Publications

2015/ to appear

  1. Arash Eshghi and Patrick G. T. Healey, "Collective Contexts in Conversation: Grounding by Proxy", Cognitive Science: A multi-disciplinary journal, 2015.
  2. Oliver Lemon and Arash Eshghi, "Deep Reinforcement Learning for constructing meaning by `babbling' ", International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS), 2015 
  3. Arash Eshghi, Christine Howes, Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Julian Hough, and Matthew Purver, "Feedback in Conversation as Incremental Semantic Update", International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS), 2015 
    • Mary Ellen Foster, Amol Deshmukh, Srinivasan Janarthanam, Mei Yii Lim, Helen Hastie, and Ruth Aylett, "Influencing the Learning Experience Through Affective Agent Feedback in a Real-World Treasure Hunt" (Extended Abstract). In Proceedings of AAMAS, 2015
              • Amol Deshmukh, Aidan Jones, Srinivasan Janarthanam, Helen Hastie, Tiago Ribeiro, Ruth Aylett, Ana Paiva, Ginevra Castellano, Mary Ellen Foster, Lee Corrigan, Fotios Papadopoulos, Eugenio Di Tullio and Pedro Sequeira, "An Empathic Robotic Tutor in a Map Application" (Demonstration). In Proceedings of AAMAS, 2015.
              • Zhuoran Wang and Helen Hastie, "A Prototype for AUV Post-mission Debrief Generation from Metadata" (Demonstration). In Proceedings of AAMAS
    2015
  4. Zengtao Jiao, Zhuoran Wang, Guanchun Wang, Hao Tian, Hua Wu, Haifeng Wang "On the Granularity of Dialog Strategies: Insights from Large-scale Analyses of Two Commercial Travel Information Spoken Dialog Systems", AAAI Spring Symposium on Turn-taking and Coordination in Human-Machine Interaction, 2015 [video]

2014   

  1. Zhuoran Wang, Hongliang Chen, Guanchun Wang, Hao Tian, Hua Wu & Haifeng Wang "Policy Learning for Domain Selection in an Extensible Multi-domain Spoken Dialogue System".  Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2014 [pdf]

  2. Verena Rieser and Philippe Muller (eds.), Proceedings of the 18th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SEMDIAL), Edinburgh, 2014 [pdf]

  3. Srini Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon, "Adaptive Generation in Dialogue Systems using Dynamic User Modeling", Computational Linguistics, 40:4, p. 883-920, 2014. [pdf]

  4. Simon Keizer, Mary Ellen Foster, Zhuoran Wang, and Oliver Lemon, ``Machine Learning of Social Multi-Party Human-Robot Interaction'', ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, 4 (3), 2014  [link]
  5. Katrin S. Lohan, Sascha S. Griffiths, Alessandra Sciutti, Tim C. Partmann and Katharina J. Rohlfing, "Co-development of Manner and Path Concepts in Language, Action, and Eye-Gaze Behavior", Topics in Cognitive Science, 2014 [link]
  6. Paul Crook, Simon Keizer, Zhuoran Wang, Wenshuo Tang, and Oliver Lemon, "Real User Evaluation of a POMDP Spoken Dialogue System using Automatic Belief Compression", Computer Speech and Language, 28(4): 873-887, 2014 - Science Direct -   
  7. Verena Rieser, Oliver Lemon and Simon Keizer, "Natural Language Generation as Incremental Planning Under Uncertainty: Adaptive Information Presentation for Statistical Dialogue Systems", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (TASLP), Volume 22, Issue 5, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TASL.2014.2315271
  8. Dethlefs, N. ``Context-Sensitive Natural Language Generation: From Knowledge-Driven to Data-Driven Techniques''. Language and Linguistics Compass, 8: 99–115, 2014 doi: 10.1111/lnc3.12067 [pdf]
  9. Mary Ellen FosterManuel GiulianiAmy Isard, "Task-Based Evaluation of Context-Sensitive Referring Expressions in Human-Robot Dialogue",  Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, vol. 29, no. 8, pp. 1018-1034, 2014.    
  10. Ioannis Efstathiou and Oliver Lemon, "Learning non-cooperative dialogue behaviours",  SIGDIAL 2014 [pdf]
  11. Arash Eshghi and Oliver Lemon "How domain-general can we be? Learning incremental Dialogue Systems without Dialogue Acts",  SEMDIAL 2014
  12. Verena Rieser, Srinivasan Janarthanam, Andy Taylor, Yanchao Yu and Oliver Lemon, "SpeechCity: A Conversational City Guide based on Open Data", SEMDIAL 2014
  13. Ioannis Efstathiou and Oliver Lemon, "Learning to manage risks in non-cooperative dialogues",  SEMDIAL 2014
  14. Wenshuo Tang, Zhuoran Wang, Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon, "Sample Efficient Learning of Strategic Dialogue Policies", SEMDIAL 2014
  15. Verena Rieser and Amanda Cercas Curry. "Towards Generating Route Instructions Under Uncertainty: A Corpus Study". SEMDIAL 2014
  16. Aimilios Vourliotakis, Ioannis Efstathiou and Verena Rieser. "Detecting Deception in Non-Cooperative Dialogue: A Smarter Adversary Cannot be Fooled That Easily". SEMDIAL 2014
  17. Callum Main, Zhuoran Wang and Verena Rieser. "Towards Deep Learning for Dialogue State: Tracking Using Restricted Bolzman Machines and Pretraining". SEMDIAL 2014
  18. Dimitra Gkatzia, Verena Rieser, Alexander McSporran, Alistair McGowan, Alasdair Mort and Michaela Dewar. "Generating Verbal Descriptions from Medical Sensor Data: A Corpus Study on User Preferences". Health Informatics Scotland (HIS'14). Glasgow, 2014.
  19. Simon Keizer, Mary Ellen Foster, Andre K. Gaschler, Manuel Giuliani, Amy Isard, Oliver Lemon, "Handling uncertain input in multi-user human-robot interaction",  23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2014
  20. Simon Keizer, Pantelis Kastoris, Mary Ellen Foster, Amol Deshmukh, Oliver Lemon, "Evaluating a social multi-user interaction model using a Nao robot", 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2014
  21. Peter McKenna, Oliver Lemon, Martin Corley, Daniel Boa, Gnanathusharan Rajendran, "One step at a time: Multimodal interfaces and children's executive functioning",  4th International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EPIROB) 2014 [link]
  22. Mary Ellen Foster, "Validating Attention Classifiers for Multi-Party Human-Robot Interaction", In Proceedings of the HRI 2014 Workshop on Attention Models in Robotics, 2014.    
  23. Nina Dethlefs, Heriberto Cuayáhuitl, Helen Hastie, Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon, "Cluster-based Prediction of User Ratings for Stylistic Surface Realisation", EACL 2014
  24. Dimitra Gkatzia, Helen Hastie, and Oliver Lemon, ''Finding middle ground? Multi-objective Natural Language Generation from time-series data'',  EACL 2014
  25. Eshrag Refaee and Verena Rieser, "An Arabic Twitter Corpus for Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis". 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14). Reykjavik, Iceland, 2014.
  26. Eshrag Refaee and Verena Rieser. "Can We Read Emotions from a Smiley Face? Emoticon-based Distant Supervision for Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis of Arabic Twitter Feeds." LREC'14. 5th International Workshop on EMOTION, SOCIAL SIGNALS, SENTIMENT & LINKED OPEN DATA. Reykjavik, Iceland, 2014.
  27. Eshrag Refaee and Verena Rieser. "Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis of Arabic Twitter Feeds with Limited Resources." LREC'14 Workshop on Free/Open-Source Arabic Corpora and Corpora Processing Tools (OSACT). Reykjavik, Iceland, 2014.
  28. Eshrag Refaee and Verena Rieser. Evaluating Distant Supervision for Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis on Arabic Twitter Feeds. In: Arabic NLP workshop (ANLP, with EMNLP-2014) Qatar, 2014.
  29. Mary Ellen Foster, Simon Keizer, and Oliver Lemon,``Action Selection Under Uncertainty for a Socially Aware Robot Bartender'', Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2014
  30. Srinivasan Janarthanam, Helen Hastie, Amol Deshmukh, Ruth Aylett, "Towards a serious game playing empathic robotic tutorial dialogue system", Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2014
  31. Srini Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon, "Multi-threaded Interaction Management for Dynamic Spatial Applications'', EACL 2014 (Dialogue in Motion Workshop)
  32. Mackaness, W.A. Bartie, P. Dalmas, T., Janarthanam, S., Lemon, O., Liu X., Webber B., ``Talk the Walk and Walk the talk: Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Spoken Dialogue System for Route Following and City Learning'', Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, 2014.
  33. Ioannis Efstathiou and Oliver Lemon, "Learning non-cooperative behaviour for dialogue agents" European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI), 2014
  34. Oliver Lemon, Srini Janarthanam, and Verena Rieser, "Reinforcement Learning Approaches to NLG in Interactive Systems", in Natural Language Generation in Interactive Systems, eds. S. Bangalore and A. Stent, Cambridge University Press, 2014 [link]

2013

  1. Mary Ellen Foster, Manuel Giuliani, and Amy Isard. "Task-Based Evaluation of Context-Sensitive Referring Expressions in Human-Robot Dialogue". Language and Cognitive Processes, In Press.
  2. Kerstin Fischer, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Chrystopher Nehaniv, and Hagen Lehmann, "Effects of Different Kinds of Robot Feedback", Social Robotics2013
  3. Kerstin Fischer, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Joe Saunders, Chrystopher Nehani, Britta Wrede, and Katharina Rohlfing, "The Impact of the Contingency of Robot Feedback on HRI", CTS 2013, 4th International Workshop on Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction
  4. Katrin Solveig Lohan, Kerstin Fischer, Christian Dondrup, and Chrystopher Nehaniv, "Where do people look when tutoring a robot?", HRI 2013-Face-to-face-Workshop
  5. Katrin Solveig Lohan, Francesco Rea, and Giorgio Metta, "Can a robotic attention system simulate infant gazing behavior?", Ro-Man 2013
  6. Alessandra Sciutti, Katharina Rohlfing, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Benjamin Koch and Gustaf Gredeback, "Language as meddler in infants' proactive gaze behavior'', Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development 2013.
  7. Konstantinos Theofilis, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Chrystopher Nehaniv, Kerstin Dautenhahn and  Britta Wrede, "Temporal Emphasis for Goal Extraction in Task Demonstration to a Humanoid Robot by Naive Users", ICDL-EPIROB 2013
  8. Ellen Gurman Bard, Robin Hill, Mary Ellen Foster, and Manabu Arai. "Tuning accessibility of referring expressions in situated dialogue". Language and Cognitive Processes, In Press.
  9. Markus Guhe, Alex Lascarides, Kevin O’Connor, and Verena Rieser. "Effects of Belief and Memory on Strategic Negotiation". In The 17th workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (DamDial'13), Amsterdam, 2013.
  10. Simon Keizer, Pantelis Kastoris, Mary Ellen Foster, Amol Deshmukh and Oliver Lemon, "User evaluation of a multi-user social interaction model implemented on a Nao robot" ICSR workshop "Robots in Public Spaces", 2013
  11. Manuel Giuliani, Ronald P. A. Petrick, Mary Ellen Foster, Andre Gaschler, Amy Isard, Maria Pateraki, Markos Sigalas, "Comparing Task-based and Socially Intelligent Behaviour in a Robot Bartender", In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), 2013.
  12. Mary Ellen Foster, Andre Gaschler, Manuel Giuliani, "How Can I Help You? Comparing Engagement Classification Strategies for a Robot Bartender", In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), 2013
  13. Heriberto Cuayáhuitl, Nina Dethlefs, Helen Hastie, Oliver Lemon, "BARGE-IN EFFECTS IN BAYESIAN DIALOGUE ACT RECOGNITION AND SIMULATION", Proc. of ASRU 2013
  14. William Mackaness, Phil Bartie, Tiphaine Dalmas, Srini Janarthanam, Oliver Lemon, Xingkun Liu and Bonnie Webber, "Talking Maps: Guiding City Tourists using Smartphone Technology"  State of the Map Scotland Conference, 2013
  15. Simon Keizer, Mary Ellen Foster, Oliver Lemon, Andre Gaschler, and Manuel Giuliani, "Training and evaluation of an MDP model for social multi-user human-robot interaction", SIGDIAL 2013 [pdf]
  16. Zhuoran Wang and Oliver Lemon, "A Simple and Generic Belief Tracking Mechanism for the Dialogue State Tracking Challenge: On the believability of observed information", SIGDIAL 2013 (Nominated for Best Paper award) [pdf]
  17. Heriberto Cuayáhuitl, Nina Dethlefs, Helen Hastie, and Oliver Lemon, "Impact of ASR N-Best Information on Bayesian Dialogue Act Recognition", SIGDIAL 2013 [pdf]
  18. Heriberto Cuayáhuitl, Martijn van Otterlo, Nina Dethlefs, and Lutz Frommberger, "Machine Learning for Interactive Systems and Robots: A Brief Introduction", MLIS 2013
  19. Helen Hastie, Marie-Aude Aufaure, Panos Alexopoulos, Heriberto Cuayáhuitl, Nina Dethlefs, Milica Gasic, James Henderson, Oliver Lemon, Xingkun Liu, Peter Mika, Nesrine Ben Mustapha, Verena Rieser, Blaise Thomson, Pirros Tsiakoulis, Yves Vanrompay, Boris Villazon-Terrazas and Steve Young, "Demonstration of the PARLANCE system: a data-driven incremental, spoken dialogue system for interactive search", SIGDIAL 2013 (demo) [pdf]
  20. Srinivasan Janarthanam, Oliver Lemon, Xingkun Liu, Phil Bartie, William Mackaness and Tiphaine Dalmas, "A Multithreaded Conversational Interface for Pedestrian Navigation and Question Answering", SIGDIAL 2013 (demo) [pdf]
  21. Arash Eshghi, Julian Hough, and Matthew Purver, "Incremental Grammar Induction from Child-Directed Dialogue Utterances", Cognitive Modelling and Computational Linguistics Workshop at ACL 2013
  22. Ronald P. A. Petrick and Mary Ellen Foster, "Planning for Social Interaction in a Robot Bartender Domain". In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), 2013.  Best Paper Award: Novel Applications Track
  23. Srinivasan Janarthanam,  Oliver Lemon,  Phil Bartie, Tiphaine Dalmas, Xingkun Liu, William Mackaness, and Bonnie Webber, "Evaluating a City Exploration Dialogue System with Integrated Question-Answering and Pedestrian Navigation", Proc. ACL 2013 [pdf]
  24. Nina Dethlefs, Helen Hastie, Heriberto Cuayahuitl and Oliver Lemon, "Conditional Random Fields for Responsive Surface Realisation using Global Features", Proc. ACL 2013
  25. William Mackaness, Phil Bartie, Tiphaine Dalmas, Srini Janarthanam, Oliver Lemon, Xingkun Liu and Bonnie Webber, "SpaceBook: Designing and Evaluating Spoken  Dialogue Based Systems for Urban Exploration", GISRUK 2013
  26. G. Rajendran, K. Porayska-Pomsta, T. Smith, O. Lemon & the  ECHOES consortium, "The Echoes Technology-Enhanced Learning Environment: Facilitating Social Communication Skills in Children with Autism", The International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR),  2013

Books

  1. Oliver Lemon and Olivier Pietquin (eds.) "Data-driven Methods for Adaptive Spoken Dialogue Systems: Computational Learning for Conversational Interfaces", Springer, October 2012 (ISBN: 
    146144802)  [buy from Amazon] [buy from Springer]
  2. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon "Reinforcement Learning for Adaptive Dialogue Systems:   ,  Springer,  2011 (ISBN 978-3-642-24941-9) [via Amazon] [buy from Springer]
  3.  (Lemon, Janarthanam, Rieser, Dethlefs, Cuayahuitl, Hastie) - several chapters in "Natural Language Generation in Interactive Systems", Cambridge University Press, 2014

2012

  1. Jason D. WilliamsKai YuBrahim Chaib-draaOliver LemonRoberto PieracciniOlivier PietquinPascal Poupart, and Steve Young, "Introduction to the Issue on Advances in Spoken Dialogue Systems and Mobile Interfaces". Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 6(8): 889-890, 2012
  2. Paul Crook, Zhuoran Wang, Xingkun Liu, Oliver Lemon, "A Statistical Spoken Dialogue System using Complex User Goals and Lossless Value Directed Compression " EACL 2012 [pdf]
  3. Zhuoran Wang and Oliver Lemon, "A NONPARAMETRIC BAYESIAN APPROACH TO LEARNING MULTIMODAL INTERACTION MANAGEMENT" in proceedings of Spoken Language Technology (SLT), 2012 
  4. Mary Ellen Foster, Andre Gaschler, Manuel Giuliani, Amy Isard, Maria Pateraki, and Ronald P. A. Petrick, “Two people walk into a bar: Dynamic multi-party social interaction with a robot agent,” in Proceedings ICMI, Santa Monica, CA, 2012.
  5. Pietquin, O. and Hastie, H. "A survey on metrics for the evaluation of user simulations". The Knowledge Engineering Review, Cambridge University Press, 2012 [link].
  6. Oliver Lemon, "Conversational Interfaces", in Data-driven Methods for Adaptive Spoken Dialogue Systems: Computational Learning for Conversational Interfaces, Springer, 2012
  7. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon, "Developing Dialogue Managers from Limited amounts of Data", in Data-driven Methods for Adaptive Spoken Dialogue Systems: Computational Learning for Conversational Interfaces, Springer, 2012 
  8. Oliver Lemon, Srini Janarthanam, and Verena Rieser, "Statistical Approaches to Adaptive Natural Language Generation", in Data-driven Methods for Adaptive Spoken Dialogue Systems: Computational Learning for Conversational Interfaces, Springer, 2012
    • Mary Ellen Foster, Simon Keizer, Zhuoran Wang and Oliver Lemon, "Machine Learning of Social States and Skills for Multi-Party Human-Robot Interaction", Proc. Machine Learning for Interactive Systems (MLIS), 2012 [proceedings, pdf]
    • Ron Petrick and Mary Ellen Foster, "What would you like to drink? Recognising and planning with social states in a robot bartender domain",  In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Cognitive Robotics (CogRob 2012), Toronto, 2012.
    • Nina Dethlefs, Verena Rieser, Helen Hastie and Oliver Lemon, "Towards Optimising Modality Allocation for Multimodal Output Generation in Incremental Dialogue", Proc. Machine Learning for Interactive Systems (MLIS), 2012 [proceedings, pdf]
    • Srinivasan Janarthanam, Oliver Lemon, Xingkun Liu, Phil Bartie, William Mackaness, Tiphaine Dalmas and Jana Goetze, "Conversational Natural Language interaction for Place-related Knowledge Acquisition"Spatial Cognition, P-KAR workshop,  2012 [pdf]
    • Verena Rieser, Oliver Lemon, and Simon Keizer. "Opponent Modelling for Optimising Strategic Dialogue". The 16th workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SeineDial'12). Paris, 2012.
    • N. Asher, A. Lascarides,O. Lemon, M. Guhe, V. Rieser, P. Muller, S. Afantenos, F. Benamara, L. Vieu and P. Denis, S. Paul, S. Keizer and C. Degremont. "Modelling Strategic Conversation: the STAC project." The 16th workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SeineDial'12). Paris, 2012.
    • Stergos Afantenos, Nicholas Asher, Farah Benamara, Anais Cadilhac, Cedric Degremont, Pascal Denis, Markus Guhe, Simon Keizer, Alex Lascarides, Oliver Lemon, Philippe Muller, Soumya Paul, Verena Rieser, Laure Vieu, "Developing a corpus of strategic conversation in The Settlers of Catan." The 16th workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SeineDial'12). Paris, 2012 [pdf]
    • Srini Janarthanam, Oliver Lemon, Xingkun Liu, Phil Bartie, William Mackaness, Tiphaine Dalmas and Jana Goetze, "A spoken dialogue system for pedestrian city exploration: integrating navigation, visibility, and Question-Answering", (demonstration system), The 16th workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SeineDial'12). Paris, 2012.
    • Zhuoran Wang and Oliver Lemon "Time-Dependent Infinite POMDPs for Planning Real-World Multimodal Interactions", Formal and Computational approaches to Multimodal Communication, ESSLLI 2012.
    • Ronald P. A. Petrick, Mary Ellen Foster, and Amy Isard. "Social state recognition and knowledge-level planning for human-robot interaction in a bartender domain". In Proceedings of the AAAI 2012 Workshop on Grounding Language for Physical Systems, Toronto, July 2012.
    • S. Afantenos, N. Asher, F. Benamara, A. Cadilhac, C. Degremont, P. Denis, M. Guhe, S. Keizer, A. Lascarides, O. Lemon, P. Muller, S. Paul, V. Popescu, V. Rieser, and L. Vieu. "Developing a corpus of strategic conversation in the Settlers of Catan". In Noriko Tomuro and Jose Zagal, editors, Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Games and NLPGAMNLP, 2012.
    • Srinivasan Janarthanam, Oliver Lemon, Xingkun Liu, Phil Bartie, William Mackaness, Tiphaine Dalmas, and Jana Goetze, "Integrating Location, Visibility, and Question-Answering in a Spoken Dialogue System for Pedestrian City Exploration", Proc. SIGDIAL 2012
    • Nina Dethlefs, Helen Hastie, Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon "Optimising Incremental Dialogue Decisions Using Information Density for Interactive Systems" EMNLP-CONLL 2012
    • Srinivasan Janarthanam, Oliver Lemon, and Xingkun Liu, "A Web-based Evaluation Framework for Spatial Instruction-Giving Systems"ACL 2012.
    • Nina Dethlefs and Heriberto Cuayahuitl, "Comparing HMMs and Bayesian Networks for Surface Realisation", NAACL-HLT 2012
    • Nina Dethlefs, Helen Hastie, Verena Rieser, and Oliver Lemon, "Optimising Incremental Generation for Spoken Dialogue Systems: Reducing the Need for Fillers by Optimising Waiting Time and Content Re-ordering", INLG 2012
    • Helen Hastie, Oliver Lemon and Nina Dethlefs "Incremental Spoken Dialogue Systems: Tools and Data", NAACL-HLT 2012
    • K. Porayska-Pomsta, C. Frauenberger,  H. Pain, G. Rajendran, T. Smith, R. Menzies, M. E. Foster,  A. Alcorn, S. Wass, S. Bernardini, K. Avramides, W. Keay-Bright, J. Chen, A. Waller, K. Guldberg,  J. Good, and O. Lemon, "Developing technology for autism: an interdisciplinary approach"Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 16(2), 2012.
    • Avramides, K., Bernardini, S., Foster, M. E., Frauenberger, C., Kossyvaki, L., and Mademtzi, M. (2012). State-of-the-art in TEL to support social communication skill development in children with autism: a multi-disciplinary review. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 4(5/6):359–372.

    2011

    1. Paul A. Crook, Brieuc Roblin, Hans-Wolfgang Loidl and Oliver Lemon. "Parallel Computing and Practical Constraints when applying the Standard POMDP Belief Update Formalism to Spoken Dialogue Management"International Workshop Series on Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology (IWSDS), 2011 
    2. Paul A. Crook and Oliver Lemon. "Lossless Value Directed Compression of Complex User Goal States for Statistical Spoken Dialogue Systems"Interspeech 2011[bibtex]
    3. Verena Rieser, Simon Keizer, Oliver Lemon, and Xingkun Liu, "Adaptive Information Presentation for Spoken Dialogue Systems: Evaluation with human subjects"ENLG 2011 
    4. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. "Learning and Evaluation of Dialogue Strategies for new Applications: Empirical Methods for Optimization from Small Data Sets"Computational Linguistics37(1), 2011.
    5. Srini Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon, ``The GRUVE Challenge: Generating Routes under Uncertainty in Virtual Environments'', Proceedings of  ENLG / Generation Challenges, 2011
    6. Alyssa Alcorn, Helen Pain, Gnanathusharan Rajendran, Tim Smith,  Oliver Lemon, Kaska Porayska-Pomsta, Mary Ellen Foster, Katerina Avramides, Christopher Frauenberger, Sara Bernardini, ``Social Communication between Virtual Characters and Children with Autism'', Artificial Intelligence and Education, (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Volume 6738/2011, p. 7-14), 2011  [pdf] 
    7. Oliver Lemon, "Learning what to say and how to say it: joint  optimization of spoken dialogue management and Natural Language Generation", Computer Speech and Language, Volume 25, Issue 2, pages 210-221, April 2011
    8. Alan W Black, Susanne Burger, Alistair Conkie, Helen Hastie, Simon Keizer, Oliver Lemon, Nicolas Merigaud, Gabriel Parent, Gabriel Schubiner, Blaise Thomson, Jason D. Williams, Kai Yu, Steve Young and Maxine Eskenazi, "Spoken Dialog Challenge 2010: Comparison of Live and Control Test Results", SIGDIAL 2011 
    9. Srinivasan Janarthanam, Helen Hastie, Oliver Lemon and Xingkun Liu,  " 'The day after the day after tomorrow? ' A machine learning approach to adaptive temporal expression generation: training and evaluation with real users", SIGDIAL 2011
    10. Elaine Farrow and Oliver Lemon, "Adding Sign Language Animation to the ECHOES Multimodal Technology Enhanced Learning Environment". Second International Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology (SLTAT) Dundee, October 2011. [poster]
    11. O. Lemon and  O. Pietquin, "Introduction to Special Issue on Machine Learning for Adaptivity in Spoken Dialogue Systems". ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing, 7(3), 2011.
    12. O. Lemon, "Computational Learning in Adaptive Systems for Spoken Conversation: the CLASSiC Project"IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2011 [link]

    2010

    1. Hastie, H., Merigaud, N., Liu, X. and Lemon, O. (2010) "Let's Go DUDE!" Using the Spoken Dialogue Challenge to Teach Spoken Dialogue Development. In Proceedings of IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, Special Session on The Spoken Dialogue Challenge, 2010
    2. Srini Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon, "Learning to Adapt to Unknown Users: Referring Expression Generation in Spoken Dialogue Systems", ACL 2010 [pdf]
    3. Verena Rieser, Oliver Lemon and Xingkun Liu, "Optimising Information Presentation for Spoken Dialogue Systems", ACL 2010
    4. Myroslava O. Dzikovska, Johanna D. Moore, Natalie Steinhauser, Gwendolyn Campbell, Elaine Farrow, and Charles B. Callaway. "BEETLE II: a system for tutoring and computational linguistics experimentation", ACL 2010 (demo paper)
    5. Srini Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon, "Learning Adaptive Referring Expression Generation Policies for Spoken Dialogue Systems", in Empirical Methods in Natural Language Generation, LNCS 5970, p. 67-84, 2010
    6. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. "Natural Language Generation as Planning under Uncertainty for Spoken Dialogue Systems", in Empirical Methods in Natural Language Generation, LNCS 5970, p. 105-120, 2010 
    7. Oliver Lemon, Srini Janarthanam, and Verena Rieser "Generation under Uncertainty", Generation Challenges / INLG, 2010
    8. Manuel Giuliani, Mary Ellen Foster, Amy Isard, Colin Matheson, Jon Oberlander, and Alois Knoll. "Situated Reference in a Hybrid Human-Robot Interaction System." In Proceedings of INLG 2010, Trim, Ireland, July 2010. 
    9. Paul A. Crook and Oliver Lemon "REPRESENTING UNCERTAINTY ABOUT COMPLEX USER GOALS IN STATISTICAL DIALOGUE SYSTEMS", SIGDIAL, 2010. 
    10. Srinivasan Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon, "ADAPTIVE REFERRING EXPRESSION GENERATION IN SPOKEN DIALOGUE SYSTEMS: EVALUATION WITH REAL USERS", SIGDIAL, 2010 [pdf]
    11. Heriberto Cuayáhuitl, Steve Renals, Oliver Lemon, Hiroshi Shimodaira, "Evaluation of a hierarchical reinforcement learning spoken dialogue system", Computer Speech and Language, 24(2):395-429, 2010.
    12. Mary Ellen Foster, Katerina Avramides, Sara Bernardini, Jingying Chen, Christopher Frauenberger, Oliver Lemon, and Kaska Porayska-Pomsta. "Supporting Children's Social Communication Skills through Interactive Narratives with Virtual Characters". In Proceedings of ACM Multimedia 2010, Florence, Italy, October 2010.
    13. Myroslava O. Dzikovska, Diana Bental, Johanna D. Moore, Natalie Steinhauser, Gwendolyn Campbell, Elaine Farrow, and Charles B. Callaway. "Intelligent tutoring with natural language support in the BEETLE II system". In Proceedings of Fifth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2010), October, Barcelona.
    14. Mary Ellen Foster and Jon Oberlander. "User Preferences Can Drive Facial Expressions: Evaluating an Embodied Conversational Agent in a Recommender Dialogue System". In User Modeling and User-Adapted InteractionVol. 20, Number 4, p. 341-381, 2010. doi:10.1007/s11257-010-9080-6

      2009

      1. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon, "Learning Human Multimodal Clarification Strategies", Journal of  Natural Language Engineering, 16 (1), 3-23, 2009.
      2. Matthew Frampton and Oliver Lemon, "Recent research advances in Reinforcement Learning in Spoken Dialogue Systems"Knowledge Engineering Review, 24(4): 375-408, 2009.
      3. Xingkun Liu and  Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon, "A Wizard-of-Oz interface to study Information Presentation strategies for Spoken Dialogue Systems", in Proc. First Europe-Asia Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology Workshop, 2009.
      4. Oliver Lemon and Ioannis Konstas, "User Simulations for Context-sensitive Speech Recognition in Spoken Dialogue Systems",  in proceedings European Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), 2009 [Pdf]
      5. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon, "Natural Language Generation as Planning under Uncertainty for Spoken Dialogue Systems",  in proceedings European Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL),  2009 [Pdf]
      6. Kallirroi Georgila, Oliver Lemon,  James Henderson, Johanna Moore, "Automatic annotation of context and speech acts for dialogue corpora",  Journal of  Natural Language Engineering, 15(3): 315-353, 2009.
      7. Srini Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon, "Learning Lexical Alignment Policies for Generating Referring Expressions for Spoken Dialogue Systems", European workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG), 2009
      8. Srini Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon, "A Wizard-of-Oz environment to study Referring Expression Generation in a Situated Spoken Dialogue Task", European workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG), 2009
      9. Helen Hastie, Xingkun Liu and  Oliver Lemon, "Automatic Generation of Information State Update Dialogue Systems that Dynamically Create Voice XML, as Demonstrated on the iPhone", Proc of SIGDIAL (demo paper), 2009. [Pdf]
      10. Srinivasan Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon, "A Two-Tier User Simulation Model for Reinforcement Learning of Adaptive Referring Expression Generation Policies"Proc of SIGDIAL, 2009  [Pdf]
      11. Myroslava O. Dzikovska, Charles B. Callaway, Elaine Farrow, Johanna D. Moore, Natalie B. Steinhauser and Gwendolyn E. Campbell. "Dealing with Interpretation Errors in Tutorial Dialogue." Proc of SIGDIAL, 2009.
      12. Srini Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon, "A Data-driven method for Adaptive Referring Expression Generation in Automated Dialogue Systems: Maximising Expected Utility", Cognitive Science Conference, (Production of Referring Expressions workshop), 2009.
      13. Jingying Chen and Oliver Lemon, "Robust Facial Detection and Tracking for Head Pose Estimation in a Novel Multimodal Interface for Social Skills Learning",  BMVA meeting on Facial Analysis and Animation, 2009.
      14. Mary Ellen Foster, Manuel Giuliani, and Alois Knoll. "Comparing Objective and Subjective Measures of Usability in a Human-Robot Dialogue System". In Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2009), Singapore, August 2009. acl:P09-1099Bib | Pdf ]
      15. Mary Ellen Foster, Manuel Giuliani, Amy Isard, Colin Matheson, Jon Oberlander, and Alois Knoll. "Evaluating Description and Reference Strategies in a Cooperative Human-Robot Dialogue System". In Proceedings of the Twenty-first International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-09), Pasadena, California, July 2009. http://ijcai.org/papers09/Papers/IJCAI09-302.pdfBib | Pdf ]
      16. Paul A. Crook and Oliver Lemon, "Accurate Probability Estimation of Hypothesised User Acts for POMDP Approaches to Dialogue Management", in Proceedings of the 12th Annual Research Colloquium of the Special-interest group for Computational Linguistics in the UK and Ireland (CLUKI 2009), Dublin, April 2009. Abstract, pdf
      17. Ellen Gurman BardRobin HillManabu Arai, and Mary Ellen Foster. "Accessibility and Attention in Situated Dialogue: Roles and Regulations". In Proceedings of the CogSci 2009 Workshop on Production of Referring Expressions (PRE-Cogsci 2009), Amsterdam, July 2009. [ Bib | Pdf ]
      18. Diane Litman, Johanna Moore, Myroslava Dzikovska and Elaine Farrow. "Using Natural Language Processing to Analyze Tutorial Dialogue Corpora Across Domains and Modalities". In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED-2009).
      19. Elaine Farrow and Myroslava Dzikovska. "Context-dependent regression testing for natural language processing", Proceedings of the NAACL HLT Workshop on Software Engineering, Testing, and Quality Assurance for Natural Language Processing, Boulder Colorado (USA). June 2009.
      20. Gwendolyn E. Campbell, Natalie B. Steinhauser, Myroslava O. Dzikovska, Johanna D. Moore, Charles B. Callaway & Elaine Farrow. "The DeMAND coding scheme: A "common language" for representing and analyzing student discourse". In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED-2009), poster session.
      21. Cedric Boidin, Verena Rieser, Lonneke van der Plas, Oliver Lemon, Jonathan Chevelu, "Predicting How it Sounds: Re-Ranking Dialogue Prompts Based on TTS Quality for Adaptive Spoken Dialogue Systems", Interspeech 2009

      2008

      1. James Henderson, Oliver Lemon, and Kallirroi Georgila, "Hybrid Reinforcement / Supervised Learning of Dialogue Policies from Fixed Datasets", Computational Linguistics 34(4), 2008
      2. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon, "Does this list contain what you were searching for? Learning adaptive dialogue strategies for Interactive Question Answering"Journal of Natural Language Engineering, 15(1), 2008
      3. Oliver Lemon, "Adaptive Natural Language Generation in Dialogue using Reinforcement Learning" , SEMdial 2008
      4. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon, "Learning Effective Multimodal Dialogue Strategies from Wizard-of-Oz data: Bootstrapping and Evaluation", ACL 2008
      5. Srini Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon "User simulations for online adaptation and knowledge-alignment in Troubleshooting dialogue systems", SEMdial 2008
      6. Matthew Frampton and Oliver Lemon,"Using Dialogue Acts to learn better repair strategies for Spoken Dialogue Systems", ICASSP 2008
      7. Ivan Meza-Ruiz, Sebastian Riedel, Oliver Lemon, "Accurate Statistical Spoken Language Understanding from limited development resources", ICASSP 2008
      8. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon, "Simulation-based Learning of Optimal Multimodal Presentation Strategies from Wizard-of-Oz data", AISB MOG symposium 2008
      9. Oliver Lemon, Xingkun Liu, and Helen Hastie, "Advanced Dialogue Tools for Automatically Generating Information State Update Dialogue Systems from Business User Resources", (demonstration system), COLING 2008
      10. James Henderson and Oliver Lemon, "Mixture Model POMDPs for Efficient Handling of Uncertainty in Dialogue Management", ACL 2008
      11. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon, "Automatic Learning and Evaluation of User-Centered Objective Functions for Dialogue System Optimisation", Proceedings of Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2008.
      12. Matthew Frampton and Oliver Lemon,"Using Dialogue Acts to learn better repair strategies for Spoken Dialogue Systems", ICASSP 2008.
      13. Ivan Meza-Ruiz, Sebastian Riedel, Oliver Lemon, "Accurate Statistical Spoken Language Understanding from limited development resources", ICASSP 2008.
      14. Ellen Gurman Bard, Robin Hill, and Mary Ellen Foster. "What Tunes Accessibility of Referring Expressions in Task-Related Dialogue?" In Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2008), Washington, DC, July 2008. [ Bib | Pdf ]
      15. Mary Ellen Foster. "Automated metrics that agree with human judgements on generated output for an embodied conversational agent". In Proceedings of the 5th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2008), Salt Fork, Ohio, June 2008. acl:W08-1113Bib | Pdf ]
      16. Pujan Ziaie, Thomas Müller, Mary Ellen Foster, and Alois Knoll. "Using a Naive Bayes Classifier based on K-Nearest Neighbors with Distance Weighting for Static Hand-Gesture Recognition in a Human-Robot Dialog System". In Proceedings of the 13th International CSI Computer Conference (CSICC 2008), Kish Island, Iran, March 2008. [ Bib ]
      17. Paul A. Crook, Tim C. Lukins, James A. Heward and J. Douglas Armstrong,"Identifying semi-Invariant Features on Mouse Contours" Published in Proceedings of the 19th British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2008), Leeds, September 2008. Abstract, pdf.
      18. James A. Heward, Paul A. Crook, Tim C. Lukins, and J.Douglas Armstrong, "iBehave - application of supervised machine learning to behaviour analysis" Published in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research (Measuring Behavior 2008), Maastricht, August 2008.
      19. Tim C. Lukins, Mike Dewar, Paul A. Crook, James A. Heward, and J.Douglas Armstrong, "Automatically determining active investigation in rodents using contour analysis" Published in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research (Measuring Behavior 2008), Maastricht, August 2008.
      20. Mary Ellen Foster, Ellen Gurman Bard, Robin L. Hill, Markus Guhe, Jon Oberlander, and Alois Knoll. "The Roles of Haptic-Ostensive Referring Expressions in Cooperative, Task-based Human-Robot Dialogue". In Proceedings of the 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2008), Amsterdam, March 2008. doi:10.1145/1349822.1349861. [ Bib | Pdf ]
      21. Mary Ellen Foster, Manuel GiulianiThomas MüllerMarkus RickertAlois KnollWolfram ErlhagenEstela Bicho, Nzoji Hipólito, and Luís Louro. "Combining Goal Inference and Natural-Language Dialogue for Human-Robot Joint Action." In Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Combinations of Intelligent Methods and Applications (CIMA 2008) at ECAI 2008, Patras, Greece, July 2008. [ Bib | Pdf ]
      22. Ellen Gurman BardRobin Hill, and Mary Ellen Foster. "Who Tunes Accessibility of Referring Expressions in Task-Related Dialogue?",   in Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (Londial 2008), London, June 2008. [ Bib | Pdf ]
      23. Mary Ellen Foster and Colin Matheson. "Following assembly plans in cooperative, task-based human-robot dialogue". In Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (Londial 2008), London, June 2008. [ Bib | Pdf ]
      24. Myroslava Dzikovska, Gwendolyn Campbell, Charles Callaway, Natalie Steinhauser, Elaine Farrow, Johanna Moore, Leslie Butler and Colin Matheson. "Diagnosing natural language answers to support adaptive tutoring" In Proceedings of the 21st FLAIRS Conference, Miami, Florida, May 2008.

      Earlier papers

      1. Oliver Lemon, Alexander Gruenstein, and Stanley Peters, ``Collaborative Activities and Multi-tasking in Dialogue Systems: Towards natural dialogue with robots", Traitement Automatique des Langues: TAL 43(2): 131-154,  2002 [pdf]
      2. Oliver Lemon and Alexander Gruenstein, "Multithreaded context for robust conversational interfaces: context-sensitive speech recognition and interpretation of corrective fragments," ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM TOCHI), 11(3): 241-267, 2004 (1398 downloads from ACM, 4/11/14) [link]
      3. Oliver Lemon, Alexander Gruenstein, Randolph Gullett, Alexis Battle, Laura Hiatt, and Stanley Peters. "Generation of collaborative spoken dialogue contributions in dynamic task environments". In Reva Freedman and Charles Callaway, editors, AAAI Spring Symposium on Natural Language Generation, 2003 [pdf]

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