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
Shared Task on Data Collection and Annotation
Luis F. D’Haro, Bayan Abu Shawar, Zhou Yu
A Subjective Evaluation of Chatbot Engines
Amanda Cercas Curry and Verena Rieser
Wochat Chatbot User Experience Summary
Carla Gordon, Jessica Tin, Jeremy Brown, Elisabeth Fritzsch, Shirley Gabber
Sammy: a Friendly English/French/Italian Assistant
Rafael E. Banchs
Regular Expression Based Agents for Online Collection of Human-Chatbot Interactions
Lin Lue, Luis Fernando D’Haro
An Online Platform for crowd-Sourcing Data from Interactions with Chatbots
Luis Fernando D’Haro, Lue Lin
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
Collecting Better Training Data using Biased Agent Policies in Negotiation Dialogues
Vasily Konovalov, Oren Melamud, Ron Artstein and Ido Dagan
Toward Lexical Acquisition during Dialogues through Implicit Confirmation for Closed-Domain Chatbots
Kohei Ono, Ryu Takeda, Eric Nichols, Mikio Nakano and Kazunori Komatani
Transforming Chatbot Responses to Mimic Domain-specific Linguistic Styles
Siddhartha Banerjee, Prakhar Biyani and Kostas Tsioutsiouliklis
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)
Targeted Sentiment Analysis: Identifying Student Sentiment Toward Courses and Instructors
Charles Welch and Rada Mihalcea
Automated Questions for Chat Dialogues with a Student Office Virtual Agent
Mikulas Muron and Kristiina Jokinen
Prototyping Radiobots - Automatic Radio Talks Generator Considering Live Feedback from Listeners
Rafal Rzepka, Yasutomo Kimura, Yoshihito Tsuji and Keiichi Takamaru
A Dataset of Operator - client Dialogues Aligned with Database Queries for End-to-end Training
Ondřej Plátek and Filip Jurčíček
15:0015:20Coffee Break
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
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