Automatic Coherence Analysis of Dutch


acadThe goal of the present proposal is to develop an environment in which computationally naive discourse analysts can carry out an automatic analysis of causal coherence in discourse.

The project specifically aims at developing a linguists-oriented search interface for which the case of causal coherence serves as a point-of-proof.

The research question of the project is: To what extent do the results of causal coherence analysis in different genres in terms of subjectivity based on small-scale studies hold for large datasets?
The project will make use of several Clariah components. A linguist-oriented web interface will be added to CorpusStudio, that does not immediately force the researcher to write searches in a programming language but will allow him/her to focus on the syntactic definition of the searches.