People talking, indicated by speech bubbles

Digital tools for analysing conversation

Duration
1 April 2023 until 1 April 2024
Project type
Research

Most methods in NLP and linguistics are geared towards dealing with text, not talk. Our research aims to change this by demonstrating the importance of linguistically diverse conversational data (audio+annotations). An important step towards this goal is the development of computational tools. In this project we work with the Netherlands eScience Center to create scientific computing tools that enable inclusive curation, rapid exploration and rich visualization of conversational data.

This project is closely related to the project Elementary particles of conversation.

Ways of visualzing patterns in conversational language
Left: New ways of visualizing conversational flow. Right: Clustering Dutch conversational words using methods from bioacoustics.

Funding

Netherlands eScience Center

Partners

Netherlands eScience Center

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