My area of research is Natural Language Processing (NLP), with a focus on analytical multi-party dialogue. In particular, I study civil, constructive dialogue with the aim of applying my findings to create better discussion platforms, dialogue agents, and tools. The path to improving these tools lies in better organizing these dialogues and understanding the context in which conversation is grounded.
Supreme Court Arguments
One of my projects involves Supreme Court data. If you have never sat through a full Supreme Court oral argument, you are missing out! Outside of enjoying the banter between Justices Breyer and Scalia, our aim is to understand how the Counsel present their arguments to the court and how Justices respond.
Policy in Wikipedia Conversations
What goes into polishing and critiquing Wikipedia articles nominated to be featured on the front page?
Answer 2: Some part opinion and some part policy. And rejection come sooner than acceptance.
World War Wikipedia
You may have heard about edit battles on Wikipedia, but how do different language versions of Wikipedia behave when it comes to IRL past conflict?
Answer 1: They talk about their associated countries far more than other language editions talk about the same country.
Answer 2: But there is some agreement on core information, especially in French Wikipedia.
Accepted for poster at SIGHUM'22. ArXiv version coming soon.