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  • The ADELE Corpus of Dyadic Social Text Conversations:Dialog Act Annotation with ISO 24617-2 

    Campbell, Nick; Wade, Vincent; Spillane, Brendan; Gilmartin, Emer; O'Reilly, Maria; Saam, Christian; Su, Ketong; Clark Leigh; Cowan, Benjamin R.; Levacher, Killian; Calvo, Arturo; Cerrato, Loredana (European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 2018)
    Social or interactional dialog is less well described than task-based or instrumental dialog, although there is increasing interest in the genre, particularly in light of new spoken and text dialog applications which aim ...
  • ADELE: Care and companionship for independent aging 

    Wade, Vincent; Spillane, Brendan; Gilmartin, Emer; Saam, Christian; Cowan, Benjamin R. (2018)
    Dialogue system technology offers interesting prospects for services to seniors living independently. A spoken or text dialog system can support services such as monitoring medication adherence, fall prevention and ...
  • ADELE: Evaluating and Benchmarking an Artificial Conversational Care Agent 

    Spillane, Brendan; Saam, Christian; Gilmartin, Emer; Cowan, Benjamin R.; Wade, Vincent (http://casforhealth.org, 2020-04-26)
    This paper provides an overview of a planned experiment to evaluate the latest iteration of ADELE, an artificial conversational agent to aid in the care of the elderly. It is being evaluated against an earlier iteration ...
  • Annotation of greeting, introduction, and leavetaking in dialogues 

    Spillane, Brendan; Wade, Vincent; Campbell, Nick; Gilmartin, Emer; O'Reilly, Maria; Saam, Christian; Su, Ketong; Levacher, Killian; Cerrato, Loredana; Cowan, Benjamin R.; Clark, Leigh; Calvo, Arturo (2017)
    Dialogue act annotation aids understanding of interaction structure, and also in the design of artificial dialogue. While many dialogues can be described as task-based or instrumental, others are more interactional. These ...
  • Dialog acts in greeting and leavetaking in social talk 

    Wade, Vincent; Spillane, Brendan; Campbell, Nick; GIlmartin, Emer; O'Reilly, Maria; Su, Ketong; Saam, Christian; Cowan, Benjamin R. (2017)
    Conversation proceeds through dialogue moves or acts, and dialog act annotation can aid the design of artificial dialog. While many dialogs are task-based or instrumental, with clear goals, as in the case of a service ...
  • Identifying Topic Shift and Topic Shading in Switchboard 

    Spillane, Brendan; Wade, Vincent; Gilmartin, Emer; Saam, Christian; Clark, Leigh; Cowan, Benjamin R. (2018)
    This paper highlights some of the ongoing work on the ADELE project, namely the identification and annotation of topic shift and topic shading in the Switchboard-1 Release-2 corpus. The purpose of this is to train an ...
  • What makes a good conversation? Challenges in designing truly conversational agents 

    Clark, Leigh; Pantidi, Nadia; Cooney, Orla; Doyle, Philip; Garaialde, Diego; Edwards, Justin; Spillane, Brendan; Gilmartin, Emer; Murad, Christine; Munteanu, Cosmin; Wade, Vincent; Cowan, Benjamin R. (ACM, 2019-05)
    Conversational agents promise conversational interaction but fail to deliver. Efforts often emulate functional rules from human speech, without considering key characteristics that conversation must encapsulate. Given its ...