Course Information

Computational Models of Discourse and Dialogue
CMPS/LING/CMPM 245 - Winter 2017
Friday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Social Sciences1, Room 145

Instructor Information

Amita Misra
Jack Baskin School of Engineering, Room E2 387
email: amisra2 @ ucsc [dot] edu
Office Hours: Friday 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Room E2 387 or by Appointment 

CMPS 245 is an advanced seminar in Natural Language Processing with a focus on current research and methods in the computational modeling of discourse and dialogue phenomena in social media, online dialogue and personal (first person) narratives. Processing naturally occurring discourse and dialogue in many cases relies on some representation of the context, the context of the dialogue in terms of what was said, the social relationship of the conversants, or other aspects of the situational context. 

In Winter 2017 the class topical focus is Semantic Similarity, Summarization and Argumentation  in Social Media. We will draw on a number of different theories of these language phenomena as well use a range of different datasets, read computational papers on modeling these phenomena, and develop a project based on a dataset and a computational or corpus-based modeling approach.


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