A Motif Approach for Identifying Pursuits of Power in Social Discourse

  title={A Motif Approach for Identifying Pursuits of Power in Social Discourse},
  author={David B. Bracewell and Marc T. Tomlinson},
  journal={2012 IEEE Sixth International Conference on Semantic Computing},
In this paper, we investigate whether the social goals of an individual's utterances can be recognized through analysis of a discourse's intentional structure. Specifically we focus on identifying individuals pursuing power within a group. Individuals pursue power in order to increase their control of the actions and goals of the group. Following work in discourse processing we decompose the problem into identifying the social intention of the discourse segments and the intentional structure of… CONTINUE READING
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