SIGdial 2013

14th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue

SIGdial 2013

The 14th annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue was held on Aug 22-24, 2013 in Metz, France. The SIGDIAL venue provides a regular forum for the presentation of cutting edge research in discourse and dialogue to both academic and industry researchers. Continuing with a series of thirteen successful previous meetings, this conference spans the research interest areas of discourse and dialogue. The conference is sponsored by the SIGDIAL organization, which serves as the Special Interest Group in discourse and dialogue for both ACL and ISCA.

Opening, Closing


Discourse, semantics, and generation


Expressivity and comparison of models of discourse structure

Antoine Venant, Nicholas Asher, Philippe Muller, Pascal Denis, Stergos Afantenos


Unsupervised structured semantic inference for spoken dialog reservation tasks

Alejandra Lorenzo, Lina Rojas-Barahona, Christophe Cerisara


Verbal indicators of psychological distress in interactive dialogue with a virtual human

David DeVault, Kallirroi Georgila, Ron Artstein, Fabrizio Morbini, David Traum, Stefan Scherer, Albert Rizzo, Louis-Philippe Morency


Training an integrated sentence planner on user dialogue

Brian McMahan, Matthew Stone

Dialog and Discourse in social media, interpersonal relationships


Automatic Prediction of Friendship via Multi-model Dyadic Features

Zhou Yu, David Gerritsen, Amy Ogan, Alan Black, Justine Cassell


Stance Classification in Online Debates by Recognizing Users' Intentions

Sarvesh Ranade, Rajeev Sangal, Radhika Mamidi

Situated and multi-modal dialog

Dialog system control and evaluation


POMDP-based dialogue manager adaptation to extended domains

Milica Gasic, Catherine Breslin, Matthew Henderson, Dongho Kim, Martin Szummer, Blaise Thomson, Pirros Tsiakoulis, Steve Young


Training and evaluation of an MDP model for social multi-user human-robot interaction

Simon Keizer, Mary Ellen Foster, Oliver Lemon, Andre Gaschler, Manuel Giuliani


Evaluation of Speech Dialog Strategies for Internet Applications in the Car

Hansjörg Hofmann, Ute Ehrlich, André Berton, Angela Mahr, Rafael Math, Christian Müller

Models of dialog and spoken discourse

Speech processing technology in dialog


A Data-driven Model for Timing Feedback in a Map Task Dialogue System

Raveesh Meena, Gabriel Skantze, Joakim Gustafson


Continuously Predicting and Processing Barge-in During a Live Spoken Dialogue Task

Ethan Selfridge, Iker Arizmendi, Peter Heeman, Jason Williams


Which ASR should I choose for my dialogue system?

Fabrizio Morbini, Kartik Audhkhasi, Kenji Sagae, Ron Artstein, Dogan Can, Panayiotis Georgiou, Shri Narayanan, Anton Leuski, David Traum

Dialog state tracking

Dialog state tracking challenge 2

The REAL dialog challenge