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