Proceedings of the 19th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue

General Chair
Kazunori Komatani

Program Co-Chairs
Diane Litman
Kai Yu

Mentoring Chair
Alex Papangelis

Local Chair
Lawrence Cavedon

Sponsorships Chair
Mikio Nakano

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Front matter [pdf] [bib] pages
Zero-Shot Dialog Generation with Cross-Domain Latent Actions
Tiancheng Zhao and Maxine Eskenazi
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pp. 1‑10
Changing the Level of Directness in Dialogue using Dialogue Vector Models and Recurrent Neural Networks
Louisa Pragst and Stefan Ultes
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pp. 11‑19
Modeling Linguistic and Personality Adaptation for Natural Language Generation
Zhichao Hu, Jean Fox Tree and Marilyn Walker
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pp. 20‑31
Estimating User Interest from Open-Domain Dialogue
Michimasa Inaba and Kenichi Takahashi
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pp. 32‑40
Does Ability Affect Alignment in Second Language Tutorial Dialogue?
Arabella Sinclair, Adam Lopez, C. G. Lucas and Dragan Gasevic
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pp. 41‑50
Just Talking - Modelling Casual Conversation
Emer Gilmartin, Christian Saam, Carl Vogel, Nick Campbell and Vincent Wade
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pp. 51‑59
Neural User Simulation for Corpus-based Policy Optimisation of Spoken Dialogue Systems
Florian Kreyssig, Iñigo Casanueva, Paweł Budzianowski and Milica Gasic
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pp. 60‑69
Introduction method for argumentative dialogue using paired question-answering interchange about personality
Kazuki Sakai, Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Yuichiro Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Ishiguro and Junji Tomita
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pp. 70‑79
Automatic Token and Turn Level Language Identification for Code-Switched Text Dialog: An Analysis Across Language Pairs and Corpora
Vikram Ramanarayanan and Robert Pugh
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pp. 80‑88
A Situated Dialogue System for Learning Structural Concepts in Blocks World
Ian Perera, James Allen, Choh Man Teng and Lucian Galescu
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pp. 89‑98
Pardon the Interruption: Managing Turn-Taking through Overlap Resolution in Embodied Artificial Agents
Felix Gervits and Matthias Scheutz
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pp. 99‑109
Consequences and Factors of Stylistic Differences in Human-Robot Dialogue
Stephanie Lukin, Kimberly Pollard, Claire Bonial, Matthew Marge, Cassidy Henry, Ron Artstein, David Traum and Clare Voss
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pp. 110‑118
Turn-Taking Strategies for Human-Robot Peer-Learning Dialogue
Ranjini Das and Heather Pon-Barry
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pp. 119‑129
Predicting Perceived Age: Both Language Ability and Appearance are Important
Sarah Plane, Ariel Marvasti, Tyler Egan and Casey Kennington
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pp. 130‑139
Multimodal Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning Policy for Task-Oriented Visual Dialog
Jiaping Zhang, Tiancheng Zhao and Zhou Yu
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pp. 140‑150
Language-Guided Adaptive Perception for Efficient Grounded Communication with Robotic Manipulators in Cluttered Environments
Siddharth Patki and Thomas Howard
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pp. 151‑160
Unsupervised Counselor Dialogue Clustering for Positive Emotion Elicitation in Neural Dialogue System
Nurul Lubis, Sakriani Sakti, Koichiro Yoshino and Satoshi Nakamura
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pp. 161‑170
Discovering User Groups for Natural Language Generation
Nikos Engonopoulos, Christoph Teichmann and Alexander Koller
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pp. 171‑179
Controlling Personality-Based Stylistic Variation with Neural Natural Language Generators
Shereen Oraby, Lena Reed, Shubhangi Tandon, Sharath T.S., Stephanie Lukin and Marilyn Walker
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pp. 180‑190
A Context-aware Convolutional Natural Language Generation model for Dialogue Systems
Sourab Mangrulkar, Suhani Shrivastava, Veena Thenkanidiyoor and Dileep Aroor Dinesh
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pp. 191‑200
A Unified Neural Architecture for Joint Dialog Act Segmentation and Recognition in Spoken Dialog System
Tianyu Zhao and Tatsuya Kawahara
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pp. 201‑208
Cost-Sensitive Active Learning for Dialogue State Tracking
Kaige Xie, Cheng Chang, Liliang Ren, Lu Chen and Kai Yu
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pp. 209‑213
Discourse Coherence in the Wild: A Dataset, Evaluation and Methods
Alice Lai and Joel Tetreault
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pp. 214‑223
Neural Dialogue Context Online End-of-Turn Detection
Ryo Masumura, Tomohiro Tanaka, Atsushi Ando, Ryo Ishii, Ryuichiro Higashinaka and Yushi Aono
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pp. 224‑228
Spoken Dialogue for Information Navigation
Alexandros Papangelis, Panagiotis Papadakos, Yannis Stylianou and Yannis Tzitzikas
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pp. 229‑234
Improving User Impression in Spoken Dialog System with Gradual Speech Form Control
Yukiko Kageyama, Yuya Chiba, Takashi Nose and Akinori Ito
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pp. 235‑240
A Bilingual Interactive Human Avatar Dialogue System
Dana Abu Ali, Muaz Ahmad, Hayat Al Hassan, Paula Dozsa, Ming Hu, Jose Varias and Nizar Habash
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pp. 241‑244
DialCrowd: A toolkit for easy dialog system assessment
Kyusong Lee, Tiancheng Zhao, Alan W Black and Maxine Eskenazi
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pp. 245‑248
Leveraging Multimodal Dialog Technology for the Design of Automated and Interactive Student Agents for Teacher Training
David Pautler, Vikram Ramanarayanan, Kirby Cofino, Patrick Lange and David Suendermann-Oeft
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pp. 249‑252
An Empirical Study of Self-Disclosure in Spoken Dialogue Systems
Abhilasha Ravichander and Alan W Black
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pp. 253‑263
Role play-based question-answering by real users for building chatbots with consistent personalities
Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Masahiro Mizukami, Hidetoshi Kawabata, Emi Yamaguchi, Noritake Adachi and Junji Tomita
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pp. 264‑272
Addressing Objects and Their Relations: The Conversational Entity Dialogue Model
Stefan Ultes, Paweł Budzianowski, Iñigo Casanueva, Lina M. Rojas Barahona, Bo-Hsiang Tseng, Yen-chen Wu, Steve Young and Milica Gasic
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pp. 273‑283
Conversational Image Editing: Incremental Intent Identification in a New Dialogue Task
Ramesh Manuvinakurike, Trung Bui, Walter Chang and Kallirroi Georgila
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pp. 284‑295
Fine-Grained Discourse Structures in Continuation Semantics
Timothée Bernard
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pp. 296‑305
Automatic Extraction of Causal Relations from Text using Linguistically Informed Deep Neural Networks
Tirthankar Dasgupta, Rupsa Saha, Lipika Dey and Abir Naskar
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pp. 306‑316
Toward zero-shot Entity Recognition in Task-oriented Conversational Agents
Marco Guerini, Simone Magnolini, Vevake Balaraman and Bernardo Magnini
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pp. 317‑326
Identifying Explicit Discourse Connectives in German
Peter Bourgonje and Manfred Stede
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pp. 327‑331
Feudal Dialogue Management with Jointly Learned Feature Extractors
Iñigo Casanueva, Paweł Budzianowski, Stefan Ultes, Florian Kreyssig, Bo-Hsiang Tseng, Yen-chen Wu and Milica Gasic
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pp. 332‑337
Variational Cross-domain Natural Language Generation for Spoken Dialogue Systems
Bo-Hsiang Tseng, Florian Kreyssig, Paweł Budzianowski, Iñigo Casanueva, Yen-chen Wu, Stefan Ultes and Milica Gasic
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pp. 338‑343
Coherence Modeling Improves Implicit Discourse Relation Recognition
Noriki Nishida and Hideki Nakayama
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pp. 344‑349
Adversarial Learning of Task-Oriented Neural Dialog Models
Bing Liu and Ian Lane
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pp. 350‑359
Constructing a Lexicon of English Discourse Connectives
Debopam Das, Tatjana Scheffler, Peter Bourgonje and Manfred Stede
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pp. 360‑365
Maximizing SLU Performance with Minimal Training Data Using Hybrid RNN Plus Rule-based Approach
Takeshi Homma, Adriano S. Arantes, Maria Teresa Gonzalez Diaz and Masahito Togami
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pp. 366‑370
An Analysis of the Effect of Emotional Speech Synthesis on Non-Task-Oriented Dialogue System
Yuya Chiba, Takashi Nose, Taketo Kase, Mai Yamanaka and Akinori Ito
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pp. 371‑375
Multi-task Learning for Joint Language Understanding and Dialogue State Tracking
Abhinav Rastogi, Raghav Gupta and Dilek Hakkani-Tur
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pp. 376‑384
Weighting Model Based on Group Dynamics to Measure Convergence in Multi-party Dialogue
Zahra Rahimi and Diane Litman
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pp. 385‑390
Concept Transfer Learning for Adaptive Language Understanding
Su Zhu and Kai Yu
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pp. 391‑399
Cogent: A Generic Dialogue System Shell Based on a Collaborative Problem Solving Model
Lucian Galescu, Choh Man Teng, James Allen and Ian Perera
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pp. 400‑409
Identifying Domain Independent Update Intents in Task Based Dialogs
Prakhar Biyani, Cem Akkaya and Kostas Tsioutsiouliklis
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pp. 410‑419

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