Same and Elaboration Relations in the Discourse Graphbank

Irina Borisova1 and Gisela Redeker2
1University of Groningen - Saarland University, 2University of Groningen


This study investigates the use of Same – a relation that connects the parts of a discontinuous discourse segment – in the Discourse Graphbank (Wolf et al., 2004). Our analysis reveals systematic deviations from the definition of the Same relation and a substantial number of confusions between Same and Elaboration relations. We discuss some methodological and theoretical implications of these findings.