Summary of the paper

Title Dialogue System Characterisation by Back-channelling Patterns Extracted from Dialogue Corpus
Authors Masashi Inoue and Hiroshi Ueno
Abstract In this study, we describe the use of back-channelling patterns extracted from a dialogue corpus as a mean to characterising text-based dialogue systems. Our goal was to provide system users with the feeling that they are interacting with distinct individuals rather than artificially created characters. An analysis of the corpus revealed that substantial difference exists among speakers regarding the usage patterns of back-channelling. The patterns consist of back-channelling frequency, types, and expressions. They were used for system characterisation. Implemented system characters were tested by asking users of the dialogue system to identify the source speakers in the corpus. Experimental results suggest that possibility of using back-channelling patterns alone to characterize the dialogue system in some cases even among the same age and gender groups.
Topics Corpus (Creation, Annotation, etc.), Dialogue, Person Identification
Full paper Dialogue System Characterisation by Back-channelling Patterns Extracted from Dialogue Corpus
Bibtex @InProceedings{INOUE16.689,
  author = {Masashi Inoue and Hiroshi Ueno},
  title = {Dialogue System Characterisation by Back-channelling Patterns Extracted from Dialogue Corpus},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
 }
Powered by ELDA © 2016 ELDA/ELRA