Fourth Workshop

on Chatbots and Conversational Agent Technologies and Dialogue Breakdown Detection Challenge (DBDC4)

Collocated with IWSDS 2019, in Sicily, Italy, April 24 2019

Background and Motivation

This is the sixth event of a "Workshop and Special Session Series on Chatbots and Conversational Agents". WOCHAT aims at bringing together researchers working on problems related to chat-oriented dialogue with the objective of promoting discussion and knowledge sharing about the state-of-the-art and approaches in this field, as well as coordinating a collaborative effort to collect/generate data, resources and evaluation protocols for future research in this area.

Shared Task on Data Collection and Annotation

The WOCHAT series also accomodates a Shared Task on Data Collection and Annotation for generating resources that can be made publicly availabe to the rest of the research community for further research and experimentation. In this shared task, human-machine dialogues are generated by using different online and offline chat engines, and annotations are generated following some basic provided guidelines.

Endorsing and Supporting Organizations

WOCHAT is endorsed by the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGdial) and supported by the Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS).
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Participating Organizations

WOCHAT is the result of a collaborative effort by participants from the following organizations:
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