Workshop on Chatbots and Conversational Agents (WOCHAT)

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
8:309:00Continental Breakfast
9:009:10Welcome message and workshop introduction by the organizers
9:1010:00Keynote Speech "Designing Bots and Other Systems that Can Hold up their End of the Conversation" Justine Cassell
10:0010:40Shared Task Reports
10:0010:04
Shared Task on Data Collection and Annotation
Luis F. D’Haro, Bayan Abu Shawar, Zhou Yu
10:0410:10
A Subjective Evaluation of Chatbot Engines
Amanda Cercas Curry and Verena Rieser
10:1010:16
Wochat Chatbot User Experience Summary
Carla Gordon, Jessica Tin, Jeremy Brown, Elisabeth Fritzsch, Shirley Gabber
10:1610:22
Sammy: a Friendly English/French/Italian Assistant
Rafael E. Banchs
10:2210:28
Regular Expression Based Agents for Online Collection of Human-Chatbot Interactions
Lin Lue, Luis Fernando D’Haro
10:2810:34
An Online Platform for crowd-Sourcing Data from Interactions with Chatbots
Luis Fernando D’Haro, Lue Lin
10:3410:40
Expert-generated vs. Crowd-sourced Annotations for Evaluating Chatting Sessions at the Turn Level
Rafael E. Banchs
10:4011:00Coffee Break
11:0012:20Research Paper Presentations
11:0011:20
Collecting Better Training Data using Biased Agent Policies in Negotiation Dialogues
Vasily Konovalov, Oren Melamud, Ron Artstein and Ido Dagan
11:2011:40
Toward Lexical Acquisition during Dialogues through Implicit Confirmation for Closed-Domain Chatbots
Kohei Ono, Ryu Takeda, Eric Nichols, Mikio Nakano and Kazunori Komatani
11:4012:00
Transforming Chatbot Responses to Mimic Domain-specific Linguistic Styles
Siddhartha Banerjee, Prakhar Biyani and Kostas Tsioutsiouliklis
12:0012:20
Comparing System-response Retrieval Models for Open-domain and Casual Conversational Agent
Franck Charras, Guillaume Dubuisson Duplessis, Vincent Letard, Anne-Laure Ligozat and Sophie Rosset
12:2013:40Lunch on your own.
13:4017:00Research Paper Presentations (continuation)
13:4014:00
Targeted Sentiment Analysis: Identifying Student Sentiment Toward Courses and Instructors
Charles Welch and Rada Mihalcea
14:0014:20
Automated Questions for Chat Dialogues with a Student Office Virtual Agent
Mikulas Muron and Kristiina Jokinen
14:2014:40
Prototyping Radiobots - Automatic Radio Talks Generator Considering Live Feedback from Listeners
Rafal Rzepka, Yasutomo Kimura, Yoshihito Tsuji and Keiichi Takamaru
14:4015:00
A Dataset of Operator - client Dialogues Aligned with Database Queries for End-to-end Training
Ondřej Plátek and Filip Jurčíček
15:0015:20Coffee Break
15:2015:40
On Dialogue Breakdown: Annotation and Detection - A report from the dialogue breakdown detection challenge
Kotaro Funakoshi, Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Michimasa Inaba, Yuka Kobayashi, Saku Sugawara, Katsuya Takanashi, Hiroko Otsuka, Hanae Koiso and Mayumi Bono
15:4016:00
The DialPort Portal: Grouping Diverse Types of Spoken Dialog Systems
Tiancheng Zhao, Kyusong Lee and Maxine Eskenazi
16:0016:30Discussion Session on Chat-oriented Dialogue Resources and Evaluation
16:3016:40Concluding remarks and workshop closing by the organizers