Dialog acts in greeting and leavetaking in social talk
Item Type:Conference Paper
Citation:Gilmartin, E., Spillane, B., O'Reilly, M., Su, K., Saam, C., Cowan, B.R., Campbell, N. & Wade, V., Dialog acts in greeting and leavetaking in social talk, 2017, 29-30
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 encounter or business meeting, many are more interactional in nature, as in friendly chats or longer casual conversations. Early research on dialogue acts focussed on transactional or task-based dialogue but work is now expanding to social aspects of interaction. We review how dialog annotation schemes treat non-task elements of dialog -- greeting and leave-taking sequences in particular. We describe the collection and annotation, using the ISO Standard 24617-2 Semantic annotation framework, Part 2: Dialogue acts, of a corpus of 187 text dialogues and study the dialog acts used in greeting and leave-taking.
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Author: Wade, Vincent; Spillane, Brendan; Campbell, Nick; GIlmartin, Emer; O'Reilly, Maria; Su, Ketong; Saam, Christian; Cowan, Benjamin R.
Type of material:Conference Paper
Series/Report no:ISIAA 2017 - Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGCHI International Workshop on Investigating Social Interactions with Artificial Agents, Co-located with ICMI 2017;
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Keywords:Human-centered computing, Natural language interfaces, Interaction design theory, Dialog acts
Subject (TCD):Digital Engagement , Dialogue Acts , Discourse & Dialogue , Greeting and Leave-taking , Social Dialogue