Applying our Language Processing Work in an Educational Context



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Applying our Language Processing Work in an Educational Context

Our research focuses on understanding the inner workings of groups and communities by computationally modeling the way social and psychological processes are reflected through conversational interactions. We are pursuing this work in a wide variety of very different social settings, but group learning is where we have invested the bulk of our effort. Exploring the same conversational constructs in multiple very different settings allows us to form abstractions and test their generality in a rigorous way. In our work we draw from rich theoretical models from sociolinguistics, and pair them down to precise operationalizations that capture the most important essence of what is happening. The challenge is in identifying what that most important essence is. From a computational perspective, we are drawing from the literature on domain adaptation and latent variable modeling to address issues of generalization across social contexts. In the computer supported collaborative learning community our work is used to monitor group learning interactions and dynamically trigger contextually appropriate supportive interventions.



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