Elementary Discourse Units (EDUs)

Discourse segmentation refers to the task of breaking a given text into a sequence of elementary discourse units (EDUs). EDUs are clause-like units that serve as building blocks for discourse parsing in Rhetorical Structure Theory.
For example, there are 3 EDUs in this sentence (color coded): Sheraton and Pan Am said they are assured under the Soviet joint-venture law that they can repatriate profits from their hotel venture.

We released the pre-trained model as the off-the-shelf tool for downstream applications.
  author    = {Jing Li and
               Aixin Sun and
               Shafiq R. Joty},
  editor    = {J{\'{e}}r{\^{o}}me Lang},
  title     = {SegBot: {A} Generic Neural Text Segmentation Model with Pointer Network},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh International Joint Conference on
               Artificial Intelligence, {IJCAI} 2018, July 13-19, 2018, Stockholm,
  pages     = {4166--4172},
  publisher = {ijcai.org},
  year      = {2018},
  url       = {https://doi.org/10.24963/ijcai.2018/579},
  doi       = {10.24963/ijcai.2018/579},
  timestamp = {Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:19:08 +0200},
  biburl    = {https://dblp.org/rec/conf/ijcai/LiSJ18.bib},
  bibsource = {dblp computer science bibliography, https://dblp.org}