A version of this dataset is also available in ConvoKit format: readme, zip file of data
This corpus is distributed together with:
Echoes of power: Language effects and power differences in social interaction
Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Lillian Lee, Bo Pang, and Jon Kleinberg.
Proceedings of WWW, 2012.
This corpus builds upon and enriches the data initially used in:
COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE CONVERSATIONAL DYNAMICS OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. Timothy W. Hawes, M.A. Thesis, 2009
Elements of a computational model for multi-party discourse: The turn-taking behavior of Supreme Court justices. Timothy Hawes, Jimmy Lin, and Philip Resnik, JASIST 60(8), 2009. [original data]
Brief description (extracted and condensed from readme version v1.01)
This corpus contains a collection of conversations from the U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments (http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/) with metadata:
- 51,498 utterances making up 50,389 conversational exchanges
- from 204 cases involving 11 Justices and 311 other participants (lawyers or amici curiae)
- metadata includes:
- case outcome
- vote of the Justice
- section in which the conversation took place
- gender annotation
Case outcome and vote data were extracted from the the Spaeth Supreme Court database (http://scdb.wustl.edu/)
This material is based upon work supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant IIS-0910664. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed above are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.