models, multiple topics generate a document, in genre, a document belongs to only one genre. We also discussed about different discourse connectives.

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