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.