Computational and Conversational Discourse

Burning Issues — An Interdisciplinary Account

  • Eduard H. Hovy
  • Donia R. Scott
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NATO ASI F, volume 151)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Perspective from Sociology

  3. Perspectives from Linguistics

  4. Perspectives from Computational Linguistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Kathleen Dahlgren
      Pages 111-138
  5. An Empirical Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 195-202

About these proceedings


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.


Discourse study Diskurs-Analyse Language interaction Text linguistics Textlinguistik computational linguistics linguistics sprachliche Interaktion

Editors and affiliations

  • Eduard H. Hovy
    • 1
  • Donia R. Scott
    • 2
  1. 1.Information Sciences InstituteUniversity of Southern CaliforniaMarina del ReyUSA
  2. 2.Information Technology Research InstituteUniversity of BrightonBrightonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08244-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03293-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1248
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