Rhetorical Coding of Health Promotion Dialogues

  • Floriana Grasso
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2780)


Health promotion is a complex activity that requires both explanation and persuasion skills. This paper proposes a three-layered model of dialogue coding, based on a rhetorical argumentation model, and a behavioural model of change. The model was applied to the analysis of a corpus of 40 e-mail dialogue exchanges on healthy nutrition advice. Examples of analysis are given.


Annotation Scheme Computational Linguistics High Level Goal Pragmatic Argument Unhealthy Snack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Floriana Grasso
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LiverpoolUK

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