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dc.contributor.authorAlliheedi, Mohammed 13:57:17 (GMT) 05:50:08 (GMT)
dc.description.abstractThe central focus of this thesis is rhetorical moves in biochemistry articles. Kanoksilapatham has provided a descriptive theory of rhetorical moves that extends Swales' CARS model to the complete biochemistry article. The thesis begins the construction of a computational model of this descriptive theory. Attention is placed on the Methods section of the articles. We hypothesize that because authors' argumentation closely follows their experimental procedure, procedural verbs may be the guide to understanding the rhetorical moves. Our work proposes an extension to the normal (i.e., VerbNet) semantic roles especially tuned to this domain. A major contribution is a corpus of Method sections that have been marked up for rhetorical moves and semantic roles. The writing style of this genre tends to occasionally omit semantic roles, so another important contribution is a prototype ontology that provides experimental procedure knowledge for the biochemistry domain. Our computational model employs machine learning to build its models for the semantic roles and rhetorical moves, validated against a gold standard reflecting the annotation of these texts by human experts. We provide significant insights into how to derive these annotations, and as such have contributions as well to the general challenge of producing markups in the domain of biomedical science documents, where specialized knowledge is required.en
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectbiomedical corpus creationen
dc.subjectexperimental procedures analysisen
dc.subjectargumentation miningen
dc.subjectargumentation analysisen
dc.subjectrhetorical movesen
dc.subjectsemantic rolesen
dc.subjectverb framesen
dc.subjectbiomedical text analysisen
dc.subjectexperimental procedures ontologyen
dc.subjectannotation of semantic rolesen
dc.subjectannotation of rheotrical movesen
dc.titleProcedurally Rhetorical Verb-Centric Frame Semantics as a Knowledge Representation for Argumentation Analysis of Biochemistry Articlesen
dc.typeDoctoral Thesisen
dc.pendingfalse R. Cheriton School of Computer Scienceen Scienceen of Waterlooen
uws-etd.degreeDoctor of Philosophyen
uws-etd.embargo.terms4 monthsen
uws.contributor.advisorMercer, Robert E.
uws.contributor.advisorCohen, Robin
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Mathematicsen

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