The 18th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue


 Automatic Mapping of French Discourse Connectives to PDTB Discourse Relations
Majid Laali and Leila Kosseim
 Towards Full Text Shallow Discourse Relation Annotation: Experiments with Cross-Paragraph Implicit Relations in the PDTB
Rashmi Prasad, Katherine Forbes-Riley and Alan Lee
 User-initiated Sub-dialogues in State-of-the-art Dialogue Systems
Staffan Larsson
 A Multimodal Dialogue System for Medical Decision Support inside Virtual Reality
Alexander Prange, Margarita Chikobava, Peter Poller, Michael Barz and Daniel Sonntag
 Generative Encoder-Decoder Models for Task-Oriented Spoken Dialog Systems with Chatting Capability
Tiancheng Zhao, Allen Lu, Kyusong Lee and Maxine Eskenazi
 Key-Value Retrieval Networks for Task-Oriented Dialogue
Mihail Eric and Christopher D. Manning
 Lexical Acquisition through Implicit Confirmations over Multiple Dialogues
Kohei Ono, Ryu Takeda, Eric Nichols, Mikio Nakano and Kazunori Komatani
 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
 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
 Automatic Measures to Characterise Verbal Alignment in Human-Agent Interaction
Guillaume Dubuisson Duplessis, Chloé Clavel and Frédéric Landragin
 Demonstration of interactive teaching for end-to-end dialog control with hybrid code networks
Jason D Williams and Lars Liden
 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
 MACA: A Modular Architecture for Conversational Agents
Hoai Phuoc Truong, Prasanna Parthasarathi and Joelle Pineau
 Sequential Dialogue Context Modeling for Spoken Language Understanding
Ankur Bapna, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tur and Larry Heck
 Redundancy Localization for the Conversationalization of Unstructured Responses
Sebastian Krause, Mikhail Kozhevnikov, Eric Malmi and Daniele Pighin
 Attentive listening system with backchanneling, response generation and flexible turn-taking
Divesh Lala, Pierrick Milhorat, Koji Inoue, Masanari Ishida, Katsuya Takanashi and Tatsuya Kawahara
 Natural Language Input for In-Car Spoken Dialog Systems: How Natural is Natural?
Patricia Braunger and Wolfgang Maier
 Sample-efficient Actor-Critic Reinforcement Learning with Supervised Data for Dialogue Management
Pei-Hao Su, Paweł Budzianowski, Stefan Ultes, Milica Gasic and Steve Young
 A surprisingly effective out-of-the-box char2char model on the E2E NLG Challenge dataset
Shubham Agarwal and Marc Dymetman
 Interaction Quality Estimation Using Long Short-Term Memories
Niklas Rach, Wolfgang Minker and Stefan Ultes
 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
 Evaluating Natural Language Understanding Services for Conversational Question Answering Systems
Daniel Braun, Adrian Hernandez-Mendez, Florian Matthes and Manfred Langen
 The Role of Conversation Context for Sarcasm Detection in Online Interactions
Debanjan Ghosh, Alexander Richard Fabbri and Smaranda Muresan
 VOILA: An Optimised Dialogue System for Interactively Learning Visually-Grounded Word Meanings (Demonstration System)
Yanchao Yu, Arash Eshghi and Oliver Lemon
 The E2E Dataset: New Challenges For End-to-End Generation
Jekaterina Novikova, Ondřej Dušek and Verena Rieser
 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
 Towards a General, Continuous Model of Turn-taking in Spoken Dialogue using LSTM Recurrent Neural Networks
Gabriel Skantze
 Neural-based Natural Language Generation in Dialogue using RNN Encoder-Decoder with Semantic Aggregation
Van-Khanh Tran and Le-Minh Nguyen
 Beyond On-hold Messages: Conversational Time-buying in Task-oriented Dialogue
Soledad López Gambino, Sina Zarrieß and David Schlangen
 Neural-based Context Representation Learning for Dialog Act Classification
Daniel Ortega and Ngoc Thang Vu
 Predicting Success in Goal-Driven Human-Human Dialogues
Michael Noseworthy, Jackie Chi Kit Cheung and Joelle Pineau
 Generating and Evaluating Summaries for Partial Email Threads: Conversational Bayesian Surprise and Silver Standards
Jordon Johnson, Vaden Masrani, Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond Ng
 Enabling robust and fluid spoken dialogue with cognitively impaired users
Ramin Yaghoubzadeh and Stefan Kopp
 Adversarial evaluation for open-domain dialogue generation
Elia Bruni and Raquel Fernandez
 Exploring Joint Neural Model for Sentence Level Discourse Parsing and Sentiment Analysis
Bita Nejat, Giuseppe Carenini and Raymond Ng
 Predicting Causes of Reformulation in Intelligent Assistants
Shumpei Sano, Nobuhiro Kaji and Manabu Sassano
 Are you serious?: Rhetorical Questions and Sarcasm in Social Media Dialog
Shereen Oraby, Vrindavan Harrison, Amita Misra, Ellen Riloff and Marilyn Walker
 Finding Structure in Figurative Language: Metaphor Detection with Topic-based Frames
Hyeju Jang, Keith Maki, Eduard Hovy and Carolyn Rose
 Using Reinforcement Learning to Model Incrementality in a Fast-Paced Dialogue Game
Ramesh Manuvinakurike, David DeVault and Kallirroi Georgila
 Inferring Narrative Causality between Event Pairs in Films
Zhichao Hu and Marilyn Walker
 Lessons in Dialogue System Deployment
Anton Leuski and Ron Artstein
 Information Navigation System with Discovering User Interests
Koichiro Yoshino, Yu Suzuki and Satoshi Nakamura
 Modelling Protagonist Goals and Desires in First-Person Narrative
Elahe Rahimtoroghi, Jiaqi Wu, Ruimin Wang, Pranav Anand and Marilyn Walker
 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
 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
 Not All Dialogues are Created Equal: Instance Weighting for Neural Conversational Models
Pierre Lison and Serge Bibauw
 A data-driven model of explanations for a chatbot that helps to practice conversation in a foreign language
Sviatlana Höhn