Terminological mess

The term cohesion does not figure in the index of the book.

Coherence vs cohesion

“cohesion” for microstructures and “coherence” for macrostructures.

cohesion when talking about text and coherence when talking about discourse i.e. “semantics vs. pragmatics”

Issues covered in the book

in the realm of coherence structures:

  • cognitive science
  • natural language engineering
  • information extraction


Coherence structures

ommitted: a chrestomathy of coherent vs incoherent text


Coherence in natural language. Data structures and applications: WORD: Vol 62, No 2