Discourse Segmentation & Dialog Systems


Notes:

The structure which spans a few sentences of texts is often called a discourse segment.

  • Conversation representation
  • Discourse segment
  • Discourse segments
  • Discourse segmentation
  • Discourse parsing

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References:

See also:

100 Best Discourse Analysis Videos | Discourse Unit & Dialog Systems


Entrainment and turn-taking in human-human dialogue
R Levitan, S Benus, A Gravano, J Hirschberg – AAAI Spring Symposium on …, 2015 – aaai.org
… is associated with discourse coherence, since while neither interruptions nor overlaps are likely to begin a new discourse segment, be- cause of … These findings can be exploited in the design of spoken dialogue systems to facilitate turn-taking behaviors that are associated with …

Written dialog and social power: Manifestations of different types of power in dialog behavior
V Prabhakaran, O Rambow – Proceedings of the Sixth International Joint …, 2013 – aclweb.org
… For ex- ample, if a dialog system is engineered to behave appropriately given the user’s expectation of rela- tive power (for different types of power), then the user may experience the interaction with the sys- tem as more … They model control locally over discourse segments …

Computational models of mixed-initiative interaction
S Haller, S McRoy, A Kobsa – 2013 – books.google.com
… 23–30. [3] Page 8. 170 S. HALLER AND McROY Smith, R. and D. Hipp: 1994, Spoken Natural Language Dialog Systems: A Practical Approach … 277–282. Walker, M. and S. Whittaker: 1990, Mixed initiative in dialogue: An investigation into discourse segmentation …

Entrainment in pedestrian direction giving: How many kinds of entrainment?
Z Hu, G Halberg, CR Jimenez, MA Walker – Situated Dialog in Speech …, 2016 – Springer
… M (2010) Lexical entrainment of real users in the lets go spoken dialog system. In: Proceedings interspeech, pp 3018–3021Google Scholar. 29. Passonneau RJ, Litman D (1996) Empirical analysis of three dimensions of spoken discourse: segmentation, coherence and …

Hierarchical speech-act classification for discourse analysis
S Kang, Y Ko, J Seo – Pattern Recognition Letters, 2013 – Elsevier
… Because a speech act is a linguistic action intended by a speaker, the dialogue system must first identify speech acts that imply … In addition, they defined the discourse segment boundary in order to represent the structural relationship of the discourse based on two consecutive …

Conversational entrainment in the use of discourse markers
Š Be?uš – Recent Advances of Neural Network Models and …, 2014 – Springer
… understanding of entrainment is thus important for all applications in human- machine communication that rely on Spoken Dialogue Systems … of okay identified and analyzed in [8] such as backchannel, acknowledgment, beginning of a new discourse segment, or agreement …

Cognitive aspects of communicating information with conversational fillers in slovak
S Benus – … ), 2013 IEEE 4th International Conference on, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… Hence, a long um increases chances that a new discourse segment/topic will follow, which is very useful information for automatic dialogue systems. Another discourse dimension is the distinction between given vs. new discourse referents …

Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots and Smartphones
J Mariani, S Rosset, M Garnier-Rizet, L Devillers – New York, 2014 – Springer
… The contribution topics are units of achievement corresponding to discourse segments … and colleagues, from the Nara Institute of Science and Technology and the Faculty of Computer Science (Universitas Indonesia), are interested in non-goal-oriented dialog systems …

Help yourself: a virtual self-assist system
S Mukherjee, S Joshi – Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference …, 2014 – dl.acm.org
… This graph is used to create a dialogue system that guides the user interactively in attaining his objective, keeping track of the … In case of multiple meth- ods, relations are established between successive discourse segments using domain keyword overlap, linguistic markers (like …

Task lineages: Dialog state tracking for flexible interaction
S Lee, A Stent – Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Special …, 2016 – aclweb.org
… Session-based, single task, simple goal dialog is eas- ier for dialog system engineers and consistent with 25 years of commercial dialog system development, but does not match users’ real-world task needs as communicated with human conversational as- sistants or …

Initiative taking in negotiation
E Nouri, D Traum – Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the …, 2014 – aclweb.org
… 1994. Cooperating to be non- cooperative: The dialog system PRACMA. Springer … 1990. Mixed ini- tiative in dialogue: An investigation into discourse segmentation. In Proceedings of the 28th annual meeting on Association for Computational Linguis- tics, pages 70–78 …

A study of turn-yelding cues in human-computer dialogue
A Gravano, CA Jul Vidal – XLIII Jornadas Argentinas de …, 2014 – sedici.unlp.edu.ar
… Bus Information System, a spoken dialogue system developed at Carnegie Mellon University that has been in ser- vice since 2005, providing … in the pitch level, which tends to decrease gradually within utterances and across utterances within the same discourse segment as a …

Recent Approaches to Arabic Dialogue Acts Classifications
AA Elmadany, SM Abdou, M Gheith – 4th International Conferences …, 2015 – academia.edu
… 2004. Data-driven strategies for an automated dialogue system. In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting on Association for Computational Linguistics. [20] Hijjawi, M., et al. 2013 … [25] Keskes, I., et al. 2012. Clause-based Discourse Segmentation of Arabic Texts …

New feature weighting approaches for speech-act classification
Y Ko – Pattern Recognition Letters, 2015 – Elsevier
… Speech-act classification is essential to generation and understanding of utterances within a natural language dialogue system since the speech-act of an utterance is closely tied to a user intention … Therefore, the dialogue system must identify the speech-act of user’s utterance …

An auto-encoder for learning conversation representation using LSTM
X Zhou, B Hu, Q Chen, X Wang – International Conference on Neural …, 2015 – Springer
… 11] consisting of a sequence of sentences, and involves in many challenging problems such as discourse segmentation [1], topic … 2000)CrossRefGoogle Scholar. 4. Rieser, V., Lemon, O.: Natural language generation as planning under uncertainty for spoken dialogue systems …

Resolving discourse-deictic pronouns: A two-stage approach to do it
SK Jauhar, R Guerra, EG Pellicer… – Proceedings of the Fourth …, 2015 – aclweb.org
… Steinberger et al., 2007), textual entailment (Mirkin et al., 2010), in- formation extraction (McCarthy and Lehnert, 1995), and dialogue systems (Strube and Müller … These are minimal discourse segments, and a sequence of several units can also be nested and form a larger unit …

Predicting humor response in dialogues from TV sitcoms
D Bertero, P Fung – Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… In themselves, specific utter- ances or discourse segments might or might not trigger laugh- ter depending on where and when they are used … In future work we plan to integrate humor generation and response prediction into a dialog system with the objective for a more …

A Survey of Arabic Dialogues Understanding for Spontaneous Dialogues and Instant Message
ARA Elmadany, SM Abdou, M Gheith – arXiv preprint arXiv:1505.03084, 2015 – arxiv.org
… Moreover, the research on dialogue acts is increasing since 1999 after spoken dialogue systems become a commercial(Stolcke et al., 2000) … In addition, there are a few works for the Arabic discourse segmentation such as …

Unsegmented dialogue act annotation and decoding with n-gram transducers
CD Martínez-Hinarejos, JM Benedí… – IEEE/ACM Transactions …, 2015 – dl.acm.org
… Index Terms—Dialogue annotation, n-gram transducer, spoken dialogue systems. I. INTRODUCTION DIALOGUE systems are computer systems that interact with human users by means of dialogue, and are usu- ally implemented to solve a given task …

What Are They Achieving Through the Conversation? Modeling Guide–Tourist Dialogues by Extended Grounding Networks
E Mizukami, H Kashioka – Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots and …, 2014 – Springer
… process to accomplish their goal, that is, U gets the answer he/she wanted, eg, “the way to the nearest Japanese restaurant.” To develop a collaborative dialogue system, it is … According to the theory, a conversation consists of hierarchical and multiple discourse segments …

A tool for staging mixed-initiative dialogs
JW Buck, S Perugini – 2016 – ecommons.udayton.edu
… While “[c]reating an actual dialog system involves a very intensive programming ef- fort” (Guinn, 1999), our tool simplifies that effort so that dialog designers can evaluate a variety of human-computer dialogs, including mixed-initiative dialogs (see figure 1) … Dialog System …

Linear discourse segmentation of multi-party meetings based on local and global information
MH Bokaei, H Sameti, Y Liu – IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio …, 2015 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… 11, NOVEMBER 2015 1879 Linear Discourse Segmentation of Multi-Party … Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TASLP.2015.2456430 such as action item detection [1]–[3], decision summarization [4], [5], sentiment and opinion analysis [6]–[9], and discourse segmentation [10]–[18] …

Multimodal analysis of “well” as a discourse marker in conversation: A pilot study
GE Baiat, M Coler, M Pullen… – … ), 2013 IEEE 4th …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… the way can be considered among such signals used to maintain coherence relations between the discourse segments in speech … role of nonverbal behaviors in conveying conversation structure enables improvements in the naturalness of embodied dialogue systems, such as …

Turn Segmentation into Utterances for Arabic Spontaneous Dialogues and Instance Messages
ARA Elmadany, SM Abdou, M Gheith – arXiv preprint arXiv:1505.03081, 2015 – arxiv.org
… KEYWORDS Spoken Dialogue systems, Dialogues Language Understanding, Dialogue Utterances Segmentation, Dialogue Acts, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing … [18] I. Keskes, F. Benamara, and LH Belguith, “Clause-based Discourse Segmentation of Arabic …

On the effects of using word2vec representations in neural networks for dialogue act recognition
C Cerisara, P Kral, L Lenc – Computer Speech & Language, 2018 – Elsevier
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Combining Search with Structured Data to Create a More Engaging User Experience in Open Domain Dialogue
KK Bowden, S Oraby, J Wu, A Misra… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2017 – arxiv.org
… [53] Marilyn A. Walker, Rebecca Passonneau, and Julie E. Boland. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of DARPA communicator spoken dialogue systems. In Proc … Mixed initiative in dialogue: An inves- tigation into discourse segmentation. In Proc …

Measuring Turn-Taking Offsets in Human-Human Dialogues.
R Lunsford, PA Heeman, E Rennie – INTERSPEECH, 2016 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… for spoken dialogue systems,” in Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Uppsala Sweden, Jul. 2010, pp. 177–185. [16] M. Walker and S. Whittaker, “Mixed initiative in dialogue: An investigation into discourse segmentation,” in …

Processing units in conversation: A comparative study of French and Mandarin data
L Prévot, SC Tseng, K Peshkov… – Language and …, 2015 – journals.sagepub.com
Human spoken language production is directed towards communication delivering comprehensible information to recipients. Speech segmentation into small units eff…

Method for aspect-based sentiment annotation using rhetorical analysis
? Augustyniak, K Rajda, T Kajdanowicz – Asian Conference on Intelligent …, 2017 – Springer
… 719–724 (2015)Google Scholar. 4. Feng, VW, Hirst, G.: Two-pass discourse segmentation with pairing and global features … Gasic, M., Mrksic, N., Su, PH., Vandyke, D., Young, S.: Semantically conditioned LSTM-based natural language generation for spoken dialogue systems …

Multimodal Discourse: In Search of Units.
A Kibrik, O Fedorova, J Nikolaeva – EAPCogSci, 2015 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… are identified through initial acceleration and final deceleration, they are targeted at an informationally rich goal (analog of primary accent in discourse segments), they are … Handbook of multimodal and spoken dialogue systems: Resources, terminology and product evaluation …

Sounding Board–University of Washington’s Alexa Prize Submission
H Fang, H Cheng, E Clark… – Alexa Prize …, 2017 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… The UW team approached the Alexa Prize challenge starting from scratch – the team had no existing dialogue system to build on … a master to manage the overall conversation and a collection of miniskills to handle different types of conversation segments (discourse segments) …

The ALICO corpus: analysing the active listener
Z Malisz, M W?odarczak, H Buschmeier… – Language resources …, 2016 – Springer
… ALICO resulted in conversations rich in feedback behaviour that could improve existing models of feedback implemented in dialogue systems and help … Modifiers C and E referred to feedback expressions occurring at the beginning or the end of a discourse segment initiated by …

A Data-Driven Approach to Dialog Structure Modeling
D Griol, A Sanchis, JM Molina – … Joint Conference SOCO’17-CISIS’17 …, 2017 – Springer
… These parts can be necessary for obtaining the final goal of the dialog, and also general parts not strictly related to the domain of the dialog system (greetings, error recovery, etc.) … Section 2 reviews related approaches to dialog structure modeling and discourse segmentation …

Do Human-Agent Conversations Resemble Human-Human Conversations?
D Griol, JM Molina – Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, 12th …, 2015 – Springer
… 5]. Walker applies this kind of techniques for anaphora resolution [6]. Different studies show the benefits of using discourse segmentation for question … the final goal of the dialog, and also general parts not strictly related to the domain of the dialog system (greetings, error …

Natural Language Generation System
N Reithinger – … Language Generation in Artificial Intelligence and …, 2013 – books.google.com
… The fact that POPEL is a part of a dialog system—and not a stand-alone system—poses various restrictions on its internal structure … of the dialog context memory, contains pointers to the elements in the sequence memory which con- tribute to a certain discourse segment purpose …

Realization of Minimum Discursive Units Segmentation of Arab Oral Utterances.
C Lhioui, A Zouaghi, M Zrigui – Int. J. Comput. Linguistics Appl., 2016 – researchgate.net
… ABSTRACT Unlike the written texts, discourse segmentation of the Arab oral dialogues is a challenging task that is held back in most cases by the spontaneous character of oral speech … Discourse segmentation means segmentation in simple propo- sions written texts …

Form-based Dialogue Structure for Task-oriented Conversations
A Chotimongkol, AI Rudnicky – simulation – cs.cmu.edu
… but are usually too complex to be modeled in a dialogue system or learned from a corpus of conversations. An example of theoretical-oriented structures are Grosz’s Theory of Discourse Structure [1], a structure of discourse segments, discourse segment purpose relations and …

Graph representations of discourse structure
E Mitocariu – International Journal of Advanced Intelligence …, 2016 – inderscienceonline.com
… Questions and answers application can be seen as dialogue systems. Discourse segmentation is used for a number of natural language processing (NLP) applications such as summarisation (Marcu, 1998, 1999; Cristea et al., 2005), natural language generation (Prasad et al …

Help Yourself: A Virtual Self-Assist Agent
S Mukherjee, S Joshi – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… This graph is used to create a dialogue system that guides the user interactively in attaining his objective, keeping track of the … In case of multiple meth- ods, relations are established between successive discourse segments using domain keyword overlap, linguistic markers (like …

Smart Enough to Talk With Us? Foundations and Challenges for Dialogue Capable AI Systems
BJ Grosz – Computational Linguistics, 2018 – MIT Press
… methods to improve the conversational abilities of personal assistants, customer service chatbots, and other dialogue systems … between dialogue segment purposes (DSPs) determine embedding re- lationships between the corresponding discourse segments (DS), and thus …

Prosody Control of Utterance Sequence for Information Delivering
I Fukuoka, K Iwata, T Kobayashi – Proc. Interspeech 2017, 2017 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… such as information nav- igation systems [1, 2] and storytelling systems [3, 4]. We have developed a spoken dialog system that delivers … an F0 range, and a speech rate also differ depending on utterance positions (ini- tial, medial, and final) in a discourse segment [8]. Neverthe …

Dialogue Systems and Dialogue Management
D Burgan – 2016 – dtic.mil
UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Dialogue Systems & Dialogue Management Deeno Burgan National Security & ISR Division Defence Science and Technology Group … Page 3. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Dialogue Systems & Dialogue Management Executive Summary …

Measuring the differences between human-human and human-machine dialogs
D Griol, J Molina – 2015 – gredos.usal.es
… corpora are. Our study has been performed using a dialog system called Facilisimo. The … acoustic characteristics. Different studies have been carried out for identifying discourse segments in spoken and written documents. For …

An Integrated Architecture for Discourse: Generation, Interpretation, and Recipe Acquisition
N Green, JF Lehman – cs.cmu.edu
… This discourse architecture has been implemented as part of the NL-Soar dialogue system (Lehman, Van Dyke, Lonsdale, Green, & Smith … An important piece of information in the conversational record is the current discourse segment purpose (DSP) (Grosz & Sidner, 1986) …

From Pragmatics to Dialogue
I Kecskes – The Routledge Handbook of Language and Dialogue, 2017 – books.google.com
… there have been many attempts to extend the boundaries of the discipline to include dialogic sequences or discourse segments to make … that focuses on the application of pragmatics to dialogue modelling, especially the development of spoken dialogue systems intended to …

Summarizing Meeting Transcripts Based on Functional Segmentation
MH Bokaei, H Sameti, Y Liu – IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Page 1. IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON AUDIO, SPEECH, AND LANGUAGE PROCESSING, VOL. 24, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2016 1831 Summarizing Meeting Transcripts Based on Functional Segmentation Mohammad Hadi Bokaei, Hossein Sameti, and Yang Liu …

Dynamic aspects of aizuchi and its influence on the naturalness of dialogues
H Mori – Acoustical Science and Technology, 2013 – jstage.jst.go.jp
… systems. Specifically, it focuses on human perception of the naturalness of consecutive aizuchis. The goal is to understand perceptual effects of aizuchi’s acoustic dynamics on overall naturalness of spoken dialogue. In this letter, the unit of experiment is a discourse segment …

The Kyutech corpus and topic segmentation using a combined method
T Yamamura, K Shimada, S Kawahara – … of the 12th Workshop on Asian …, 2016 – aclweb.org
… 2003. Discourse segmentation of multi-party conversation. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting on Association for Computational Lin- guistics (ACL 2003), pages 562–569. Marti A. Hearst … 2009. Annotating dia- logue acts to construct dialogue systems for consulting …

Cognitive aspects of communicating information with conversational fillers in Slovak
Š Be?uš – cs.columbia.edu
… Hence, a long um increases chances that a new discourse segment/topic will follow, which is very useful information for automatic dialogue systems. Another discourse dimension is the distinction between given vs. new discourse referents …

Architecture for an Mobile-Based Intelligent Personal Assistant
MAA Bharambe, C VESIT, MS Bhatia, B TSEC – researchgate.net
… Plan based dialogue systems on the other hand try to model the intent or plan that a speaker is trying to … expressing agreement or disagreement Confirm Confirm some proposition by expressing agreement or disagreement Cancel Cancel the current discourse segment and start …

The prosody of backchannels in Slovak
Š Be?uš – researchgate.net
… system and synthesizing them in appropriate contexts with appropriate prosody promises improvements in the naturalness and efficiency of such dialogue systems … time J Softening of what is to follow, a hedge K Signal the end of the current topic or discourse segment L Literal …

Dialogue Analysis: Pragmatic and Rhetorical Aspects
J Caelen, A Xuereb – … Works in Logic, Epistemology, Psychology and …, 2014 – Springer
… It extends DRT (Discourse Representation Theory) by adding a logical link between discourse segments … This structure constrains the available attachment sites for a new discourse segment: it can only be attached at available attachment site …

Speech act classification in Vietnamese Utterance and its application in smart mobile voice interaction
TL Ngo, QV Duong, SB Pham, XH Phan – Proceedings of the Seventh …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… A statistical prediction model of speakers’ intentions using multi-level features in a goal-oriented dialog system … In Technical report, 1997. [17] Sridhar, VKR, Narayanan, S., Bangalore, S.: Modeling the intonation of discourse segments for improved online dialog act tagging …

Interactive search with contextual navigation recommendations
T Könik, Y Medoff, R Mukherjee – Proceedings of the …, 2015 – ls13-www.cs.tu-dortmund.de
… 3. Walker, M., and Whittaker, S. Mixed initiative in dia- logue: An investigation into discourse segmentation. Pro- ceedings of the 28th Meeting of the ACL, 1990, 70-78. 4. Apache Solr. http://lucene.apache.org/solr/ 5. Lison, P. and Meena, R. Spoken dialogue systems: the new …

AUTOMATIC ACT CLASSIFICATION FOR ARABIC DIALOGUE CONTEXT
ARASAHM Elmadany – 2016 – researchgate.net
… 11 2.1 Introduction ….. 11 2.2 Dialogue System ….. 11 … 122 Page 10. -X- LIST OF FIGURE Figure 2.1 Traditional Architecture of Dialog System ….. 12 …

A dialogic approach to pragmatics
K Istvan – ??????? ??????????? ???????????? ?????? ??????? …, 2016 – cyberleninka.ru
… there have been many attempts to expend the boundaries of the discipline to include dialogic sequences or discourse segments to make … First, it investigates the application of pragmatics to dialogue modelling, especially the development of spoken dialogue systems intended to …

Toward a Technology of Conversation
M McTear, Z Callejas, D Griol – The Conversational Interface, 2016 – Springer
… co-occurring structural units, including adjacency pairs (Schegloff and Sacks 1973), exchanges (Sinclair and Coulthard 1975), discourse segments (Grosz and … For example, in the CMU Communicator spoken dialog system, the structure of an activity such as creating an itinerary …

Virtual debate coach design: assessing multimodal argumentation performance
V Petukhova, T Mayer, A Malchanau… – Proceedings of the 19th …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
… and discourse structuring acts. Exploiting these facts, many frameworks for argumentative discourse analysis aimed to capture discourse coherence by integrating discourse segments into larger structural units. One of the first …

Aspectual properties of conversational activities
RJ Passonneau, B Guan, CH Yeung, Y Du… – Proceedings of the 15th …, 2014 – aclweb.org
… The an- notation yielded eight distinct kinds of discourse segment, where a segment results from a linear segmentation of a discourse into … Cost Annotation (TSCA), was aimed at identifying individual dialog tasks analogous to those carried out by spoken dialog systems, to fa …

Applying Pragmatics Principles for Interaction with Visual Analytics
E Hoque, V Setlur, M Tory… – IEEE transactions on …, 2018 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… centering [21]. In this model, utterances are divided into constituent discourse segments, embedding relationships that may hold between two segments. A … the discourse. Consider a discourse segment DS with utterances U1 …Um. Each …

Towards Situated Activity Management: Representation, Inference and Decision Making
D Bohus, E Kamar, E Horvitz – microsoft.com
… participants of the activity. Actions have a start and an end time, and a set of property values. In the case of spoken dialog, utterances are modeled as actions and discourse segments are modeled as activities. For instance, in the …

Spoken Conversational Search: Speech-only Interactive Information Retrieval
JR Trippas – Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Conference on …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… Wizard of Oz Experiments We address a broader and less restrained way of speech than spo- ken dialogue systems which allows … will develop an interaction model which uncovers the linguistic structure such as speech acts, references and discourse segments [4]. Demands …

Discourse and Dialogue
SE BRENNAN, AK KUHLEN… – Stevens’ Handbook of …, 2018 – books.google.com
… answer alone. Finally, computational approaches can implement models of language use (often using findings from these other approaches) to create working text generation programs or spoken dialogue systems. With these …

Papers Index
A Aker, E Kanoulas, R Gaizauskas – lrec.elra.info
… 1301 Matthew Fuchs, Nikos Tsourakis and Manny Rayner, A Scalable Architecture For Web Deployment of Spoken Dialogue Systems . . . . . 1309 …

Modeling the Modelers: Communicating About Content Through Shared External
P Brna – The Role of Communication in Learning To Model, 2014 – books.google.com
… This full shared plan is termed a SharedPlan and defines a discourse segment … system generating a” dialogue goal.” As an example, the goal is to get somebody to perform an operation (eg,” We need to label the reservoir.”) This goal is given to the generator’s dialogue system …

Discourse pragmatics: Signposting a vast field
A Barron, KP Schneider – Pragmatics of discourse, 2014 – books.google.com
… In the final section, Mahl- berg examines corpus-linguistic methods which can be employed to investigate textual units and discourse structures, focusing in particular on the cohesive func- tions and distributions of textual patterns in and across discourse segments …

Shifting the load: A peer dialogue agent that encourages its human collaborator to contribute more to problem solving
C Howard, P Jordan, B Di Eugenio, S Katz – International Journal of …, 2017 – Springer
… The core of KSC-PaL is the TuTalk dialogue toolkit (Jordan et al. 2007). TuTalk supports the creation of natural language dialogue systems for educational applications and allows for both tutorial and conversational dialogues (Jordan 2007; Albacete et al. 2015) …

Speech Act Identification Using Semantic Dependency Graphs with Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars
JF Yeh – ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… 1. INTRODUCTION Spoken language understanding is one of the most core technologies in conversational dialogue systems and can be defined operationally as “when a computer we interact with understands our desires and delivers the goods” [Huang et al. 2001] …

D3. 2 Instructional Designs for learning analytics and reflection support
P Van Rosmalen, D Börner, J Van Helvert… – 2014 – dspace.ou.nl
… Project ref. no. ICT – 611073 Project title METALOGUE – Multiperspective Multimodal Dialogue: dialogue system with metacognitive abilities Document status Final version Contractual date of delivery 31 October 2014 Actual date of delivery 21 November 2014 …

STEVE WHITTAKER
S Cruz – people.ucsc.edu
… MATCH: An Architecture for Multimodal Dialogue Systems. In North American Association for Computational Linguistics, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 54 … 82. Walker, M., and Whittaker, S. (1990). Mixed Initiative in Dialogue: An investigation into discourse segmentation …

Social Power in Interactions
V Prabhakaran – 2014 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… For example, if a dialog system is engineered to behave appropriately given the user’s expectation of relative power, then the user may experience the interaction with the system to be more natural … They model control locally over discourse segments …

A Matter of Debate: Using Dialogue Relation Labels to Augment (Dis) agreement Analysis of Debate Data
AZ Gokcen – 2016 – rave.ohiolink.edu
… (2016, forthcoming). A Corpus of Word-Aligned Asked and Anticipated Questions in a Virtual Patient Dialogue System. In Proceedings of the 10th Edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference. FIELDS OF STUDY Major Field: Linguistics iv Page 6 …

David Cameron’s discourse markers in the Andrew Marr show
D Afriyanti – 2015 – repository.uinjkt.ac.id
… That is the relationship between the discourse segment before DMs or afterwards … Page 13. 4 between some aspect of discourse segment they are a part of, call it S2, and some aspect of a prior discourse segment, call it S1. 4 In other words, their function like …

Exploring Initiative as a Signal of Knowledge Co?Construction During Collaborative Problem Solving
C Howard, B Di Eugenio, P Jordan, S Katz – Cognitive science, 2017 – Wiley Online Library
… his own. Much subsequent research has focused on deriving operational definitions of initiative to be incorporated into dialog systems that would then exhibit initiative (Cohen et al., 1998; Walker & Whittaker, 1990). One major …

Automatic detection of speaker state: Lexical, prosodic, and phonetic approaches to level-of-interest and intoxication classification
WY Wang, F Biadsy, A Rosenberg… – Computer Speech & …, 2013 – Elsevier
… This focus is motivated primarily by Spoken Dialogue System (SDS) applications, such as call centers and tutoring systems, for which it would be useful to recognize a speaker state such as anger or uncertainty in order to improve the user experience as well as task …

Language Generation: A Case Study in
M Elhadad – … Language Generation in Artificial Intelligence and …, 2013 – books.google.com
… Connectives are functionally defined as the class of words that express a relation between two (or more) utterances or discourse segments. There are many … It expects as input an FD of category discourse- segment. A discourse segment …

Paragraph Intonation Patterns among Persian Speakers’ English Interlanguage: The Diversity of Paratones in Focus
ARB Rizi, AE Rasekh – Covenant …, 2016 – journals.covenantuniversity.edu.ng
… According to Oliveira (2003), variation in fundamental frequency is generally considered to be a common device in discourse segmentation … Variation in fundamental frequency is generally considered to be a common device in discourse segmentation …

A language-based model for specifying and staging mixed-initiative dialogs
S Perugini, JW Buck – Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGCHI Symposium …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… The model, notation, and engine help automate the engineering of mixed-initiative dialog systems … Thus, “[d]eveloping a mixed-initiative dialog system is a complex task” [20] and “involves a very intensive programming ef- fort” [17] …

A Language-based Model for Specifying and Staging Mixed-initiative Dialogs
SPJW Buck – dialog – academic.udayton.edu
… The model, notation, and engine help automate the engineering of mixed-initiative dialog systems … Thus, “[d]eveloping a mixed-initiative dialog system is a complex task” [20] and “involves a very intensive programming ef- fort” [17] …

Resolving Perception Based Problems in Human-Computer Dialogue
N Schutte – 2016 – arrow.dit.ie
… 11 1.4 Other Relevant Publications . . . . . 13 2 Background 15 2.1 Situated Dialogue Systems . . . . . 17 2.1.1 Elements of a Situated Dialogue Systems . . . . . 18 2.2 Modelling Dialogue . . . . . 22 …

A theoretical framework for conversational search
F Radlinski, N Craswell – Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
… In the field of spoken dialog systems, approaches already exist allowing conversational slot filling of a structured query within a schema (eg [44]). This allows users to book a ticket for a certain concert on a certain night, or set a certain reminder message to …

Toward robust semantic interaction for English language learners
T Luu – 2016 – bir.brandeis.edu
… 2009). From this multidimensional perspective, this work aims to develop a text-based dialog system that is capable of acquiring semantic and pragmatic knowledge to create … for the local coherence of a discourse segment by reducing the inference load required to …

Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
M Palmer, R Hwa, S Riedel – Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on …, 2017 – aclweb.org
Page 1. EMNLP 2017 The Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing Proceedings of the Conference September 9-11, 2017 Copenhagen, Denmark Page 2. c?2017 The Association for Computational Linguistics …

PersoNER: Persian named-entity recognition
H Poostchi, E Zare Borzeshi, M Abdous… – International …, 2016 – opus.lib.uts.edu.au
… Applications Tim Baldwin Maria Liakata Dialog Processing and Dialog Systems, Multimodal Interfaces Nina Dethlefs Simon Keizer Giuseppe Riccardi Speech Recognition, Text-To-Speech, Spoken Language Understanding Florian Metze Chung-Hsien Wu …

AppTechMiner: Mining Applications and Techniques from Scientific Articles
M Singh, S Dan, S Agarwal, P Goyal… – Proceedings of the 6th …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
… Word Alignment, Conditional Random Fields, Maximum Entropy, Coreference Resolution, Machine Learning, Dialogue Systems, Textual Entailment … Fields, Segmentation Bakeo , Stanford Chinese Word Seg- menter, Perceptron Algorithm , Discourse Segmentation, CRF model …

The situated multimodal facets of human communication
A Esposito – Coverbal synchrony in human-machine interaction, 2013 – books.google.com
… Pausing strategies are also used as a linguistic tool for discourse segmentation, marking word, clause and paragraph boundaries … great utility in the field of human-machine interaction, favoring the implementation of more natural speech synthesis and interactive dialog systems …

Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers
Y Matsumoto, R Prasad – Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th …, 2016 – aclweb.org
… Applications Tim Baldwin Maria Liakata Dialog Processing and Dialog Systems, Multimodal Interfaces Nina Dethlefs Simon Keizer Giuseppe Riccardi Speech Recognition, Text-To-Speech, Spoken Language Understanding Florian Metze Chung-Hsien Wu …

HCI from a Discourse Perspective Area: Discourse and Interaction GRACE Deliverable 5.1
R Bod, M Dastani, R Scha, H Zeevat – cogsci.ed.ac.uk
… le. As a dialogue system our simpli ed editor is maximally simple … other. Due to this hierarchical nature of di- scourse, utterances, as well as larger discourse segments, are usually involved in complex mutual dependencies …

Agentní p?ístup k dialogovému ?ízení
T Nestorovi? – 2016 – otik.uk.zcu.cz
… work in speech act theory and discourse analysis, namely the concepts of conversational acts and discourse segment intentions … detection and management, dialogue length optimization, and complex utterances production – hence covers all major topics in dialogue systems …

Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
L Màrquez, C Callison-Burch, J Su – Proceedings of the 2015 …, 2015 – aclweb.org
Page 1. contact@emnlp2015.org www.emnlp2015.org Page 2. ii Page 3. EMNLP 2015 gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors for their support: Platinum Gold Silver AI @ ISI DigitalGenius Artificial Intelligence for Brands Bronze Best Student Paper Supporters …

Triggering effective social support for online groups
R Kumar, CP Rosé – … Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS …, 2014 – dl.acm.org
… In line with recent developments in data-driven approaches for building dialog systems, we present a novel technique for learning behavior- specific triggering policies, deploying it as part of our efforts to improve a socially capable conversational tutor agent that supports …

Unnecessary utterance detection for avoiding digressions in discussion
R Yoshida, T Hiraoka, G Neubig, S Sakti… – … Annual Summit and …, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… If, for example, a dialogue system could help us avoid digressions and keep the conversation on track, the discussion could proceed more efficiently … [15] Michel Galley, Kathleen McKeown, Eric Fosler-Lussier, and Honyan Jing, “Discourse segmentation of multi-party …

The conversational interface
M McTear, Z Callejas, D Griol – Springer, 2016 – Springer
… With the evolution of speech recognition and natural language technologies, IVR systems rapidly became more sophisticated and enabled the creation of complex dialog systems that could handle natural language queries and many turns of interaction …

Multiple topic identification in human/human conversations
X Bost, G Senay, M El-Bèze, R De Mori – Computer Speech & Language, 2015 – Elsevier
… Topic segmentation in spoken conversations is reviewed in Purver (2011). An evaluation of coarse-grain discourse segmentation can be found in Niekrasz and Moore (2010) … One of the four systems uses a new method for extracting features from discourse segments …

Prediction of a hotspot pattern in keyword search results
J Gao, A Radeva, C Shen, S Wang, Q Wang… – Computer Speech & …, 2018 – Elsevier
… Prediction of keyword hotspots could potentially support better prediction of speech recognition quality for conversational speech or dialog systems (Goldwater et al., 2010; Litman et al., 2000). This paper addresses three goals …

What is Initiative?
K FITZGERALD, B HUI… – Computational Models of …, 2013 – books.google.com
… A LINGUISTIC APPROACH TO INITIATIVE Perhaps the earliest investigations into initiative and the design of mixed-initiative dialogue systems was presented in … also a claim that shifts of control do not occur until the controller indicates the end of a discourse segment by either …

Functional and temporal relations between spoken and gestured components of language
KI Kok – International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 2017 – jbe-platform.com
… Consider for instance the following (fictive) transcript of a spoken discourse segment … It was mostly oriented towards the design of virtual avatars and automated dialogue systems (Bergmann & Kopp 2009, Bergmann et al. 2010, Kopp et al. 2008, Lücking et al. 2010) …

Students´ language in computer-assisted tutoring of mathematical proofs
MA Wolska – 2015 – universaar.uni-saarland.de
… to the format of the study material presentation having a priming-like effect. These results have implications for the implementation of tutorial dialogue systems. On the one hand, more natural language, be it resulting from a verbose …

Integrating natural language processing with image document analysis: what we learned from two real-world applications
J Chen, H Cao, P Natarajan – International Journal on Document Analysis …, 2015 – Springer
Automatically accessing information from unconstrained image documents has important applications in business and government operations. These real-world applications typically combine optical charact.

Interactive generation of effective discourse in situated context: a planning-based approach
K Garoufi – 2013 – d-nb.info
… practical (Allen et al., 2001). Interactive language generation is a key capability of spoken dialog systems, which are aimed at two-way spoken commu- Page 26. 1.2. Challenges 4 nication with a user. Such systems typically augment …

A corpus study of clause combination
O Nikitina, S Padó – Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on …, 2013 – aclweb.org
… They show that coherent discourse is characterized by chains of mentions of same entities. Hearst (1997) show that event chains that are formed only by the mentions of the same lexical item mirror the global structure of texts and can be used for discourse segmentation …

Man-machine Dialogue: Design and Challenges
F Landragin – 2013 – books.google.com
… Computer aspects 2.4. Conclusion Chapter 3: The Development Stages of a Dialogue System 3.1. Comparing a few development progresses 3.2 … Conclusion Chapter 10: Multimodal Dialogue System Assessment 10.1. Dialogue system assessment feasibility 10.2 …

D3. 1 Instructional Designs for Real-time Feedback
P Van Rosmalen, D Börner, J Schneider, V Petukhova… – 2014 – dspace.ou.nl
… Project ref. no. ICT – 611073 Project title METALOGUE – Multiperspective Multimodal Dialogue: dialogue system with metacognitive abilities Document status Final version Contractual date of delivery 31 October 2014 Actual date of delivery 21 November 2014 …

Which techniques does your application use?: An information extraction framework for scientific articles
S Dan, S Agarwal, M Singh, P Goyal… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2016 – arxiv.org
… dependency parsing, information extraction, chinese word segmentation, semantic role labeling, in- formation retrieval, entity recognition, word alignment, conditional random fields, maximum entropy, corefer- ence resolution, machine learning, dialogue systems, tex- tual …

Unsupervised extraction of semantic relations using discourse information
J Conrath – 2015 – thesesups.ups-tlse.fr
Page 1. THÈSE En vue de l’obtention du DOCTORAT DE L’UNIVERSITÉ DE TOULOUSE Présentée et soutenue le 14/12/2015 par : Juliette Conrath Unsupervised extraction of semantic relations using discourse information Directeurs de Thèse …

Computational modeling of turn-taking dynamics in spoken conversations
SA Chowdhury – 2017 – eprints-phd.biblio.unitn.it
Page 1. PhD Dissertation International Doctorate School in Information and Communication Technologies DISI – University of Trento COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF TURN-TAKING DYNAMICS IN SPOKEN CONVERSATIONS Shammur Absar Chowdhury Advisor: Prof …

Mining mixed-initiative dialogs
S Perugini – Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2016 IEEE …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… Dialog Mining dialog management as a set of posets R, where |R|<=|P| implementation of dialog a set of posets P Fig. 1: Concept of dialog mining (left) contextualized within the broader scope of our approach to automatic dialog system construction …

RST Bibliography from the RST web site (http://www. sfu. ca/rst) Last updated: January 21, 2015
NN Mitkov, N Nikolov – health communication – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… 2012. A symbolic approach for automatic detection of nuclearity and rhetorical relations among intra- sentence discourse segments in Spanish. Proceedings of CICLing. (pp. 462-474). New Delhi, India … 2011. DiSeg 1.0: The first system for Spanish discourse segmentation …

Automatic question generation for virtual humans
EL Fasya – 2017 – essay.utwente.nl
… question. Figure 2.4 illustrates a simple finite-state automation architecture of a dialogue manager in a spoken dialogue system [2]. 2.3.2 Form-based … in Figure 2.5. Each of the discourse segment within the discourse in figure 2.5 has a purpose held by the person who initiates it …

Uh and um in children with autism spectrum disorders or language impairment
K Gorman, L Olson, AP Hill, R Lunsford… – Autism …, 2016 – Wiley Online Library
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Content and Context in Conversations: The Role of Social and Situational Signals in Conversation Structure
F Bonin – 2016 – tara.tcd.ie
Page 1. Content and Context in Conversations: The Role of Social and Situational Signals in Conversation Structure Francesca Bonin Thesis submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy School of Computer Science & Statistics Trinity College University of Dublin Page 2 …

Speech-enabled Systems for Language Learning
A Tewari – 2013 – search.proquest.com
Speech-enabled Systems for Language Learning. Abstract. Levels of literacy and the variance in them, continue to be a problem in the world. These problems are ubiquitous in the sense that they change form from developing to developed regions, but do not seize to exist …

Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics 2: Semantics, Discourse and Applications
MZ Kurdi – 2017 – books.google.com
Page 1. COGNITIVE SCIENCE SERIES Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics 2 Semantics, Discourse and Applications Mohamed zakaria Kurdi Page 2. COGNITIVE SCIENCE SERIES | I. Page 3. Page 4 …

Automatic Generation of Sports News
JPBM Aires – 2016 – repositorio-aberto.up.pt
… information [28]. Dialogue Systems Dialogue system’s main purpose is to improve human-machine communica- tion. Users interact directly with the system that creates sentences conditioned by the previous context. There are …

Referential Choice: Predictability and Its Limits
AA Kibrik, MV Khudyakova, GB Dobrov… – Frontiers in …, 2016 – frontiersin.org
We report a study of referential choice in discourse production, understood as the choice between various types of referential devices, such as pronouns and full noun phrases. Our goal is to predict referential choice, and to explore to what extent such prediction is possible. Our approach …

Agent-Based Meeting Scheduler
A CESTA, D D’ALOISI – Computational Models of Mixed-Initiative …, 2013 – books.google.com
… 1. Introduction The term mixed-initiative usually refers to dialogue systems (Walker & Whittaker, 1990), in which the turns of conversation, along with an analysis of the type of utterances, determine which actor has control of the dialogue …

Can we Improve the User Experience of Chatbots with Personalisation?
D Duijst – 2017 – researchgate.net
… Exam- ples of ways to recognise structure in dialog acts can include adjacency pairs, exchanges, discourse segments and conversational games … (2009) propose evaluation metrics derived from the PARADigm for DIalogue System Evaluation (PARADISE) in their paper …

Text knowledge and object knowledge
A Rothkegel – 2015 – books.google.com
Page 1. BLOOMSEURY ACADEMIC COLLECTIONS LINGUISTICS: COMMUNICATION |N ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TEXT KNOWLEDGE AND OBJECT KNOWLEDGE Annely Rothkegel BLOOMSBURY Page 2. Page 3. Text Knowledge and Object Knowledge Page 4 …

Students’ language in computer-assisted tutoring of mathematical proofs
MA Wolska – svn.kwarc.info
… the study material having a priming-like effect. The results on the influence of the study material presentation have implications for the implementation of tutorial dialogue systems. On the one hand, more natural language, be …

The Oxford handbook of corpus phonology
J Durand, U Gut, G Kristoffersen – 2014 – books.google.com
… His research addresses both human speech processing (voice source modelling, intonation, pronunciation variation, speech pathology) and speech technology (automatic speech recognition and transcrip- tion, spoken dialogue systems, and computer-assisted language …

Using social agents to explore theories of rapport and emotional resonance
J Gratch, SH Kang, N Wang – Social Emotions in Nature and …, 2013 – books.google.com
… the listener. Such posture shifts, both for speakers and listeners, tend to occur at discourse segment boundar- ies and may function to help manage such transitions (Cassell, Nakano, Bickmore, Sidner, & Rich, 2001). When present …

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SE BRENNAN, AK KUHLEN… – Stevens’ Handbook of …, 2018 – books.google.com
… answer alone. Finally, computational approaches can implement models of language use (often using findings from these other approaches) to create working text generation programs or spoken dialogue systems. With these …

The Fiesta Data Model: A novel approach to the representation of heterogeneous multimodal interaction data
P Menke – 2016 – books.google.com
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Modeling Human-Robot-Interaction based on generic Interaction Patterns
J Peltason – 2014 – pub.uni-bielefeld.de
… RS98]. However, Collagen is not an actual dialog system, but intended as a plug-in for intelligent user interfaces … aspects. The focus stack contains hierarchical discourse segments, each contributing to a specific shared plan …

Towards Modeling Collaborative Task Oriented Multimodal Human-human Dialogues
L Chen – 2014 – search.proquest.com
… SmartKom was a mixed-initiative dialogue system with full symmetric multimodality: the combined input of speech, gesture, and facial … among focus of attention, choice of referring expression and perceived coherence of utterances within a discourse segment (Grosz et al., 1995) …

CLITIC PLACEMENT AND THE PROPERTIES OF THE INTONATIONAL PHRASE INSERBIAN
M MARKOVI, T MILIûEV – Selected Papers from SinFonIJA 3, 2013 – books.google.com
… Kuno 1975 and Reinhart 1983 for the analysis of preposed adverbials as’ scene-setters’ or topics, creating new discourse segments), as well as the different prosodic status of different types of preposed adverbs (specifically, the impossibility of’neutral’intonation with certain …

Italian Studies: Language and Linguistics
S Cruschina, EM Remberger – The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies, 2016 – JSTOR
Page 1. IX. ITALIAN STUDIES LANgUAgE AND LINgUISTIcS Silvio cruschina and Eva-Maria Remberger, University of Vienna 1. general Klump, Manuel, is the first volume of the de gruyter series Manual of Romance Languages …

Interpreting Straw Man Argumentation
F Macagno, D Walton – 2017 – Springer
… It provides analytical tools, namely, dialogue systems and profiles of dialogue, which can be used for reconstructing, evaluating, and establishing an interpretation and defusing manipulative tactics associated with straw man arguments. Introduction Page 18. 1 …

Syntactic and referential choice in corpus-based generation: modeling source, context and interactions
S Zarrieß – 2016 – elib.uni-stuttgart.de
Page 1. Syntactic and Referential Choice in Corpus-based Generation: Modeling Source, Context and Interactions Von der Fakultät für Informatik, Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik der Universität Stuttgart zur Erlangung …

Referential choice
AA Kibrik, MV Khudyakova, GB Dobrov, A Linnik… – 2016 – publishup.uni-potsdam.de
… in Nicolae et al. (2010). As these authors correctly state, “the most widely known coreference corpora < … > are annotated with relations between entities, not between discourse segments. The most widely known coherence …

Robust Methods for Content Analysis of Auditory Scenes
JT Geiger – 2015 – mediatum.ub.tum.de
… Audio recognition methods are also used in robotics. For example, service robots with a multimodal dialogue system can improve their understanding of the environ- ment with techniques for speech and audio recognition [10] …

Complex question answering: minimizing the gaps and beyond
SSA Hasan – 2013 – uleth.ca
… period of 1970 and 1990 in order to develop different types of QA systems that could be categorized as natural language database systems, dialogue systems, and reading compre- hension systems (Greenwood, 2005). After that, researchers focused on answering simple …

Emerging Trends in Personality Identification Using Online Social Networks—A Literature Survey
V Kaushal, M Patwardhan – … on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD), 2018 – dl.acm.org
… Some examples include recommendation systems (Roshchina et al. 2011), deception detection (Enos et al. 2006), authorship attribution (Luyckx and Daelemans 2008; Reiter and Sripada 2004), dialog systems (Funder and Sneed 1993; McLarney et al …

Embodied agents for long-term interaction
D Schulman – 2013 – search.proquest.com
… They are a subset of the larger category of conversational agents or dialogue systems: interfaces that interact with users through some form of conversation, typically natural language, whether spoken or textual. Compared to …

Prosody and Grammar in Kabardian
AAB Applebaum – 2013 – search.proquest.com
Prosody and Grammar in Kabardian. Abstract. This study provides a systematic phonetic analysis of the basic entities of Kabardian prosodic units above the word and investigates the predictability of prosodic units from grammatical and discourse factors …

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