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Focuses on classic and current theories and research topics in the computational modeling of discourse and dialog, with applications to human-computer dialog interaction, dialog interaction in computer games and interactive story systems, and processing of human-human conversational and dialog-like language such as emails. Topics vary from year to year depending on the current research of the instructor(s) and the interests of the students. Students read theoretical and technical papers from journals and conference proceedings and present class lectures. A research project is required. Also offered as Linguistics 245 and Psychology 245 (students may not enroll and receive credit for both courses). Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit. M. Walker
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