Christian Saam


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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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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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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)