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Dialogues with Social Robots

Enablements, Analyses, and Evaluation

  • Kristiina Jokinen
  • Graham Wilcock

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 427)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. The Northernmost Spoken Dialogue Workshop

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kristiina Jokinen, Katri Hiovain, Niklas Laxström, Ilona Rauhala, Graham Wilcock
      Pages 3-19
  3. Methods and Techniques for Spoken Dialogue Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Roman Sergienko, Muhammad Shan, Alexander Schmitt
      Pages 23-37
    3. Hatim Khouzaimi, Romain Laroche, Fabrice Lefèvre
      Pages 53-66
    4. Takuya Hiraoka, Graham Neubig, Koichiro Yoshino, Tomoki Toda, Satoshi Nakamura
      Pages 67-78
    5. Kazunori Komatani, Tsugumi Otsuka, Satoshi Sato, Mikio Nakano
      Pages 79-91
    6. Tomo Horii, Hideaki Mori, Masahiro Araki
      Pages 119-127
    7. Florian Nothdurft, Pascal Bercher, Gregor Behnke, Wolfgang Minker
      Pages 129-141
  4. Socio-Cognitive Language Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Takumi Takahashi, Kazuya Mera, Tang Ba Nhat, Yoshiaki Kurosawa, Toshiyuki Takezawa
      Pages 145-157
    3. Maxim Sidorov, Christina Brester, Stefan Ultes, Alexander Schmitt
      Pages 159-169
    4. Manex Serras, Naiara Perez, María Inés Torres, Arantza del Pozo
      Pages 171-182
    5. Hiroaki Sugiyama, Toyomi Meguro, Ryuichiro Higashinaka
      Pages 183-194
    6. Jun Deng, Xinzhou Xu, Zixing Zhang, Sascha Frühholz, Didier Grandjean, Björn Schuller
      Pages 195-203
  5. Towards Multilingual, Multimodal, Open Domain Spoken Dialogue Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Niklas Laxström, Graham Wilcock, Kristiina Jokinen
      Pages 207-219
    3. Javier Mikel Olaso, Pierrick Milhorat, Julia Himmelsbach, Jérôme Boudy, Gérard Chollet, Stephan Schlögl et al.
      Pages 221-232
    4. Zhou Yu, Vikram Ramanarayanan, Robert Mundkowsky, Patrick Lange, Alexei Ivanov, Alan W. Black et al.
      Pages 233-244
    5. Ming Sun, Yun-Nung Chen, Alexander I. Rudnicky
      Pages 257-269
    6. Maria Schmidt, Jan Niehues, Alex Waibel
      Pages 271-278
  6. Evaluation of Human–Robot Dialogue in Social Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Laurence Devillers, Guillaume Dubuisson Duplessis
      Pages 293-301
    3. Helen Hastie, Heriberto Cuayáhuitl, Nina Dethlefs, Simon Keizer, Xingkun Liu
      Pages 303-311
    4. Loredana Cerrato, Nick Campbell
      Pages 313-319
    5. Felix Schüssel, Marcel Walch, Katja Rogers, Frank Honold, Michael Weber
      Pages 321-329
    6. Andrea Vanzo, Danilo Croce, Emanuele Bastianelli, Guglielmo Gemignani, Roberto Basili, Daniele Nardi
      Pages 331-342
    7. Graham Wilcock, Niklas Laxström, Juho Leinonen, Peter Smit, Mikko Kurimo, Kristiina Jokinen
      Pages 343-351
  7. Dialogue Quality Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. Atsushi Otsuka, Toru Hirano, Chiaki Miyazaki, Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Toshiro Makino, Yoshihiro Matsuo
      Pages 355-365
    3. Stefan Ultes, Alexander Schmitt, Wolfgang Minker
      Pages 367-379
    4. Louisa Pragst, Stefan Ultes, Wolfgang Minker
      Pages 381-393
    5. Hideaki Mori, Atsushi Yasuda, Masahiro Araki
      Pages 395-402
    6. Romain Laroche, Aude Genevay
      Pages 403-410
    7. Timo Baumann, Casey Kennington, Julian Hough, David Schlangen
      Pages 421-432
  8. Dialogue State Tracking Challenge 4

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. Seokhwan Kim, Luis Fernando D’Haro, Rafael E. Banchs, Jason D. Williams, Matthew Henderson
      Pages 435-449
    3. Hongjie Shi, Takashi Ushio, Mitsuru Endo, Katsuyoshi Yamagami, Noriaki Horii
      Pages 451-463
    4. Franck Dernoncourt, Ji Young Lee, Trung H. Bui, Hung H. Bui
      Pages 475-485
  9. Kristiina Jokinen, Graham Wilcock
    Pages E1-E1
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 487-489

About this book


This book explores novel aspects of social robotics, spoken dialogue systems, human-robot interaction, spoken language understanding, multimodal communication, and system evaluation. It offers a variety of perspectives on and solutions to the most important questions about advanced techniques for social robots and chat systems. 

Chapters by leading researchers address key research and development topics in the field of spoken dialogue systems, focusing in particular on three special themes: dialogue state tracking, evaluation of human-robot dialogue in social robotics, and socio-cognitive language processing. 

The book offers a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in both academia and industry whose work involves advanced interaction technology and who are seeking an up-to-date overview of the key topics. It also provides supplementary educational material for courses on state-of-the-art dialogue system technologies, social robotics, and related research fields.


IWSDS 2016 Interaction Technology Human-Robot Dialogues Dialogue State Tracking Challenge Social Robotic Socio-cognitive Language Processing Multi-modal Interfaces Dialogue Modelling

Editors and affiliations

  • Kristiina Jokinen
    • 1
  • Graham Wilcock
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Behavioural SciencesUniversity of Helsinki Institute of Behavioural SciencesHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.University of Helsinki HelsinkiFinland

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