The 19th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2018) was held on July 12-14 in Melbourne, Australia.
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 seventeen 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.
Oral Session 1: Generation 1
Changing the Level of Directness in Dialogue using Dialogue Vector Models and Recurrent Neural Networks
Special Session: Physically Situated Dialogue
Language-Guided Adaptive Perception for Efficient Grounded Communication with Robotic Manipulators in Cluttered Environments
Special Session: Late-breaking and work-in-progress talks
Oral Session 2: Generation 2
Unsupervised Counselor Dialogue Clustering for Positive Emotion Elicitation in Neural Dialogue System
Oral Session 3: Dialogue
Role play-based question-answering by real users for building chatbots with consistent personalities
Oral Session 4: Discourse
Automatic Extraction of Causal Relations from Text using Linguistically Informed Deep Neural Networks