Proseminar: Computational Pragmatics (Winter 2020/2021)

Time & Location: Mo 12:15 – 13:45 in C7.3 Seminarraum 1.12
Teacher: Dr Volha Petukhova



Suitable for: Bachelor CoLi, CS

Seminar meetings will take place once a week. After two weeks independent work each student will give a presentation on a selected topic (30 minutes + 10 minutes questions) followed by a practical hands-on exercise. At the end of the course, each student has to prepare a short report (about 10 pages) and hand it for grading.

Grading: 40% based on the talk, 20% based on discussion participation and assignments; 40% based on the report


1.Situating Computational Pragmatics (Introduction 25.10.2021)

Introduction slides

Basic reading:

2. Dialogue Interaction and Conversational Analysis (08.11.2021)

Exercises: PDF

3. Activity-Based Approach to Pragmatics (15.11., 22.11.2021)

4. Dialogue Acts and Context (29.11.2021)

Annotation exercise: Excel

5. Feedback and Grounding (06.12.2021)

Exercises: PDF

6.Computational Dialogue Models ( 13.12., 20.12.2021; 03.01.2022)

Overview presentation: PDF

Exercises: Part 1
Exercises: Part 2

7. Standards and Resources for Data-Driven Dialogue Modelling (10.01.2022)

Presentation: PDF

8. Machine Learning in Dialogue Modelling: Dialogue Act Recognition (10.01., 17.01. 2022)

Introduction to DA recognition (presentation): PDF

Exercises: dataset to experiment with Weka: ZIP

9. Machine Learning in Dialogue Modelling: Statistical and Neural Models (24.01.2022)

10. Authoring tools and development environments (31.01., 07.02., 14.02.2022)

Term paper guidelines: PDF

LaTeX template for term papers (zip)
11-point checklist for term papers (pdf)

For any questions, please send an email to:
Use subject tag: [CP_21/22]