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LINGUIST List 25.2699

Wed Jun 25 2014

Confs: Semantics, Pragmatics, Computational Linguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 25-Jun-2014
From: Verena Rieser <v.t.rieserhw.ac.uk>
Subject: 18th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
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18th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
Short Title: SemDial


Date: 01-Sep-2014 - 03-Sep-2014
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contact: Verena Rieser
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/InteractionLab/Semdial/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

DialWatt will be the 18th edition of the SemDial workshop series, which aims to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience.

In 2014, the workshop will be hosted by the Interaction Lab (https://sites.google.com/site/hwinteractionlab/), Heriot-Watt University. DialWatt will be collocated with RO-MAN 2014 (http://rehabilitationrobotics.net/ro-man14/).The summer school in Psychological and Computational Models of Language Production (http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/k.vdeemter/pages/RefNet/index.html) and the world famous Edinburgh festival take place just before DialWatt. (http://www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk/planning-for-edinburgh-festivals-2014)

Technical Programme Chairs:

Verena Rieser (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)
Philippe Muller (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse)

Local Organisation:

Arash Eshghi (general chair)
Mary Ellen Foster (local organiser)
Andy Taylor (web admin)

Programme Committee:

Nicholas Asher, Timo Baumann,Luciana Benotti, Nate Blaylock, Holly Branigan, Valeria De Paiva, David Devault, Arash Eshghi, Raquel Fernández, Victor Ferreira, Kallirroi Georgila, Jonathan Ginzburg, Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Markus Guhe, Pat Healey, Anna Hjalmarsson, Amy Isard, Simon Keizer, Ruth Kempson, Alexander Koller, Pierre Lison, Staffan Larsson, Alex Lascarides, Colin Matheson, Gregory Mills, Chris Potts, Laurent Prévot, Matthew Purver, Hannes Rieser, David Schlangen, Gabriel Skantze, Amanda Stent, Matthew Stone, David Traum, Nigel Ward [further committee members tba]

SemDial Board Chairs:

Raquel Fernandez (University of Amsterdam)
David Schlangen (Bielefeld University)
http://www.illc.uva.nl/semdial/

Program:

Accepted Long Papers:

Markus Guhe and Alex Lascarides
Persuasion in Complex Games

Charles Ortiz and Jiaying Shen
Dynamic Intention Structures for Dialogue Processing

Robin Cooper
Phrase structure rules as dialogue update rules

Chris Cummins
Numerical expressions, implicatures and imagined prior context

Tim Meo, Brian Mcmahan and Matthew Stone
Generating and Resolving Vague Color References

Christine Howes, Julian Hough, Matthew Purver and Rose McCabe
Helping, I mean assessing psychiatric communication: An application of incremental self-repair detection

Daniel Magarreiro, Luísa Coheur and Francisco Melo
Using subtitles to deal with Out-of-Domain interactions

Ozge Alacam, Cengiz Acarturk and Christopher Habel
Referring Expressions in Discourse about Haptic Line Graphs

Antoine Venant, Nicholas Asher and Cédric Dégremont
Credibility and its Attacks

Simon Dobnik, John Kelleher and Christos Koniaris
Priming and Alignment of Frame of Reference in Situated Conversation

Arash Eshghi and Oliver Lemon
How domain-general can we be? Learning incremental Dialogue Systems without Dialogue Acts

Jesse Harris
Signaling Non-speaker commitment in Transparent Free Relatives: A paired Speaker-Hearer judgment study

Jérémy Perret, Stergos Afantenos, Nicholas Asher and Alex Lascarides
Revealing Resources in Strategic Contexts

Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, Stefania Racioppa, Bernd Kiefer, Elettra Oleari and Clara Pozzi
Analysis of the Responses to System-Initiated Off-Activity Talk in Human-Robot Interaction with Diabetic Children

Sara Moradlou and Jonathan Ginzburg
Learning to understand questions

Hendrik Buschmeier and Stefan Kopp
A dynamic minimal model of the listener for feedback-based dialogue coordination

Jon Stevens, Anton Benz, Sebastian Reuße, Ronja Laarmann-Quante and Ralf Klabunde
Indirect answers as potential solutions to decision problems



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