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A New Resource for German Causal Language

  • We present a new resource for German causal language, with annotations in context for verbs, nouns and adpositions. Our dataset includes 4,390 annotated instances for more than 150 different triggers. The annotation scheme distinguishes three different types of causal events (CONSEQUENCE, MOTIVATION, PURPOSE). We also provide annotations for semantic roles, i.e. of the cause and effect for the causal event as well as the actor and affected party, if present. In the paper, we present inter-annotator agreement scores for our dataset and discuss problems for annotating causal language. Finally, we present experiments where we frame causal annotation as a sequence labelling problem and report baseline results for the prediciton of causal arguments and for predicting different types of causation.

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Author:Ines RehbeinGND, Josef RuppenhoferGND
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), May 11-16, 2020, Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France
Publisher:European Language Resources Association
Place of publication:Paris
Editor:Nicoletta Calzolari, Frédéric Béchet, Philippe Blache, Khalid Choukri, Christopher Cieri, Thierry Declerck, Sara Goggi, Hitoshi Isahara, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Hélène Mazo, Asuncion Moreno, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2020
Date of Publication (online):2020/06/01
Tag:Annotation of causal language; German; causal tagger
GND Keyword:Annotation; Deutsch; Kausalität; Korpus <Linguistik>; Natürliche Sprache
First Page:5968
Last Page:5977
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International