Resource: DiscAlign for Penn and RST Discourse Treebanks

Reference DiscAlign for Penn and RST Discourse Treebanks
Date of Submission Sept. 15, 2021, 8:05 p.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 013-086-726-491-1
Resource Type Primary Text
Media Type Text
Language English
Format/MIME Type text/plain
Size 2002 KB
Access Medium Web Download


DiscAlign for Penn and RST Discourse Treebanks was developed by Saarland University. It consists of alignment information for the discourse annotations contained in Penn Discourse Treebank Version 2.0 (LDC2008T05) (PDTB 2.0) and RST Discourse Treebank (LDC2002T07) (RST-DT). PDTB 2.0 and RST-DT annotations overlap for 385 newspaper articles in sections 6, 11, 13, 19 and 23 of the Wall Street Journal corpus contained in Treebank-2 (LDC95T7). DiscAlign for Penn and RST Discourse Treebanks contains approximately 6,700 alignments between PDTB 2.0 and RST-DT relations.

DiscAlign for Penn and RST Treebanks is available at no cost to all licensees of PDTB 2.0 and RST-DT and appears in their download queues associated with these corpora as


The alignment table is presented as a single UTF-8 encoded CSV file with each row representing a PDTB discourse relation that has been mapped with an RST relation from the RST-DT corpus. Table columns provide some basic information about the source relation extracted from PDTB, the target relation extracted from RST-DT, and the quality of the alignment between the two. See the included documentation for more details on the columns and the mapping procedure.

Version 1.0
Creator Vera Demberg , Fatemeh Torabi Asr , Merel C.J. Scholman
Distributor Linguistic Data Consortium
Rights Holder Portions © 2021 Saarland University, © 2021 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania