Natural Language Processing Seminar & AI Seminar|
Language Use in Written Dialog: Beliefs, Gender, Social Networks, and Power
Senior Research Scientist
Center for Computational Learning Systems, Columbia University
Tuesday, December 13, 2016|
4:00pm - 5:15pm
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About the Event
Email remains an ubiquitous form of communication, but studying it, and developing computational tools for it, is restricted for academic research by the paucity of corpora. The major available corpus is the Enron corpus, which dates to 2001. There have been many studies based on the Enron corpus, leading in some quarters to "Enron fatigue". However, surprisingly few studies have treated the Enron data as what it is: written dialog. I will argue that the corpus is still a rich und largely untapped source of insights for sociolinguists and computational linguists.
Owen Rambow is a Senior Research Scientist in the Center for Computational Learning Systems, Columbia University. He holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and has previously worked at AT&T Research. His area of research is Natural Language Processing, in particular the areas of formal and computational models of syntax and other levels of linguistic representation.
Faculty Sponsor: Toyota AI Seminar
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