Paper: Language Use: What can it tell us?

ACL ID P11-2059
Title Language Use: What can it tell us?
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2011

For 20 years, information extraction has fo- cused on facts expressed in text. In contrast, this paper is a snapshot of research in progress on inferring properties and relationships among participants in dialogs, even though these properties/relationships need not be ex- pressed as facts. For instance, can a machine detect that someone is attempting to persuade another to action or to change beliefs or is as- serting their credibility? We report results on both English and Arabic discussion forums.