SIGdial 2014

15th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue

SIGdial 2014

The 15th annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue was held on June 18-20, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 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 fourteen 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.

Welcome and conference overview


Oral Session 1: Situated Spoken Dialog Systems in Motion


Crowdsourcing Street-level Geographic Information Using a Spoken Dialogue System

Raveesh Meena, Johan Boye, Gabriel Skantze and Joakim Gustafson


Out-of-Domain Spoken Dialogs in the Car: A WoZ Study

Sven Reichel, Jasmin Sohn, Ute Ehrlich, André Berton and Michael Weber


Situated Language Understanding at 25 Miles per Hour

Teruhisa Misu, Antoine Raux, Rakesh Gupta and Ian Lane

Oral Session 2: Adaptive Dialog Systems

Oral Session 3: Dialog Act Modelling


Dialogue Act Modeling for Non-Visual Web Access

Vikas Ashok, Yevgen Borodin, Svetlana Stoyanchev and IV Ramakrishnan

Oral Session 4: Discourse


The Role of Polarity in Inferring Acceptance and Rejection in Dialogue

Julian Schlöder and Raquel Fernandez


Identifying Narrative Clause Types in Personal Stories

Reid Swanson, Elahe Rahimtoroghi, Thomas Corcoran and Marilyn Walker


Crowdsourcing Language Generation Templates for Dialog Systems

Margaret Mitchell, Dan Bohus and Ece Kamar


Generating Effective Referring Expressions Using Charts

Nikolaos Engonopoulos and Alexander Koller

DSTC Special Session