CODI 2020: Accepted Submissions

Long papers:

  • Analyzing Neural Discourse Coherence Models, Youmna Farag, Josef Valvoda, Helen Yannakoudakis and Ted Briscoe
  • Beyond Adjacency Pairs: Extracting Longer Regularities in Human-Machine Dialogues, Maitreyee Maitreyee
  • Computational Interpretation of Recency for the Choice of Referring Expressions in Discourse, Fahime Same and Kees van Deemter
  • Contextualized Embeddings for Connective Disambiguation in Shallow Discourse Parsing, René Knaebel and Manfred Stede
  • Do sentence embeddings capture discourse properties of sentences from Scientific Abstracts?, Laurine Huber, Chaker Memmadi, Mathilde Dargnat and Yannick Toussaint
  • Do We Really Need That Many Parameters In Transformer For Extractive Summarization? Discourse Can Help!, Wen Xiao, Patrick Huber and Giuseppe Carenini
  • DSNDM: Deep Siamese Neural Discourse Model with Attention for Text Pairs Categorization and Ranking, Alexander Chernyavskiy and Dmitry Ilvovsky
  • Exploring Coreference Features in Heterogeneous Data with Text Classification, Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski and Kerstin Kunz
  • Exploring Span Representations in Neural Coreference Resolution, Patrick Kahardipraja, Olena Vyshnevska and Sharid Loáiciga
  • Extending Implicit Discourse Relation Recognition to the PDTB-3, Li Liang, Zheng Zhao and Bonnie Webber
  • How does discourse affect Spanish-Chinese Translation? A case study based on a Spanish-Chinese parallel corpus, Shuyuan Cao
  • Using Type Information to Improve Entity Coreference Resolution, Sopan Khosla and Carolyn Rose

Short papers:

  • TED-MDB Lexicons: TrEnConnLex, PtEnConnLex, Murathan Kurfalı, Sibel Ozer, Deniz Zeyrek and Amália Mendes
  • Evaluation of Coreference Resolution Systems Under Adversarial Attacks, Haixia Chai, Wei Zhao, Steffen Eger and Michael Strube
  • Coreference for Discourse Parsing: A Neural Approach, Grigorii Guz and Giuseppe Carenini
  • Supporting Comedy Writers: Predicting Audience’s Response from Sketch Comedy and Crosstalk Scripts, Maolin Li
  • Joint Modeling of Arguments for Event Understanding, Yunmo Chen, Tongfei Chen and Benjamin Van Durme

Extended abtracts:

  • Unsupervised Inference of Data-Driven Discourse Structures using a Tree Auto-Encoder, Patrick Huber and Giuseppe Carenini
  • Large Discourse Treebanks from Scalable Distant Supervision, Patrick Huber and Giuseppe Carenini
  • Discourse for Argument Mining, and Argument Mining as Discourse, Diane Litman
  • Exploring aspects of similarity between spoken personal narratives by disentangling them into narrative clause types, Belen Saldias and Deb Roy

Additional presentations:

  • Free the Plural: Unrestricted Split-Antecedent Anaphora Resolution, Juntao Yu, Nafise Sadat Moosavi, Silviu Paun and Massimo Poesio
  • Multitask Learning-Based Neural Bridging Reference Resolution, Juntao Yu and Massimo Poesio


  • Converting the Point of View of Messages Spoken to Virtual Assistants, Isabelle G. Lee
  • A Hierarchical Network for Abstractive Meeting Summarization with Cross-Domain Pretraining, Chenguang Zhu
  • Dialogue Generation on Infrequent Sentence Functions via Structured Meta-Learning, Yifan Gao
  • Adapting Coreference Resolution to Twitter Conversations, Berfin AktaÅŸ
  • Social Commonsense Reasoning with Multi-Head Knowledge Attention, Debjit Paul
  • Composed Variational Natural Language Generation for Few-shot Intents, Congying Xia
  • Thinking Like a Skeptic: Defeasible Inference in Natural Language, Rachel Rudinger
  • Paraphrasing vs Coreferring: Two Sides of the Same Coin, Yehudit Meged