CONVERSATIONAL BEHAVIOR

                                    Modeling Conversations and their Social Context

                                   

                                    Collaboration, Debating, Persuasion, Pragmatics, etc.

                                   

                                                    

KEY PUBLICATIONS            

                                    When Confidence and Competence Collide: Effects on Online Decision-Making Discussions

                                    Liye Fu, Lillian Lee, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2017.


                                    Conversational Markers of Constructive Discussions

                                    Vlad Niculae and Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of NAACL, 2016.


                                    Conversational flow in Oxford-style debates

                                    Justine Zhang, Ravi Kumar, Sujith Ravi, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of NAACL, 2016. Short paper.


                                    Winning arguments: Interaction dynamics and persuasion strategies in good-faith online discussions

                                    Chenhao Tan, Vlad Niculae, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Lillian Lee

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2016.


                                    Linguistic Harbingers of Betrayal:  A Case Study on an Online Strategy Game

                                    Vlad Niculae, Srijan Kumar, Jordan Boyd-Graber, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of ACL, 2015.

                                   

                                    A computational approach to politeness with application to social factors

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Moritz Sudhof, Dan Jurafsky, Jure Leskovec, Christopher Potts

                                    Proceedings of ACL, 2013.

                                    Nominated for the Best Paper Award


                                    Echoes of power:  Language effects and power differences in social interaction

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Lillian Lee, Bo Pang and Jon Kleinberg.

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2012.


                                    Mark my words!  Linguistic style accommodation in social media.

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Michael Gamon and Susan Dumais.

                                    Proceedings of WWW, 2011.



RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS

                                    Characterizing and Curating Conversation Threads: Expansion, Focus, Volume, Re-entry

                                    Lars Backstrom, Jon Kleinberg, Lillian Lee, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of WSDM, 2013.


                                    Chameleons in Imagined Conversations:

                                    A new Approach to Understanding Coordination of Linguistic Style in Dialogs.

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Lillian Lee.

                                    Proceedings of the ACL Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, 2011.


                                    How to Ask for a Favor: A Case Study on the Success of Altruistic Requests

                                    Tim Althoff, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Dan Jurafsky

                                    Proceedings of ICWSM, 2014.

                               

                                    Message impartiality in social media discussions

                                    Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Krishna Gummadi, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of ICWSM, 2016.


                                    Tie-breaker: Using language models to quantify gender bias in sports journalism

                                    Liye Fu, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Lillian Lee

                                    Proceedings of the IJCAI workshop on NLP meets Journalism, 2016.

                                    Best Paper Award


                                    People on Drugs: Credibility of User Statements in Health Communities

                                    Subhabrata Mukherjee, Gerhard Weikum, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Proceedings of KDD, 2014.                          


                                    You had me at hello:  How phrasing affects memorability

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Justin Cheng, Jon Kleinberg and Lillian Lee.

                                    Proceedings of ACL, 2012.

                                   

                                    A computational approach to linguistic coordination    

                                    Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

                                    Ph.D. Thesis, Cornell University, 2012.



RELEVANT CODE

                                    Code for measuring linguistic coordination in conversations


                                    Code for extracting simple linguistic features from conversations


                                    Stanford Politeness API


                                    Politeness Web App



RELEVANT DATA

                                    Intelligence Squared Debate Dataset


                                    Dataset of tennis post-game interviews


                                    Cornell ChangeMyView dataset

                                                                       

                                    Pizza Request Dataset


                                    Stanford Politeness Corpus


                                    Wikipedia Talk Page Conversations Corpus


                                    Supreme Court Dialogs Corpus


                                    Cornell Movie--Quotes Corpus


                                    Cornell Movie--Dialogs Corpus

                                      


MEDIA COVERAGE     

                                    Our work on winning arguments was features on the You Are Not So Smart podcast


                                    Our work on winning arguments was covered by Washington Post, New York Magazine and others                               


                                    Our tie-breaker paper was covered by Pacific Standard Magazine                             


                                    Our work on betrayal was featured in the The Wall Street Journal   


                                    Our work on betrayal was covered by Science News, CNN, New York Magazine and others                               


                                    Our conversation threads paper was mentioned in The New York Times

                                   

                                    Our How to Ask for a Favor paper was featured in Huffington Post and other media outlets


                                    Our memorability paper was featured in The New York Times


                                    Our memorability paper was featured in New Scientist, NPR and other media outlets


                                    Our Echoes of Power paper was featured in MIT’s Technology Review blog

                                   

                                    Our work on linguistic coordination in movie dialogs was featured on Nature.com