Main Program

SIGDIAL 2021 Accepted papers list

  1. A BRIEF STUDY ON THE EFFECTS OF TRAINING GENERATIVE DIALOGUE MODELS WITH A SEMANTIC LOSS
    Prasanna Parthasarathi, Mohamed Abdelsalam, Sarath Chandar and Joelle Pineau
  2. A CLOUD-BASED USER-CENTERED TIME-OFFSET INTERACTION APPLICATION
    Alberto Chierici, Tyeece Hensley, Wahib Kamran, Kertu Koss, Armaan Agrawal, Erin Meekhof, Goffredo Puccetti and Nizar Habash
  3. A MULTI-PARTY ATTENTIVE LISTENING ROBOT WHICH STIMULATES INVOLVEMENT FROM SIDE PARTICIPANTS
    Koji Inoue, Hiromi Sakamoto, Kenta Yamamoto, Divesh Lala and Tatsuya Kawahara
  4. A PRACTICAL 2-STEP APPROACH TO ASSIST ENTERPRISE QUESTION-ANSWERING LIVE CHAT
    Ling-Yen Liao and Tarec Fares
  5. A SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE METHOD FOR SENTENCE ORDERING
    Aili Shen and Timothy Baldwin
  6. A TASK-ORIENTED DIALOGUE ARCHITECTURE VIA TRANSFORMER NEURAL LANGUAGE MODELS AND SYMBOLIC INJECTION
    Oscar J Romero, Antian Wang, John Zimmerman, Aaron Steinfeld and Anthony Tomasic
  7. AN ANALYSIS OF STATE-OF-THE-ART MODELS FOR SITUATED INTERACTIVE MULTIMODAL CONVERSATIONS (SIMMC)
    Satwik Kottur, Paul Crook, Seungwhan Moon, Ahmad Beirami, Eunjoon Cho, Rajen Subba and Alborz Geramifard
  8. ANNOTATION INCONSISTENCY AND ENTITY BIAS IN MULTIWOZ
    Kun Qian, Ahmad Beirami, Zhouhan Lin, Ankita De, Alborz Geramifard, Zhou Yu and Chinnadhurai Sankar
  9. ARTA: COLLECTION AND CLASSIFICATION OF AMBIGUOUS REQUESTS AND THOUGHTFUL ACTIONS
    Shohei Tanaka, Koichiro Yoshino, Katsuhito Sudoh and Satoshi Nakamura
  10. ASSESSING POLITICAL PRUDENCE OF OPEN-DOMAIN CHATBOTS
    Yejin Bang, Nayeon Lee, Etsuko Ishii, Andrea Madotto and Pascale Fung
  11. BLENDING TASK SUCCESS AND USER SATISFACTION: ANALYSIS OF LEARNED DIALOGUE BEHAVIOUR WITH MULTIPLE REWARDS
    Stefan Ultes and Wolfgang Maier
  12. CIDER: COMMONSENSE INFERENCE FOR DIALOGUE EXPLANATION AND REASONING
    Deepanway Ghosal, Pengfei Hong, Siqi Shen, Navonil Majumder, Rada Mihalcea and Soujanya Poria
  13. COMMONSENSE-FOCUSED DIALOGUES FOR RESPONSE GENERATION: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY
    Pei Zhou, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Behnam Hedayatnia, Seokhwan Kim, Jay Pujara, Xiang Ren, Yang Liu and Dilek Hakkani-Tur
  14. CONTRASTIVE RESPONSE PAIRS FOR AUTOMATIC EVALUATION OF NON-TASK-ORIENTED NEURAL CONVERSATIONAL MODELS
    Koshiro Okano, Yu Suzuki, Masaya Kawamura, Tsuneo Kato, Akihiro Tamura and Jianming Wu
  15. COREFERENCE-AWARE DIALOGUE SUMMARIZATION
    Zhengyuan Liu, Ke Shi and Nancy Chen
  16. DIALOGSTITCH: SYNTHETIC DEEPER AND MULTI-CONTEXT TASK-ORIENTED DIALOGS
    Satwik Kottur, Chinnadhurai Sankar, Zhou Yu and Alborz Geramifard
  17. DIALOGUE STATE TRACKING WITH MULTI-LEVEL FUSION OF PREDICTED DIALOGUE STATES AND CONVERSATIONS
    Jingyao Zhou, Haipang Wu, Zehao Lin, Guodun Li and Yin Zhang
  18. DIVERSITY AS A BY-PRODUCT: GOAL-ORIENTED LANGUAGE GENERATION LEADS TO LINGUISTIC VARIATION
    Simeon Schüz, Ting Han and Sina Zarrieß
  19. DO ENCODER REPRESENTATIONS OF GENERATIVE DIALOGUE MODELS HAVE SUFFICIENT SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TASK ?
    Prasanna Parthasarathi, Joelle Pineau and Sarath Chandar
  20. DOMAIN-INDEPENDENT USER SIMULATION WITH TRANSFORMERS FOR TASK-ORIENTED DIALOGUE SYSTEMS
    Hsien-chin Lin, Nurul Lubis, Songbo Hu, Carel van Niekerk, Christian Geishauser, Michael Heck, Shutong Feng and Milica Gasic
  21. DTAFA: DECOUPLED TRAINING ARCHITECTURE FOR EFFICIENT FAQ RETRIEVAL
    Haytham Assem, Sourav Dutta and Edward Burgin
  22. EFFECTIVE SOCIAL CHATBOT STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING USER INITIATIVE
    Amelia Hardy, Ashwin Paranjape and Christopher Manning
  23. ERICA: AN EMPATHETIC ANDROID COMPANION FOR COVID-19 QUARANTINE
    Etsuko Ishii, Genta Indra Winata, Samuel Cahyawijaya, Divesh Lala, Tatsuya Kawahara and Pascale Fung
  24. EVALUATION OF IN-PERSON COUNSELING STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CHATBOT FOR WOMEN
    Kai-Hui Liang, Patrick Lange, Yoo Jung Oh, Jingwen Zhang, Yoshimi Fukuoka and Zhou Yu
  25. FROM ARGUMENT SEARCH TO ARGUMENTATIVE DIALOGUE: A TOPIC-INDEPENDENT APPROACH TO ARGUMENT ACQUISITION FOR DIALOGUE SYSTEMS
    Niklas Rach, Carolin Schindler, Isabel Feustel, Johannes Daxenberger, Wolfgang Minker and Stefan Ultes
  26. FUNDAMENTAL EXPLORATION OF EVALUATION METRICS FOR PERSONA CHARACTERISTICS OF TEXT UTTERANCES
    Chiaki Miyazaki, Saya Kanno, Makoto Yoda, Junya Ono and Hiromi Wakaki
  27. GENERATIVE CONVERSATIONAL NETWORKS
    Alexandros Papangelis, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Aishwarya Padmakumar, Seokhwan Kim, Gokhan Tur and Dilek Hakkani-Tur
  28. GENSF: SIMULTANEOUS ADAPTATION OF GENERATIVE PRE-TRAINED MODELS AND SLOT FILLING
    Shikib Mehri and Maxine Eskenazi
  29. GETTING TO PRODUCTION WITH FEW-SHOT NATURAL LANGUAGE GENERATION MODELS
    Peyman Heidari, Arash Einolghozati, Shashank Jain, Soumya Batra, Lee Callender, Ankit Arun, Shawn Mei, Sonal Gupta, Pinar Donmez, Vikas Bhardwaj, Anuj Kumar and Michael White
  30. HI-DST: A HIERARCHICAL APPROACH FOR SCALABLE AND EXTENSIBLE DIALOGUE STATE TRACKING
    Suvodip Dey and Maunendra Sankar Desarkar
  31. HOW “OPEN” ARE THE CONVERSATIONS WITH OPEN-DOMAIN CHATBOTS? A PROPOSAL FOR SPEECH EVENT BASED EVALUATION
    Seza Doğruöz and Gabriel Skantze
  32. HOW DOES BERT PROCESS DISFLUENCY?
    Ye Tian, Tim Nieradzik, Sepehr Jalali and Da-shan Shiu
  33. HOW SHOULD AGENTS ASK QUESTIONS FOR SITUATED LEARNING? AN ANNOTATED DIALOGUE CORPUS
    Felix Gervits, Antonio Roque, Gordon Briggs, Matthias Scheutz and Matthew Marge
  34. HOW WILL I ARGUE? A DATASET FOR EVALUATING RECOMMENDER SYSTEMS FOR ARGUMENTATIONS
    Markus Brenneis, Maike Behrendt and Stefan Harmeling
  35. IMPROVING NAMED ENTITY RECOGNITION IN SPOKEN DIALOG SYSTEMS BY CONTEXT AND SPEECH PATTERN MODELING
    Minh Nguyen and Zhou Yu
  36. IMPROVING RESPONSE GENERATION CONSISTENCY VIA CONTRASTIVE LEARNING
    Yizhe Zhang, Xiang Gao, Sungjin Lee, Chris Brockett, Michel Galley, Jianfeng Gao and Bill Dolan
  37. IMPROVING UNSUPERVISED DIALOGUE TOPIC SEGMENTATION WITH UTTERANCE-PAIR COHERENCE SCORING
    Linzi Xing and Giuseppe Carenini
  38. INCREMENTAL TEMPORAL SUMMARIZATION IN MULTI-PARTY MEETINGS
    Ramesh Manuvinakurike, Saurav Sahay, Wenda Chen and Lama Nachman
  39. INDIVIDUAL INTERACTION STYLES: EVIDENCE FROM A SPOKEN CHAT CORPUS
    Nigel Ward
  40. INTEGRATED TAXONOMY OF ERRORS IN CHAT-ORIENTED DIALOGUE SYSTEMS
    Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Masahiro Araki, Hiroshi Tsukahara and Masahiro Mizukami
  41. LARGE-SCALE QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF DIALOGUE AGENTS’ RESPONSE STRATEGIES AGAINST OFFENSIVE USERS
    Haojun Li, Dilara Soylu and Christopher Manning
  42. MITIGATING TOPIC BIAS WHEN DETECTING DECISIONS IN DIALOGUE
    Mladen Karan, Prashant Khare, Patrick Healey and Matthew Purver
  43. MULTI-REFERENCED TRAINING FOR DIALOGUE RESPONSE GENERATION
    Tianyu Zhao and Tatsuya Kawahara
  44. ON THE NEED FOR THOUGHTFUL DATA COLLECTION FOR MULTI-PARTY DIALOGUE: A SURVEY OF AVAILABLE CORPORA AND COLLECTION METHODS
    Khyati Mahajan and Samira Shaikh
  45. PROJECTION OF TURN COMPLETION IN INCREMENTAL SPOKEN DIALOGUE SYSTEMS
    Erik Ekstedt and Gabriel Skantze
  46. RARE-CLASS DIALOGUE ACT TAGGING FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE DIAGNOSIS
    Shamila Nasreen, Julian Hough and Matthew Purver
  47. RECENT NEURAL METHODS ON DIALOGUE STATE TRACKING FOR TASK-ORIENTED DIALOGUE SYSTEMS: A SURVEY
    Vevake Balaraman, Seyedmostafa Sheikhalishahi and Bernardo Magnini
  48. SCHEMA-GUIDED PARADIGM FOR ZERO-SHOT DIALOG
    Shikib Mehri and Maxine Eskenazi
  49. SCIKIT-TALK: A TOOLKIT FOR PROCESSING REAL-WORLD CONVERSATIONAL SPEECH DATA
    Andreas Liesenfeld, Gabor Parti and Chu-Ren Huang
  50. SODA: ON-DEVICE CONVERSATIONAL SLOT EXTRACTION
    Sujith Ravi and Zornitsa Kozareva
  51. SUMMARIZING BEHAVIORAL CHANGE GOALS FROM SMS EXCHANGES TO SUPPORT HEALTH COACHES
    Itika Gupta, Barbara Di Eugenio, Brian Ziebart, Bing Liu, Ben Gerber and Lisa Sharp
  52. TELLING STORIES THROUGH MULTI-USER DIALOGUE BY MODELING CHARACTER RELATIONS
    Wai Man Si, Prithviraj Ammanabrolu and Mark Riedl
  53. TOPIC SHIFT DETECTION FOR MIXED INITIATIVE RESPONSE
    Rachna Konigari, Saurabh Ramola, Vijay Vardhan Alluri and Manish Shrivastava
  54. TOWARDS CONTINUOUS ESTIMATION OF DISSATISFACTION IN SPOKEN DIALOG
    Nigel Ward, Jonathan Avila and Aaron Alarcon
  55. UNDERSTANDING AND PREDICTING USER DISSATISFACTION IN A NEURAL GENERATIVE CHATBOT
    Abigail See and Christopher Manning
  56. VELOCIDAPTER: TASK-ORIENTED DIALOGUE COMPREHENSION MODELING PAIRING SYNTHETIC TEXT GENERATION WITH DOMAIN ADAPTATION
    Ibrahim Taha Aksu, Zhengyuan Liu, Min-Yen Kan and Nancy Chen
  57. WEAKLY SUPERVISED EXTRACTIVE SUMMARIZATION WITH ATTENTION
    Yingying Zhuang, Yichao Lu and Simi Wang
  58. WHAT TO FACT-CHECK: GUIDING CHECK-WORTHY INFORMATION DETECTION IN NEWS ARTICLES THROUGH ARGUMENTATIVE DISCOURSE STRUCTURE
    Tariq Alhindi, Brennan McManus and Smaranda Muresan
  59. WHERE ARE WE IN DISCOURSE RELATION RECOGNITION?
    Katherine Atwell, Junyi Jessy Li and Malihe Alikhani