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Chrysanne Di Marco

photo David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Voice: (519) 888 4567 x34443
Fax: (519) 885 1208
Email: cdimarco AT



Research interests

Computational linguistics, computational rhetoric, computational argumentation,
serious games, games for health, games for behaviour change, narrative in games,
knowledge representation, ontologies, artificial intelligence

My research interests focus on the representation and use of knowledge about pragmatics in Natural Language Processing applications. "Pragmatics" refers to subtle aspects of language, including style, rhetoric, and argumentation, which yet can significantly influence reasoning and meaning of a text.

Areas of application include the automated analysis of argumentation structure in scientific writing and persuasiveness in social media and other texts. Another area of focus is the representation of knowledge about rhetoric and cognitive rhetoric in formal computational ontologies, using Semantic Web languages such as OWL.

I am also interested in the computational representation of natural language pragmatics in persuasive language technologies, particularly games for health and other serious games.


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