The 20th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2019) was held on September 11-13, 2019 at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
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: Policy and Knowledge
Improving Interaction Quality Estimation with BiLSTMs and the Impact on Dialogue Policy Learning
Oral Session 2: Implications of Deep Learning for Dialogue Modeling
Oral Session 3: Generation and End-to-end Dialogue Systems
Tree-Structured Semantic Encoder with Knowledge Sharing for Domain Adaptation in Natural Language Generation
Oral Session 4: Understanding and Dialogue State Tracking
Hierarchical Multi-Task Natural Language Understanding for Cross-domain Conversational AI: HERMIT NLU
Oral Session 5: Acoustics
Oral Session 6: Evaluation and Data
A Large-Scale User Study of an Alexa Prize Chatbot: Effect of TTS Dynamism on Perceived Quality of Social Dialog
Oral Session 7: Discourse
Which aspects of discourse relations are hard to learn? Primitive decomposition for discourse relation classification