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10 years 20 days ago
An Exploratory Study on Open Conversation Spaces in Global Software Engineering
Software engineering is by nature a highly collaborative activity and being able to collaborate effectively is a key factor for project success. However, collaborating effectivel...
Kevin Dullemond, Ben van Gameren, Rini van Solinge...
10 years 11 months ago
From Generating to Mining: Automatically Scripting Conversations Using Existing Online Sources
Hearing people argue opposing sides of an issue can be a useful way to understand the topic; however, these debates or conversations often don't exist. Unfortunately, generat...
Nathan D. Nichols, Lisa M. Gandy, Kristian J. Hamm...
10 years 11 months ago
Modeling Latent Biographic Attributes in Conversational Genres
This paper presents and evaluates several original techniques for the latent classification of biographic attributes such as gender, age and native language, in diverse genres (co...
Nikesh Garera, David Yarowsky
10 years 11 months ago
Don't tell anyone! Two Experiments on Gossip Conversations
The purpose of this study is to get a working definition that matches people's intuitive notion of gossip and is sufficiently precise for computational implementation. We con...
Jenny Brusk, Ron Artstein, David R. Traum
10 years 11 months ago
Towards Improving the Naturalness of Social Conversations with Dialogue Systems
We describe an approach to improving the naturalness of a social dialogue system, Talkie, by adding disfluencies and other content-independent enhancements to synthesized conversa...
Matthew Marge, João Miranda, Alan W. Black,...
10 years 11 months ago
Modeling Behavioral Manifestations of Coordination and Rapport over Multiple Conversations - Speaking Rate as a Relational Indic
Many potential applications of virtual agents require an agent to conduct multiple conversations with users. An effective and engaging agent should modify its behavior in realisti...
Daniel Schulman, Timothy W. Bickmore
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10 years 12 months ago
The SEMAINE corpus of emotionally coloured character interactions
We have recorded a new corpus of emotionally coloured conversations. Users were recorded while holding conversations with an operator who adopts in sequence four roles designed to...
Gary McKeown, Michel François Valstar, Rode...
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10 years 12 months ago
I hate you! Disinhibition with virtual partners
This paper presents a descriptive lexical analysis of spontaneous conversations between users and the 2005 Loebner prize winning chatterbot, Jabberwacky. The study was motivated i...
Antonella De Angeli, Sheryl Brahnam
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11 years 1 months ago
The role of educational software as a support for teaching and learning conversations
: Much recent educational research focuses on teaching and learning within classroom conversations. This raises the question of the role of ICT as a support for such conversations....
Rupert Wegerif
11 years 2 months ago
You Talking to Me? A Corpus and Algorithm for Conversation Disentanglement
When multiple conversations occur simultaneously, a listener must decide which conversation each utterance is part of in order to interpret and respond to it appropriately. We ref...
Micha Elsner, Eugene Charniak