Conversational Search (Dagstuhl Seminar 19461)

Authors Avishek Anand, Lawrence Cavedon, Hideo Joho, Mark Sanderson, Benno Stein and all authors of the abstracts in this report

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Avishek Anand
  • Leibniz Universität Hannover, DE
Lawrence Cavedon
  • RMIT University - Melbourne, AU
Hideo Joho
  • University of Tsukuba - Ibaraki, JP
Mark Sanderson
  • RMIT University - Melbourne, AU
Benno Stein
  • Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, DE
and all authors of the abstracts in this report

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Avishek Anand, Lawrence Cavedon, Hideo Joho, Mark Sanderson, and Benno Stein. Conversational Search (Dagstuhl Seminar 19461). In Dagstuhl Reports, Volume 9, Issue 11, pp. 34-83, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2020)


Dagstuhl Seminar 19461 "Conversational Search" was held on 10-15 November 2019. 44 researchers in Information Retrieval and Web Search, Natural Language Processing, Human Computer Interaction, and Dialogue Systems were invited to share the latest development in the area of Conversational Search and discuss its research agenda and future directions. A 5-day program of the seminar consisted of six introductory and background sessions, three visionary talk sessions, one industry talk session, and seven working groups and reporting sessions. The seminar also had three social events during the program. This report provides the executive summary, overview of invited talks, and findings from the seven working groups which cover the definition, evaluation, modelling, explanation, scenarios, applications, and prototype of Conversational Search. The ideas and findings presented in this report should serve as one of the main sources for diverse research programs on Conversational Search.

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ACM Subject Classification
  • Computing methodologies → Artificial intelligence
  • Computer systems organization → Robotics
  • Information systems → Information retrieval
  • Human-centered computing → Human computer interaction (HCI)
  • discourse and dialogue
  • human-machine interaction
  • information retrieval
  • interactive systems
  • user simulation


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