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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 ...
  • A Classification of Biases Relating to the Production, Dissemination and Consumption of News 

    Spillane, Brendan; Wade, Vincent (http://critical-media.org/, 2020-04-25)
    There are many difficulties in studying bias at the production, dissemination, or consumption stages of the news pipeline. These include the difficulty of identifying high quality empirical research, the lack of agreed ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Impact of Increasing and Decreasing the Professionalism of News Webpage Aesthetics on the Perception of Bias in News Articles 

    Spillane, Brendan; Wade, Vincent; Lawless, Séamus (Springer, 2020-07-19)
    This paper reports further results from a large study examining the impact of the visual aesthetics of news websites on the perception of bias in news articles. It focuses on the characteristic of professionalism, which ...
  • Increasing and Decreasing Perceived Bias by Distorting the Quality of News Website Design 

    Spillane, Brendan; Wade, Vincent; Lawless, Séamus (BCS Learning & Development Ltd, 2018)
    News website design has previously been shown to impact perceived credibility, and one of its core dimensions and measures, bias. This paper demonstrates that by adapting the quality of the visual presentation of webpages ...
  • Introducing ADELE: A personalized intelligent companion 

    Wade, Vincent; Spillane, Brendan (2017)
    This paper introduces ADELE, a Personalized Intelligent Companion designed to engage with users through spoken dialog to help them explore topics of interest. The system will maintain a user model of information consumption ...
  • Issues Relating to Trust in Care Agents for the Elderly 

    Spillane, Brendan; Gilmartin, Emer; Saam, Christian; Wade, Vincent (ACM, 2019-08-22)
    There is increasing academic interest in and commercial development of care agents to assist with the care of the elderly in the home. This paper defines some of the under-explored questions and issues relating to trust. ...
  • Measuring Bias in News Websites, Towards a Model for Personalization 

    Spillane, Brendan; Wade, Vincent; Lawless, Séamus (2017)
    This poster briefly elucidates on a crowdsourced exploratory study demonstrating the impact of common features of news websites' design on perceived bias. Type of news website, user characteristics, and the overall design, ...
  • Perception of Bias: The Impact of User Characteristics, Website Design and Technical Features 

    Spillane, Brendan; Wade, Vincent; Lawless, Séamus (ACM, 2017)
    Bias, whether real or perceived by the user, is inherent in news media. In this paper, we demonstrate that user characteristics, the design and common technical features of news websites impact users' perception of bias. ...
  • Pilot Data Collection Survey and Analytical Techniques for Persuasion Engineering Systems 

    Spillane, Brendan; Wade, Vincent; Braca, Annye; Dondio, Pierpaolo (2019)
    Persuasive communication is learned from childhood and can further be refined through study and experience. The ability to persuade through effective argumentation is regarded as a sign of intelligence,enticing ...
  • PROVENANCE: An Intermediary-Free Solution for Digital Content Verification 

    Spillane, Brendan; Conlan, Owen (2021)
    The threat posed by misinformation and disinformation is one of the defining challenges of the 21st century. Provenance is designed to help combat this threat by warning users when the content they are looking at may be ...
  • Stitching together the conversation - considerations in the design of extended social talk 

    Vogel, Carl; Spillane, Brendan; Wade, Vincent; Campbell, Nick (2018)
    Spoken interaction mediates much human social and practical activity. Talk is not monolithic in form but rather weaves in and out of different genres. Practical tasks are peppered with lubricating social talk, while casual ...
  • Tabloidization versus Credibility: Short Term Gain for Long Term Pain 

    Spillane, Brendan; Wade, Vincent; Brady, Michael; Hoe, Isla; Wade, Vincent; Lawless, Séamus (ACM, 2020)
    Print news agencies have been under pressure from falling sales and advertising revenue and increased competition. As the Internet became the dominant medium, news agencies invested heavily in their websites and apps, ...
  • 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 ...