6th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

Lisbon, Portugal
September 2-3, 2005

Meeting Structure Annotation: Data and Tools

Alexander Gruenstein (1), John Niekrasz (2), Matthew Purver (2)

(1) Spoken Language Systems, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Cambridge, MA, USA
(2)Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

We present a set of annotations of hierarchical topic segmentations and action item subdialogues collected over 65 meetings from the ICSI and ISL meeting corpora, designed to support automatic meeting understanding and analysis. We describe an architecture for representing, annotating, and analyzing multi-party discourse, including: an ontology of multimodal discourse, a programming interface for that ontology, and an audiovisual toolkit which facilitates browsing and annotating discourse, as well as visualizing and adjusting features for machine learning tasks.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Gruenstein, Alexander / Niekrasz, John / Purver, Matthew (2005): "Meeting structure annotation: data and tools", In SIGdial6-2005, 117-127.