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Workshop: Wordplay: When Language Meets Games

Prithviraj Ammanabrolu, Matthew Hausknecht, Eric Yuan, Marc-Alexandre Côté, Adam Trischler, Kory Mathewson, John Urbanek, Jason Weston, Mark Riedl

2020-12-12T06:00:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T15:00:00-08:00
Abstract: This workshop will focus on exploring the utility of interactive narratives to fill a role as the learning environments of choice for language-based tasks including but not limited to storytelling. A previous iteration of this workshop took place very successfully with over a hundred attendees, also at NeurIPS, in 2018 and since then the community of people working in this area has rapidly increased. This workshop aims to be a centralized place where all researchers involved across a breadth of fields can interact and learn from each other. Furthermore, it will act as a showcase to the wider NLP/RL/Game communities on interactive narrative's place as a learning environment. The program will feature a collection of invited talks in addition to contributed talks and posters from each of these sections of the interactive narrative community and the wider NLP and RL communities.


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2020-12-12T06:00:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T06:10:00-08:00
Opening Remarks
2020-12-12T06:10:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T06:50:00-08:00
Invited Talk - From Ground Truth to Grounded Truth - Dafna Shahaf
Dafna Shahaf
2020-12-12T06:50:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T07:00:00-08:00
Live QA - Dafna Shahaf
2020-12-12T07:00:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T07:20:00-08:00
Contributed talk - Process-Level Representation of Scientific Protocols with a Text-Based Game Annotation Interface - Ronen Tamari
Ronen Tamari
2020-12-12T07:20:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T08:05:00-08:00
Parallel Poster Session 1
2020-12-12T08:07:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T08:09:00-08:00
Speaker intro - Angela Fan
2020-12-12T08:09:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T08:32:00-08:00
Invited talk - LIGHT: Language in Games with Humans and Text - Angela Fan
Angela Fan
2020-12-12T08:32:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T08:40:00-08:00
Live QA - Angela Fan
2020-12-12T08:40:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T09:00:00-08:00
Contributed talk - The Game Engineer's Challenge: Generalizing and Grounding Language Abstractly and Concretely - Catherine Wong
Catherine Wong
2020-12-12T09:00:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T10:00:00-08:00
Lunch Break
2020-12-12T10:00:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T10:02:00-08:00
Speaker intro - Karthik Narasimhan
2020-12-12T10:02:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T10:47:00-08:00
Invited talk - Bringing Back Text Understanding into Text-based Games - Karthik Narasimhan
Karthik Narasimhan
2020-12-12T10:47:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T10:55:00-08:00
Live QA - Karthik Narasimhan
2020-12-12T10:55:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T11:15:00-08:00
Contributed talk - Towards Emotion-Aware Storytelling Using Reinforcement Learning - Faeze Brahman
Faeze Brahman
2020-12-12T11:15:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T11:17:00-08:00
Speaker Intro - Nanyun Peng
2020-12-12T11:17:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T12:02:00-08:00
Invited talk - Creative Language Generation: Stories, Sarcasms, and Similes - Nanyun Peng
Violet Peng
2020-12-12T12:02:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T12:10:00-08:00
Live QA - Nanyun Peng
2020-12-12T12:10:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T12:30:00-08:00
Coffee Break 2
2020-12-12T12:30:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T12:32:00-08:00
Speaker Intro - Nick Walton
2020-12-12T12:32:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T13:17:00-08:00
Invited talk - AI powered games that enable unlimited creativity in infinite worlds - Nick Walton
Nick Walton
2020-12-12T13:17:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T13:25:00-08:00
Live QA - Nick Walton
2020-12-12T13:25:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T13:45:00-08:00
Contributed talk - Playing Text-Based Games with Common Sense - Sahith Dambekodi
Sahith Dambekodi
2020-12-12T13:45:00-08:00 - 2020-12-12T14:30:00-08:00
Parallel Poster Session 2