Paper: Modeling Socio-Cultural Phenomena in Discourse

ACL ID C10-1117
Title Modeling Socio-Cultural Phenomena in Discourse
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2010

In this paper, we describe a novel ap- proach to computational modeling and understanding of social and cul- tural phenomena in multi-party dia- logues. We developed a two-tier ap- proach in which we first detect and clasify certain social language uses, including topic control, disagrement, and involvement, that serve as first order models from which presence the higher level social constructs such as leadership, may be infered.