Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue


July 12

09:00–09:30Welcome session and Introduction
09:30–10:30Keynote 1
Mari Ostendorf
10:30–11:00Coffee Break
11:00–12:15Oral 1 - Generation1
 Zero-Shot Dialog Generation with Cross-Domain Latent Actions
Tiancheng Zhao and Maxine Eskenazi
 Changing the Level of Directness in Dialogue using Dialogue Vector Models and Recurrent Neural Networks
Louisa Pragst and Stefan Ultes
 Modeling Linguistic and Personality Adaptation for Natural Language Generation
Zhichao Hu, Jean Fox Tree and Marilyn Walker
13:30–14:30Poster 1
 Estimating User Interest from Open-Domain Dialogue
Michimasa Inaba and Kenichi Takahashi
 Does Ability Affect Alignment in Second Language Tutorial Dialogue?
Arabella Sinclair, Adam Lopez, C. G. Lucas and Dragan Gasevic
 Just Talking - Modelling Casual Conversation
Emer Gilmartin, Christian Saam, Carl Vogel, Nick Campbell and Vincent Wade
 Neural User Simulation for Corpus-based Policy Optimisation of Spoken Dialogue Systems
Florian Kreyssig, Iñigo Casanueva, Paweł Budzianowski and Milica Gasic
 Introduction method for argumentative dialogue using paired question-answering interchange about personality
Kazuki Sakai, Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Yuichiro Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Ishiguro and Junji Tomita
 Automatic Token and Turn Level Language Identification for Code-Switched Text Dialog: An Analysis Across Language Pairs and Corpora
Vikram Ramanarayanan and Robert Pugh
 A Situated Dialogue System for Learning Structural Concepts in Blocks World
Ian Perera, James Allen, Choh Man Teng and Lucian Galescu
 Pardon the Interruption: Managing Turn-Taking through Overlap Resolution in Embodied Artificial Agents
Felix Gervits and Matthias Scheutz
 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
 Turn-Taking Strategies for Human-Robot Peer-Learning Dialogue
Ranjini Das and Heather Pon-Barry
14:30–15:00Coffee Break
15:00–17:15Special Session - Physically Situated Dialogue
 Predicting Perceived Age: Both Language Ability and Appearance are Important
Sarah Plane, Ariel Marvasti, Tyler Egan and Casey Kennington
 Multimodal Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning Policy for Task-Oriented Visual Dialog
Jiaping Zhang, Tiancheng Zhao and Zhou Yu
 Language-Guided Adaptive Perception for Efficient Grounded Communication with Robotic Manipulators in Cluttered Environments
Siddharth Patki and Thomas Howard
17:15–18:00Sponsor Session

July 13

09:30–10:30Keynote 2
Manfred Stede
10:30–11:00Coffee Break
11:00–12:15Oral 2 - Generation 2
 Unsupervised Counselor Dialogue Clustering for Positive Emotion Elicitation in Neural Dialogue System
Nurul Lubis, Sakriani Sakti, Koichiro Yoshino and Satoshi Nakamura
 Discovering User Groups for Natural Language Generation
Nikos Engonopoulos, Christoph Teichmann and Alexander Koller
 Controlling Personality-Based Stylistic Variation with Neural Natural Language Generators
Shereen Oraby, Lena Reed, Shubhangi Tandon, Sharath T.S., Stephanie Lukin and Marilyn Walker
13:30–15:00Poster 2 and Interactive demos
 A Context-aware Convolutional Natural Language Generation model for Dialogue Systems
Sourab Mangrulkar, Suhani Shrivastava, Veena Thenkanidiyoor and Dileep Aroor Dinesh
 A Unified Neural Architecture for Joint Dialog Act Segmentation and Recognition in Spoken Dialog System
Tianyu Zhao and Tatsuya Kawahara
 Cost-Sensitive Active Learning for Dialogue State Tracking
Kaige Xie, Cheng Chang, Liliang Ren, Lu Chen and Kai Yu
 Discourse Coherence in the Wild: A Dataset, Evaluation and Methods
Alice Lai and Joel Tetreault
 Neural Dialogue Context Online End-of-Turn Detection
Ryo Masumura, Tomohiro Tanaka, Atsushi Ando, Ryo Ishii, Ryuichiro Higashinaka and Yushi Aono
 Spoken Dialogue for Information Navigation
Alexandros Papangelis, Panagiotis Papadakos, Yannis Stylianou and Yannis Tzitzikas
 Improving User Impression in Spoken Dialog System with Gradual Speech Form Control
Yukiko Kageyama, Yuya Chiba, Takashi Nose and Akinori Ito
 A Bilingual Interactive Human Avatar Dialogue System
Dana Abu Ali, Muaz Ahmad, Hayat Al Hassan, Paula Dozsa, Ming Hu, Jose Varias and Nizar Habash
 DialCrowd: A toolkit for easy dialog system assessment
Kyusong Lee, Tiancheng Zhao, Alan W Black and Maxine Eskenazi
 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
15:00–15:30Coffee Break
15:30–17:10Oral 3 - Dialogue
 An Empirical Study of Self-Disclosure in Spoken Dialogue Systems
Abhilasha Ravichander and Alan W Black
 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
 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
 Conversational Image Editing: Incremental Intent Identification in a New Dialogue Task
Ramesh Manuvinakurike, Trung Bui, Walter Chang and Kallirroi Georgila

July 14

09:30–10:30Keynote 3
Ingrid Zukerman
10:30–11:00Coffee Break
11:00–12:15Oral 4 - Discourse
 Fine-Grained Discourse Structures in Continuation Semantics
Timothée Bernard
 Automatic Extraction of Causal Relations from Text using Linguistically Informed Deep Neural Networks
Tirthankar Dasgupta, Rupsa Saha, Lipika Dey and Abir Naskar
 Toward zero-shot Entity Recognition in Task-oriented Conversational Agents
Marco Guerini, Simone Magnolini, Vevake Balaraman and Bernardo Magnini
13:30–14:30Poster 3
 Identifying Explicit Discourse Connectives in German
Peter Bourgonje and Manfred Stede
 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
 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
 Coherence Modeling Improves Implicit Discourse Relation Recognition
Noriki Nishida and Hideki Nakayama
 Adversarial Learning of Task-Oriented Neural Dialog Models
Bing Liu and Ian Lane
 Constructing a Lexicon of English Discourse Connectives
Debopam Das, Tatjana Scheffler, Peter Bourgonje and Manfred Stede
 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
 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
 Multi-task Learning for Joint Language Understanding and Dialogue State Tracking
Abhinav Rastogi, Raghav Gupta and Dilek Hakkani-Tur
 Weighting Model Based on Group Dynamics to Measure Convergence in Multi-party Dialogue
Zahra Rahimi and Diane Litman
14:30–15:00Coffee Break
15:00–16:15Oral 5 - State Tracking
 Concept Transfer Learning for Adaptive Language Understanding
Su Zhu and Kai Yu
 Cogent: A Generic Dialogue System Shell Based on a Collaborative Problem Solving Model
Lucian Galescu, Choh Man Teng, James Allen and Ian Perera
 Identifying Domain Independent Update Intents in Task Based Dialogs
Prakhar Biyani, Cem Akkaya and Kostas Tsioutsiouliklis
16:15–17:30Buisiness Meeting, Awards, Closing