[PLing] Guest talk by Vladislav Maraev at OFAI, 28 July at 18:30

Tristan Miller tristan.miller at ofai.at
Mon Jul 26 12:07:46 CEST 2021

Dear colleagues,

On Wednesday, 28 July at 18:30, Vladislav Maraev of the University of
Gothenburg will present a research talk at the Austrian Research
Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) entitled, "What does
laughter mean for a dialogue system?"  Members of the public are invited
to attend online via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 882 0220 6376
Passcode: 942782

Dipl. Vladislav Maraev, M.A. is a doctoral researcher at the Centre for
Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP), Department of
Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg,

Talk abstract: Laughter is a non-verbal social signal which is
omnipresent in our everyday interactions. Nevertheless, current spoken
dialogue systems are not equipped to understand and express the
contextual variety of meanings associated with it. In this talk I will
discuss our recent studies aimed at achieving this goal. In the first
part of my talk, I focus on the role of laughter in meaning construction
and attribution of communicative intents, showing how different dialogue
acts are characterised by specific laughter patterns. In the second
part, I will look at the particular instances of laughs in task-oriented
dialogue and propose a formal account for dealing with them in a
dialogue management component of spoken dialogue systems.

Tristan Miller

Dr.-Ing. Tristan Miller, Research Scientist
Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI)
Freyung 6/3, 1010 Vienna, Austria | Tel: +43 1 5324621 3
https://logological.org/ | https://punderstanding.ofai.at/

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