Recognizing social constructs from textual conversation

Somak Aditya, Chitta Baral, Nguyen H. Vo, Joohyung Lee, Jieping Ye, Zaw Naung, Barry Lumpkin, Jenny Hastings, Richard Scherl, Dawn M. Sweet, Daniela Inclezan

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Abstract

In this paper we present our work on recognizing high level social constructs such as Leadership and Status from textual conversation using an approach that makes use of the background knowledge about social hierarchy and integrates statistical methods and symbolic logic based methods. We use a stratified approach in which we first detect lower level language constructs such as politeness, command and agreement that help us to infer intermediate constructs such as deference, closeness and authority that are observed between the parties engaged in conversation. These intermediate constructs in turn are used to determine the social constructs Leadership and Status. We have implemented this system successfully in both English and Korean languages and achieved considerable accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNAACL HLT 2015 - 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Subtitle of host publicationHuman Language Technologies, Proceedings of the Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages1293-1298
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781941643495
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventConference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL HLT 2015 - Denver, United States
Duration: May 31 2015Jun 5 2015

Publication series

NameNAACL HLT 2015 - 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Proceedings of the Conference

Other

OtherConference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL HLT 2015
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period5/31/156/5/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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    Aditya, S., Baral, C., Vo, N. H., Lee, J., Ye, J., Naung, Z., Lumpkin, B., Hastings, J., Scherl, R., Sweet, D. M., & Inclezan, D. (2015). Recognizing social constructs from textual conversation. In NAACL HLT 2015 - 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Proceedings of the Conference (pp. 1293-1298). (NAACL HLT 2015 - 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Proceedings of the Conference). Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). https://doi.org/10.3115/v1/n15-1141