The "meaning" of subordinating conjunctions essentially consists of
labeling clauses and establishing discourse relationships of time,
contingency, place, condition, concession, contrast, reason, purpose, and
result (see Quirk et al. pp. 1070-1112). I am aware that subordinating
conjunctions are used as cue words in discourse processing, but I am not
aware of any systematic bringing together of these "meanings" in a
computational system. Characterizing these meanings is important in the
digraph analysis, and while I can do it myself, it would be preferable
not to reinvent the wheel. I would be grateful if anyone can point to
computational representations of these meanings.
A database of these "meanings" will eventually be made publicly available
on the web for anyone to use.
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