SIGdial 2016

17th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue

SIGdial 2016

The 17th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2016) was held on September 13-15 in Los Angeles, 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 successful sixteen previous meetings, this conference spans the research interest area 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/conference17/


Keynotes


Oral Session 1: Dialogue state tracking & Spoken language understanding


Oral Session 2: Corpus creation

0:23:31

Creating and Characterizing a Diverse Corpus of Sarcasm in Dialogue

Shereen Oraby, Vrindavan Harrison, Lena Reed, Ernesto Hernandez, Ellen Riloff and Marilyn Walker

0:28:06

The SENSEI Annotated Corpus: Human Summaries of Reader Comment Conversations in On-line News

Emma Barker, Monica Lestari Paramita, Ahmet Aker, Emina Kurtic, Mark Hepple and Robert Gaizauskas


Oral Session 3: Discourse processing

0:26:20

Extracting PDTB Discourse Relations from Student Essays

Kate Forbes-Riley, Fan Zhang and Diane Litman

0:20:56

Empirical comparison of dependency conversions for RST discourse trees

Katsuhiko Hayashi, Tsutomu Hirao and Masaaki Nagata

0:22:09

The Role of Discourse Units in Near-Extractive Summarization

Junyi Jessy Li, Kapil Thadani and Amanda Stent



Oral session 4: Incremental processing

0:25:18

Real-Time Understanding of Complex Discriminative Scene Descriptions

Ramesh Manuvinakurike, Casey Kennington, David DeVault and David Schlangen

0:24:01

Toward incremental dialogue act segmentation in fast-paced interactive dialogue systems

Ramesh Manuvinakurike, Maike Paetzel, Cheng Qu, David Schlangen and David DeVault



Oral Session 5: Semantics: Learning and Inference


Oral Session 6: Conversational phenomena and strategies

0:28:07

When do we laugh?

Ye Tian, Chiara Mazzocconi and Jonathan Ginzburg

0:26:05

Small Talk Improves User Impressions of Interview Dialogue Systems

Takahiro Kobori, Mikio Nakano and Tomoaki Nakamura



Oral Session 7: Non-task-oriented dialogue systems

0:24:49

Neural Utterance Ranking Model for Conversational Dialogue Systems

Michimasa Inaba and Kenichi Takahashi

0:27:13

Strategy and Policy Learning for Non-Task-Oriented Conversational Systems

Zhou Yu, Ziyu Xu, Alan W Black and Alexander Rudnicky


Special Session

1:26:29

The Future Directions of Dialogue-Based Intelligent Personal Assistants

Yoichi Matsuyama, Alexandros Papangelis