Switchboard in NXT


This is intended to be a repository of publications resulting from research using the NXT version of Switchboard (we are not aiming to include all work using the Switchboard corpus). If we've missed any papers of yours you'd like included, please contact us.


Calhoun, S., Carletta, J., Brenier, J., Mayo, N., Jurafsky, D., Steedman, M. and Beaver, D. (2010). The NXT-format Switchboard Corpus: A Rich Resource for Investigating the Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics and Prosody of Dialogue. Language Resources and Evaluation 44(4), 387-419, doi:10.1007/s10579-010-9120-1.


Calhoun, S. (2008). Why do we accent words? The Processing of Focus and Prosodic Structure. Presented at Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody Conference, Cornell University, NY.
Reitter, D. (2008). Context Effects in Language Production: Models of Syntactic Priming in Dialogue Corpora, PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh.
Sridhar, V. K. R., A. Nenkova, S. Narayanan and D. Jurafsky (2008). Detecting prominence in conversational speech: pitch accent, givenness and focus.In Proceedings of Speech Prosody, Campinas, Brazil.


Bresnan, J., A. Cueni, T. Nikitina, and H. Baayen (2007).  Predicting the Dative Alternation.  In Cognitive Foundations of Interpretation, ed. by G. Boume, I. Kraemer, and J. Zwarts.  Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Science, pp. 69--94.
Bresnan, J. and T. Nikitina (2007). The Gradience of the Dative Alternation To appear in Reality Exploration and Discovery: Pattern Interaction in Language and Life, edited by Linda Uyechi and Lian Hee Wee. Stanford: CSLI Publications.
Calhoun, S. (2007). Predicting Focus through Prominence Structure. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2007, Antwerp, Belgium.
Calhoun, S. (2007). What Makes a Word Contrastive? Prosodic, Semantic and Pragmatic Perspectives. Presented to the panel on 'Prosody and Pragmatics in Spoken Language Corpora', 10th International Pragmatics Conference, Gothenburg.
A. Nenkova, J. Brenier, A. Kothari, S. Calhoun, L. Whitton, D. Beaver and D. Jurafsky (2007). To Memorize or to Predict: Prominence Labelling in Conversational Speech. In Proceedings of Human Language Technologies: NAACL, Rochester, NY.
A. Nenkova and D. Jurafsky (2007). Automatic Detection of Contrastive Elements in Spontaneous Speech. In
Proceedings of the IEEE workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU), Kyoto, Japan.


Brenier, J., A. Nenkova, A. Kothari, L. Whitton, D. Beaver, and D. Jurafsky (2006). The (non)utility of linguistic features for predicting prominence in spontaneous speech. In Proceedings of IEEE/ACL 2006 Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, Aruba.
Bresnan, J. (2006). Is syntactic knowledge probabilistic?  Experiments with the English dative alternation.   Invited paper to appear in the proceedings of the International Conference on Linguistic Evidence, Tuebingen, Linguistic Evidence: Empirical, Theoretical, and Computational PerspectivesRoots: Linguistics in search of its evidential base.. Series: Studies in Generative Grammar, edited by Sam Featherston and Wolfgang Sternefeld. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Bresnan, J. and J. Hay (2006). Gradient Grammar: An Effect of Animacy on the Syntax of give in Varieties of English. To appear in Lingua. Special Issue on Animacy.
Calhoun, S. (2006). Information Structure and the Prosodic Structure of English: a Probabilistic Relationship. PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh.
Nissim, M. (2006). Learning Information Status of Discourse Entities. In Proceedings of the 2006 Conference on Emprical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Sydney, Australia.
Reitter, D., J. Moore, and F. Keller (2006). Priming of Syntactic Rules in Task-Oriented Dialogue and Spontaneous Conversation. In Ron Sun, ed., Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 685-690. Vancouver.


Calhoun, S., M. Nissim, M. Steedman and J. Brenier (2005). A Framework for Annotating Information Structure in Discourse, in 'Frontiers in Corpus Annotation II: Pie in the Sky', ACL2005 Conference Workshop, Ann Arbor, MI.
Dubey, A., P. Sturt and F. Keller (2005). Parallelism in Coordination as an Instance of Syntactic Priming: Evidence from Corpus-based Modeling. In Proceedings of the HLT/EMNLP, 827-834. Vancouver.
Jaeger, T.F. (2005). Optional that indicates production difficulty: Evidence from disfluencies. Proceedings of DiSS’05, Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech Workshop, Aix-en-Provence, France, pp. 103-109.
Jaeger, T.F. and T. Wasow. (2005). Processing as a Source of Accessibility Effects on Variation. Proceedings of the 31st BLS.


Carletta, J., S. Dingare, M. Nissim, and T. Nikitina. (2004). Using the NITE XML Toolkit on the Switchboard Corpus to study syntactic choice: a case study. Fourth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
Nissim, M., S. Dingare, J. Carletta, and M. Steedman. (2004). An Annotation Scheme for Information Status in Dialogue. Fourth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
Zaenen, A., J. Carletta, G. Garretson, J. Bresnan, A. Koontz-Garboden, T. Nikitina, M. C. O'Connor and T. Wasow (2004). Animacy Encoding in English: Why and How. ACL 2004 Workshop on Discourse Annotation, B. Webber and D. Byron (eds.), pp. 118-125.