Proceedings of the 18th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue

General Co-Chairs
Kristiina Jokinen
Manfred Stede

Program Co-Chairs
Annie Louis
David DeVault

Mentoring Chair
Pierre Lison

Local Chairs
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova
Volha Petukhova

Sponsorships Chair
Ethan Selfridge

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pdf bib Front matter pages
pdf bib Automatic Mapping of French Discourse Connectives to PDTB Discourse Relations
Majid Laali and Leila Kosseim
pp. 1–6
pdf bib Towards Full Text Shallow Discourse Relation Annotation: Experiments with Cross-Paragraph Implicit Relations in the PDTB
Rashmi Prasad, Katherine Forbes-Riley and Alan Lee
pp. 7–16
pdf bib User-initiated Sub-dialogues in State-of-the-art Dialogue Systems
Staffan Larsson
pp. 17–22
pdf bib A Multimodal Dialogue System for Medical Decision Support inside Virtual Reality
Alexander Prange, Margarita Chikobava, Peter Poller, Michael Barz and Daniel Sonntag
pp. 23–26
pdf bib Generative Encoder-Decoder Models for Task-Oriented Spoken Dialog Systems with Chatting Capability
Tiancheng Zhao, Allen Lu, Kyusong Lee and Maxine Eskenazi
pp. 27–36
pdf bib Key-Value Retrieval Networks for Task-Oriented Dialogue
Mihail Eric and Christopher D. Manning
pp. 37–49
pdf bib Lexical Acquisition through Implicit Confirmations over Multiple Dialogues
Kohei Ono, Ryu Takeda, Eric Nichols, Mikio Nakano and Kazunori Komatani
pp. 50–59
pdf bib Utterance Intent Classification of a Spoken Dialogue System with Efficiently Untied Recursive Autoencoders
Tsuneo Kato, Atsushi Nagai, Naoki Noda, Ryosuke Sumitomo, Jianming Wu and Seiichi Yamamoto
pp. 60–64
pdf bib Reward-Balancing for Statistical Spoken Dialogue Systems using Multi-objective Reinforcement Learning
Stefan Ultes, Paweł Budzianowski, Iñigo Casanueva, Nikola Mrkšić, Lina M. Rojas Barahona, Pei-Hao Su, Tsung-Hsien Wen, Milica Gasic and Steve Young
pp. 65–70
pdf bib Automatic Measures to Characterise Verbal Alignment in Human-Agent Interaction
Guillaume Dubuisson Duplessis, Chloé Clavel and Frédéric Landragin
pp. 71–81
pdf bib Demonstration of interactive teaching for end-to-end dialog control with hybrid code networks
Jason D Williams and Lars Liden
pp. 82–85
pdf bib Sub-domain Modelling for Dialogue Management with Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning
Paweł Budzianowski, Stefan Ultes, Pei-Hao Su, Nikola Mrkšić, Tsung-Hsien Wen, Iñigo Casanueva, Lina M. Rojas Barahona and Milica Gasic
pp. 86–92
pdf bib MACA: A Modular Architecture for Conversational Agents
Hoai Phuoc Truong, Prasanna Parthasarathi and Joelle Pineau
pp. 93–102
pdf bib Sequential Dialogue Context Modeling for Spoken Language Understanding
Ankur Bapna, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tur and Larry Heck
pp. 103–114
pdf bib Redundancy Localization for the Conversationalization of Unstructured Responses
Sebastian Krause, Mikhail Kozhevnikov, Eric Malmi and Daniele Pighin
pp. 115–126
pdf bib Attentive listening system with backchanneling, response generation and flexible turn-taking
Divesh Lala, Pierrick Milhorat, Koji Inoue, Masanari Ishida, Katsuya Takanashi and Tatsuya Kawahara
pp. 127–136
pdf bib Natural Language Input for In-Car Spoken Dialog Systems: How Natural is Natural?
Patricia Braunger and Wolfgang Maier
pp. 137–146
pdf bib Sample-efficient Actor-Critic Reinforcement Learning with Supervised Data for Dialogue Management
Pei-Hao Su, Paweł Budzianowski, Stefan Ultes, Milica Gasic and Steve Young
pp. 147–157
pdf bib A surprisingly effective out-of-the-box char2char model on the E2E NLG Challenge dataset
Shubham Agarwal and Marc Dymetman
pp. 158–163
pdf bib Interaction Quality Estimation Using Long Short-Term Memories
Niklas Rach, Wolfgang Minker and Stefan Ultes
pp. 164–169
pdf bib DialPort, Gone Live: An Update After A Year of Development
Kyusong Lee, Tiancheng Zhao, Yulun Du, Edward Cai, Allen Lu, Eli Pincus, David Traum, Stefan Ultes, Lina M. Rojas Barahona, Milica Gasic, Steve Young and Maxine Eskenazi
pp. 170–173
pdf bib Evaluating Natural Language Understanding Services for Conversational Question Answering Systems
Daniel Braun, Adrian Hernandez-Mendez, Florian Matthes and Manfred Langen
pp. 174–185
pdf bib The Role of Conversation Context for Sarcasm Detection in Online Interactions
Debanjan Ghosh, Alexander Richard Fabbri and Smaranda Muresan
pp. 186–196
pdf bib VOILA: An Optimised Dialogue System for Interactively Learning Visually-Grounded Word Meanings (Demonstration System)
Yanchao Yu, Arash Eshghi and Oliver Lemon
pp. 197–200
pdf bib The E2E Dataset: New Challenges For End-to-End Generation
Jekaterina Novikova, Ondřej Dušek and Verena Rieser
pp. 201–206
pdf bib Frames: a corpus for adding memory to goal-oriented dialogue systems
Layla El Asri, Hannes Schulz, Shikhar Sharma, Jeremie Zumer, Justin Harris, Emery Fine, Rahul Mehrotra and Kaheer Suleman
pp. 207–219
pdf bib Towards a General, Continuous Model of Turn-taking in Spoken Dialogue using LSTM Recurrent Neural Networks
Gabriel Skantze
pp. 220–230
pdf bib Neural-based Natural Language Generation in Dialogue using RNN Encoder-Decoder with Semantic Aggregation
Van-Khanh Tran and Le-Minh Nguyen
pp. 231–240
pdf bib Beyond On-hold Messages: Conversational Time-buying in Task-oriented Dialogue
Soledad López Gambino, Sina Zarrieß and David Schlangen
pp. 241–246
pdf bib Neural-based Context Representation Learning for Dialog Act Classification
Daniel Ortega and Ngoc Thang Vu
pp. 247–252
pdf bib Predicting Success in Goal-Driven Human-Human Dialogues
Michael Noseworthy, Jackie Chi Kit Cheung and Joelle Pineau
pp. 253–262
pdf bib Generating and Evaluating Summaries for Partial Email Threads: Conversational Bayesian Surprise and Silver Standards
Jordon Johnson, Vaden Masrani, Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond Ng
pp. 263–272
pdf bib Enabling robust and fluid spoken dialogue with cognitively impaired users
Ramin Yaghoubzadeh and Stefan Kopp
pp. 273–283
pdf bib Adversarial evaluation for open-domain dialogue generation
Elia Bruni and Raquel Fernandez
pp. 284–288
pdf bib Exploring Joint Neural Model for Sentence Level Discourse Parsing and Sentiment Analysis
Bita Nejat, Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond Ng
pp. 289–298
pdf bib Predicting Causes of Reformulation in Intelligent Assistants
Shumpei Sano, Nobuhiro Kaji and Manabu Sassano
pp. 299–309
pdf bib Are you serious?: Rhetorical Questions and Sarcasm in Social Media Dialog
Shereen Oraby, Vrindavan Harrison, Amita Misra, Ellen Riloff and Marilyn Walker
pp. 310–319
pdf bib Finding Structure in Figurative Language: Metaphor Detection with Topic-based Frames
Hyeju Jang, Keith Maki, Eduard Hovy and Carolyn Rose
pp. 320–330
pdf bib Using Reinforcement Learning to Model Incrementality in a Fast-Paced Dialogue Game
Ramesh Manuvinakurike, David DeVault and Kallirroi Georgila
pp. 331–341
pdf bib Inferring Narrative Causality between Event Pairs in Films
Zhichao Hu and Marilyn Walker
pp. 342–351
pdf bib Lessons in Dialogue System Deployment
Anton Leuski and Ron Artstein
pp. 352–355
pdf bib Information Navigation System with Discovering User Interests
Koichiro Yoshino, Yu Suzuki and Satoshi Nakamura
pp. 356–359
pdf bib Modelling Protagonist Goals and Desires in First-Person Narrative
Elahe Rahimtoroghi, Jiaqi Wu, Ruimin Wang, Pranav Anand and Marilyn Walker
pp. 360–369
pdf bib SHIHbot: A Facebook chatbot for Sexual Health Information on HIV/AIDS
Jacqueline Brixey, Rens Hoegen, Wei Lan, Joshua Rusow, Karan Singla, Xusen Yin, Ron Artstein and Anton Leuski
pp. 370–373
pdf bib How Would You Say It? Eliciting Lexically Diverse Dialogue for Supervised Semantic Parsing
Abhilasha Ravichander, Thomas Manzini, Matthias Grabmair, Graham Neubig, Jonathan Francis and Eric Nyberg
pp. 374–383
pdf bib Not All Dialogues are Created Equal: Instance Weighting for Neural Conversational Models
Pierre Lison and Serge Bibauw
pp. 384–394
pdf bib A data-driven model of explanations for a chatbot that helps to practice conversation in a foreign language
Sviatlana Höhn
pp. 395–405

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