Vincent Wade


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An Empirical Study of Topic Transition in Dialogue
Mayank Soni | Brendan Spillane | Leo Muckley | Orla Cooney | Emer Gilmartin | Christian Saam | Benjamin Cowan | Vincent Wade
Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Computational Approaches to Discourse

Although topic transition has been studied in dialogue for decades, only a handful of corpora based quantitative studies have been conducted to investigate the nature of topic transitions. Towards this end, this study annotates 215 conversations from the switchboard corpus, perform quantitative analysis and finds that 1) longer conversations consists of more topic transitions, 2) topic transition are usually lead by one participant and 3) we found no pattern in time series progression of topic transition. We also model topic transition with a precision of 91%.


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Just Talking - Modelling Casual Conversation
Emer Gilmartin | Christian Saam | Carl Vogel | Nick Campbell | Vincent Wade
Proceedings of the 19th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue

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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The ADELE Corpus of Dyadic Social Text Conversations:Dialog Act Annotation with ISO 24617-2
Emer Gilmartin | Christian Saam | Brendan Spillane | Maria O’Reilly | Ketong Su | Arturo Calvo | Loredana Cerrato | Killian Levacher | Nick Campbell | Vincent Wade
Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)


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Annotation of greeting, introduction, and leavetaking in dialogues
Emer Gilmartin | Brendan Spillane | Maria O’Reilly | Christian Saam | Ketong Su | Benjamin R. Cowan | Killian Levacher | Arturo Calvo Devesa | Lodana Cerrato | Nick Campbell | Vincent Wade
Proceedings of the 13th Joint ISO-ACL Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation (ISA-13)


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From DBpedia and WordNet hierarchies to LinkedIn and Twitter
Aonghus McGovern | Alexander O’Connor | Vincent Wade
Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics: Resources and Applications


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Dual-Space Re-ranking Model for Document Retrieval
Dong Zhou | Seamus Lawless | Jinming Min | Vincent Wade
Coling 2010: Posters


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Latent Document Re-Ranking
Dong Zhou | Vincent Wade
Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing