Research

  • What you say where - a discourse heatmap

    What you say where - a discourse heatmap

    Does discourse structure constrain where we talk about what? Research on recurring mentions within discourse graphs shows back-reference is sensitive to the reasons why sentences and groups of sentences are uttered. In the image above, we fixate on a target sentence in blue, and predict how likely it is that a pronoun inside it will have an antecedent in some other unit (without peeking at the words!). Redder units are more likely to contain an antecedent.

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  • A Neural Network Reads the Newspaper

    A Neural Network Reads the Newspaper

    ... in search of discourse signals! We now know a lot about what cues people use to identify discourse relations, but can we teach computers to notice the same signals?

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