6.892 | Spring 2004 | Graduate

Computational Models of Discourse


1 Introduction

2 Topic Segmentation: Agreement, Evaluation, Automatic Text Segmentation

3 Topic Segmentation (cont.): Hierarchical Text Segmentation, Meeting Segmentation

4 Cohesion and Local Coherence: Lexical Chains, Centering Theory; Applications to Automated Essay Scoring

5 Automatic Reference Resolution

6 Automatic Reference Resolution and Reference Generation

7 Generation of Referring Expressions

8 Domain-dependent Models of Text Structure

9 Rhetorical Structure Theory
Guest Speaker: Florian Wolf
First part of the project due
10 Discourse Structure in Text Summarization; Alignment

11 Temporal Ordering in Discourse

12 Prosody and Discourse
Guest Speaker: Chao Wang

13 Intentions and the Structure of Discourse

14 Studies of Dialogues; Taxonomy of Speech Acts

15 Automatic Interpretation of Dialogue Acts

16 Learning Dialogue Strategies via Reinforcement Learning

17 MIT Dialogue Systems Second part of the project due
18 Dialogue Systems

19 Plan Recognition

20 Evaluation for Discourse Processing

21 Discourse in Psycholinguistics

22 TBA Last part of the project due
23-24 Project Presentations

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Spring 2004