Pragmatics is usually defined as the study of how language is used. In the language use, context plays a key role in the interpretation of statements. That is the reason why Pragmatics is concerned, among other topics, with Inference. Through this mental process, humans can obtain information that is not actually present in the utterance or statement at hand (Sperber & Wilson, 1986).

From a computational point of view and according to Jurafsky (2002): “four core inferential problems in pragmatics have received the most attention in the computational community: REFERENCE RESOLUTION, the interpretation and generation of SPEECH ACTS, the interpretation and generation of DISCOURSE STRUCTURE AND COHERENCE RELATIONS, and ABDUCTION”. In the present study, we focus on the discourse markers as key elements in guiding the inferences of the statements. We present a resource for the community that addresses aspects concerning DISCOURSE STRUCTURE AND COHERENCE through the automatic identification, classification and annotation of the discourse markers in a multilingual parallel corpus (Arabic-Spanish-English).

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