SIGdial 2015

16th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue

SIGdial 2015

The 16th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2015) was held on September 2-4 in Prague, Czech Republic. 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 fifteen 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.

Website: http://www.sigdial.org/workshops/conference16/


Welcome and conference overview


Keynotes


Oral Session 1: Dialogue Management

0:26:18

Human-Machine Dialogue as a Stochastic Game

Merwan Barlier, Julien Perolat, Romain Laroche and Olivier Pietquin

0:26:53

Knowledge transfer between speakers for personalised dialogue management

Inigo Casanueva, Thomas Hain, Heidi Christensen, Ricard Marxer and Phil Green

0:21:46

Miscommunication Recovery in Physically Situated Dialogue

Matthew Marge and Alexander Rudnicky



Oral Session 2: Discourse Strategy

0:22:38

Reinforcement Learning in Multi-Party Trading Dialog

Takuya Hiraoka, Kallirroi Georgila, Elnaz Nouri, David Traum and Satoshi Nakamura

0:23:40

An Incremental Turn-Taking Model with Active System Barge-in for Spoken Dialog Systems

Tiancheng Zhao, Alan W Black and Maxine Eskenazi


Oral Session 3: Perspective and Point of View


Oral Session 4: New directions

0:26:21

Evaluating Spoken Dialogue Processing for Time-Offset Interaction

David Traum, Kallirroi Georgila, Ron Artstein and Anton Leuski

0:22:31

THE REAL CHALLENGE 2014: PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS

Maxine Eskenazi, Alan W Black, Sungjin Lee and David Traum

0:25:17

Argument Mining: Extracting Arguments from Online Dialogue

Reid Swanson, Brian Ecker and Marilyn Walker



Oral Session 5: Neural Network for dialogue processing

0:25:38

Stochastic Language Generation in Dialogue using Recurrent Neural Networks with Convolutional Sentence Reranking

Tsung-Hsien Wen, Milica Gasic, Dongho Kim, Nikola Mrksic, Pei-Hao Su, David Vandyke and Steve Young



Special session (MultiLing 2015) and Open Space

0:16:43

Multilingual Summarization with Polytope Model

Natalia Vanetik and Marina Litvak

0:16:18

Call Centre Conversation Summarization: A Pilot Task at Multiling 2015

Benoit Favre, Evgeny Stepanov, Jeremy Trione, Frederic Bechet and Giuseppe Riccardi

0:12:40

AllSummarizer system at MultiLing 2015: Multilingual single and multi-document summarization

Abdelkrime Aries, Djamel Eddine Zegour and Khaled Walid Hidouci


0:14:15

Comment-to-Article Linking in the Online News Domain

Ahmet Aker, Emina Kurtic, Mark Hepple, Rob Gaizauskas and Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio

0:14:27

ExB Text Summarizer

Stefan Thomas, Christian Beutenmuller, Xose de la Puente, Robert Remus and Stefan Bordag


0:16:40

ONFORUMS: A Shared Task on Online Forum Summarization

Josef Steinberger, Mijail Kabadjov, Udo Kruschwitz and Massimo Poesio



Closing ceremony