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Kallirroi Georgila, Ron Artstein, Angela Nazarian, Michael Rushforth, David Traum, Katia Sycara: “An annotation scheme for cross-cultural argumentation and persuasion dialogues”

June 17, 2011 | Portland, OR

Speaker: Kallirroi Georgila, Ron Artstein, Angela Nazarian, Michael Rushforth, David Traum, Katia Sycara
Host: 12th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue

We present a novel annotation scheme for cross-cultural argumentation and persuasion dialogues. This scheme is an adaptation of existing coding schemes on negotiation, following a review of literature on cross-cultural differences in negotiation styles. The scheme has been refined through application to coding both two-party and multi-party negotiation dialogues in three different domains, and is general enough to be applicable to different domains with few if any extensions. Dialogues annotated with the scheme have been used to successfully learn culture-specific dialogue policies for argumentation and persuasion.