[Corpora-List] methods to identify the direction of causation

Xu, Jiajin ustcxujj at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 17:04:34 CET 2017

Dear Marco,

I just fished out the following references on my hard drive, which I hope will be of some interest to you. They might be somewhat dated though. Also, please excuse me for not editing the references in any standard bibliographical style.

1. Text Mining for Causal Relations Roxana Girju and Dan Moldovan


2. Blanco, E., N. Castell, D. Moldovan. 2008. Causal relation extraction.

3. Garcia, D. 1997. COATIS, an NLP system to locate expressions of

actions connected by causality links.

4. Girju, R. 2003. Automatic detection of causal relations for question


5. McNorgan, C., et al. 2007. Feature-feature causal relations and

statistical co-occurrences in object concepts.

6. Suppes, P. 1970. A Probabilistic Theory of Causality. Amsterdam:

North-Holland Publishing Company.

7. Swanson, D. 1991. Migraine and magnesium: Eleven neglected



Jiajin XU Ph.D., Professor National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education Beijing Foreign Studies University Beijing 100089 China http://www.bfsu-corpus.org

On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 8:23 PM, Marco Baroni <marco.baroni at unitn.it> wrote:

> Dear all,
> With a few colleagues, we're working at the problem of identifying the
> prototypical relation of causation between words/concepts (e.g., virus
> causes death, rather than vice-versa).
> We are framing this as an out-of-context, concept-level task (that is,
> we're not trying to identify the cause relation as it is expressed in
> specific sentences, but as it holds canonically between word pairs).
> This is a new area for me, so I'd be grateful for pointers to papers that
> have proposed corpus-based methods to address this task.
> Thanks in advance,
> Marco
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