[Corpora-List] Corpora Digest, Vol 74, Issue 11

Jinheng WU (6511973) zx11973 at nottingham.edu.cn
Fri Aug 9 11:08:51 CEST 2013

Hi, How is everything going? I've some questions to ask you. I've decided to write about metadiscourse, specifically interactional metadiscourse in light of Hyland's model. I intend to compare Chinese student writing, L1 student writing and L1 professional writers' work. The genre will be argumentative essays. But I'm having trouble choosing the right corpora. I've already got hold of Written English corpus of chinese learners(WECCL) for chinese student writing corpus. I'm wondering upon several corpora. ICLE: it is said that there is a native sub-corpus inside ICLE. I wanna ask if it is suitable studying material for L1 student writing. LOCNESS: several similar studies take it as the native corpus to compare with WECCL ICE: one paper I've read makes comparisons between academic writing category of ICE-GB and ICE-HK Also, I want to know which corpus I should choose for L1 professional academic writing. And if you have the corpora above or any related corpora, could you send me? I can't get them online. Finally, do you have any recommended references for my DT? Sorry for bothering you. Thank you so much. Best regards, WU Jinheng

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Today's Topics:

1. SIGDIAL 2013: Call for Participation (Michael Strube)

2. Re: Fwd: computing similarity between two parse trees

(Scott Crossley)


Message: 1 Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2013 15:17:00 +0200 From: Michael Strube <michael.strube at h-its.org> Subject: [Corpora-List] SIGDIAL 2013: Call for Participation To: <corpora at uib.no>


We invite you to join us at SIGDIAL 2013. The SIGDIAL venue provides a regular forum for the presentation of cutting edge research in discourse and dialog to both academic and industry researchers. Continuing with a series of thirteen successful previous meetings, this conference spans the research interest areas of discourse and dialogue. The conference is sponsored by the SIGDIAL organization, which serves as the Special Interest Group on discourse and dialog for both ACL and ISCA.

Topics of Interest

The conference includes formal, corpus-based, implementation and analytical work on discourse and dialog including but not restricted to the following themes and topics:

- Discourse Processing and Dialog Systems

- Corpora, Tools and Methodology

- Pragmatic and/or Semantic Modeling

- Dimensions of Interaction

- Applications of Dialog and Discourse Processing Technology

For a detailed list, and this year's program, please see the SIGDIAL 2013 website, http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/conference14/.

Special Theme: Discourse and Dialogue in Social Media

Processing language in social media has attracted a noticeable amount of interest in recent years. Language in this new kind of media offers many opportunities and challenges, from the point of view of discourse and dialogue. To start with, an astounding amount of conversational data is created each day on Twitter and Facebook, but also on many blogs. Additionally, social media provides a window into a variety of human behaviors that rarely appear in the controlled data sets our community is accustomed to work with. We invite submissions on all aspects of discourse and dialogue processing of language as used in a variety of social media platforms, from Twitter and Facebook, to any type of blogs, micro-blogs, collaborative wikis, and multimedia sharing sites. Contributions highlight new insights into discourse and dialogue phenomena in this new genre, or describe new discourse and dialogue processing models emerging from it.


Dr Jerome R. Bellegarda, Apple Inc, USA

Prof Bonnie L. Webber, University of Edinburgh, UK


Conference: Thursday-Saturday, 22-24 August 2013 (Thu morning - Saturday mid-day)


General Co-Chairs

Maxine Eskenazi, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Michael Strube, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Germany

Technical Program Co-Chairs

Barbara Di Eugenio, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Jason D. Williams, Microsoft Research, USA

Mentoring Chair

Kallirroi Georgila, University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies

Local Chair

Olivier Pietquin, Supelec, France

Sponsorship Chair

Amanda Stent, AT&T Labs - Research, USA


Hua Ai Jan Alexandersson Ron Artstein Srinivas Bangalore Timo Baumann Luciana Benotti Nate Blaylock Dan Bohus Johan Boye Kristy Boyer Harry Bunt Sandra Carberry Giuseppe Carenini Christophe Cerisara Joyce Chai Jennifer Chu-Carroll Mark Core Paul Crook Heriberto Cuayahuitl David DeVault Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio Myroslava Dzikovska Raquel Fernandez Rovira Katherine Forbes-Riley Claire Gardent Kallirroi Georgila Gary Geunbae Lee Jonathan Ginzburg Agustin Gravano Nancy Green Alexander Gruenstein Curry Guinn Joakim Gustafson Peter Heeman Michael Johnston Kristiina Jokinen Arne Jonsson Pamela Jordan Tatsuya Kawahara Simon Keizer Alistair Knott Kazunori Komatani Stefan Kopp Ian Lane Alex Lascarides Sungjin Lee Oliver Lemon Anton Leuski Diane Litman Ramon Lopez-Cozar Wolfgang Minker Teruhisa Misu Sebastian Moller Mikio Nakano Ani Nenkova Vincent Ng Tim Paek Olivier Pietquin Andrei Popescu-Belis Matthew Purver Antoine Raux Norbert Reithinger Hannes Rieser Carolyn Rose David Schlangen Elizabeth Shriberg Candace Sidner Gabriel Skantze Amanda Stent Matthew Stone Svetlana Stoyanchev Kristina Striegnitz Tokunaga Takenobu Thora Tenbrink Joel Tetreault Blaise Thomson Gokhan Tur Renata Vieira Marilyn Walker Nigel Ward Kai Yu Ingrid Zukerman


Message: 2 Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2013 13:11:50 -0400 From: Scott Crossley <sacrossley at gmail.com> Subject: Re: [Corpora-List] Fwd: computing similarity between two

parse trees To: Masood Ghayoomi <Masood.Ghayoomi at fu-berlin.de> Cc: corpora at uib.no

The on-line tool Coh-Metrix 3.0 reports on syntactic similarity measures that compare similarities in POS tags and parses by sentence, paragraph, and text.

Scott On Aug 7, 2013, at 4:35 AM, Masood Ghayoomi wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am looking for a tool to compute the similarity between two parse trees such as the idea proposed by Collins and Duffy (2001) entitled "Convolution Kernels for Natural Language" or any other similar ideas.
> I appreciate it if you inform me about the availability of such a tool.
> Best regards,
> Masood Ghayoomi.
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Scott Crossley, Ph.D. Department of Applied Linguistics/ESL Georgia State University http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/scottcrossleybio.html

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