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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Modeling Sociocultural phenomena in discourse
Author: George Aaron Broadwell
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Institution: University at Albany, State University of New York
Author: Jennifer Stromer-Galley
Institution: University at Albany - SUNY
Author: Tomek Strzalkowski
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Institution: Lockheed Martin Corporation
Author: Ting Liu
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Author: Umit Boz
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Author: Alan Elia
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Author: Laura Jiao
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Author: Nick Webb
Institution: University at Albany - SUNY
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Abstract: In this paper, we describe a novel approach to computational modeling and understanding of social and cultural phenomena in multi-party dialogues. We developed a two-tier approach in which we first detect and classify certain sociolinguistic behaviors, including topic control, disagreement, and involvement, that serve as first-order models from which presence the higher level social roles, such as leadership, may be inferred.

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