How do doctors and patients talk?

25 Oct

Norma Mendoza-Denton had a “special guest star” at her NWAV41 keynote: Ashley Hesson, who has been working on how doctors and patients talk (find Ashley’s website here, but I prefer this pic because it has a labcoat; here’s a link to joint work that was in Penn Working Papers).

Hesson used a Verilogue corpus, here’s a citation and a link:

  • Kozloff and Barnett (2007) have a corpus of medical consultations (doctors advising patients about diabetes, coronary artery disease, etc).

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