Just Talking - Modelling Casual Conversation

Emer Gilmartin, Christian Saam, Carl Vogel, Nick Campbell, Vincent Wade


Abstract
Casual conversation has become a focus for artificial dialogue applications. Such talk is ubiquitous and its structure differs from that found in the task-based interactions which have been the focus of dialogue system design for many years. It is unlikely that such conversations can be modelled as an extension of task-based talk. We review theories of casual conversation, report on our studies of the structure of casual dialogue, and outline challenges we see for the development of spoken dialog systems capable of carrying on casual friendly conversation in addition to performing well-defined tasks.
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W18-5006
Volume:
Proceedings of the 19th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue
Month:
July
Year:
2018
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Melbourne, Australia
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SIGDIAL | WS
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SIGDIAL
Publisher:
Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
51–59
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URL:
https://aclanthology.org/W18-5006
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W18-5006
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Emer Gilmartin, Christian Saam, Carl Vogel, Nick Campbell, and Vincent Wade. 2018. Just Talking - Modelling Casual Conversation. In Proceedings of the 19th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue, pages 51–59, Melbourne, Australia. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Just Talking - Modelling Casual Conversation (Gilmartin et al., 2018)
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