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Computational and Conversational Discourse: Burning Issues — An Interdisciplinary Account

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Computational and Conversational Discourse: Burning Issues — An Interdisciplinary Account

Computational and Conversational Discourse: Burning Issues — An Interdisciplinary Account By Emanuel A. Schegloff (auth.), Eduard H. Hovy, Donia R. Scott (eds.)
1996 | 202 Pages | ISBN: 3642082440 | PDF | 10 MB


People engage in discourse every day - from writing letters and presenting papers to simple discussions. Yet discourse is a complex and fascinating phenomenon that is not well understood. This volume stems from a multidisciplinary workshop in which eminent scholars in linguistics, sociology and computational linguistics presented various aspects of discourse. The topics treated range from multi-party conversational interactions to deconstructing text from various perspectives, considering topic-focus development and discourse structure, and an empirical study of discourse segmentation. The chapters not only describe each author's favorite burning issue in discourse but also provide a fascinating view of the research methodology and style of argumentation in each field.