Modeling Sociocultural phenomena in discourse

George Aaron Broadwell, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Tomek Strzalkowski, Samira Shaikh, Sarah Taylor, Ting Liu, Umit Boz, Alana Elia, Laura Jiao, Nick Webb

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In this paper, we describe a novel approach to computational modeling and understanding of social and cultural phenomena in multi-party dialogues. We developed a two-tier approach in which we first detect and classify certain sociolinguistic behaviors, including topic control, disagreement, and involvement, that serve as first-order models from which presence the higher level social roles, such as leadership, may be inferred.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-257
Number of pages45
JournalNatural Language Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Artificial Intelligence


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