Detecting Social Power in Written Dialog

This semester, I’ll be working on a project at Columbia CCLS with Prof. Owen Rambow and Vinod Prabhakaran. It falls under the broad category of discourse analysis. Specifically, we’ll be looking into detecting¬†displays¬†of power from email threads and discussion boards. Here’s some prior work that explains the subject better:

Written Dialog and Social Power: Manifestations of Different Types of Power in Dialog Behavior

Extracting¬†social meaning from text analysis is an interesting subject, and I’m excited to get started on it.