Publications

For publications prior to 2010 please see my University of Edinburgh publications page.


  • Paul A. Crook, Simon Keizer, Zhuoran Wang, Wenshuo Tang, and Oliver Lemon. "Real User Evaluation of a POMDP Spoken Dialogue System Using Automatic Belief Compression" To appear in Computer Speech and Language, 2014. Abstract:This article describes an evaluation of a POMDP-based spoken dialogue system (SDS), using crowdsourced calls with real users. The evaluation ...
    Posted 10 Apr 2014 11:42 by Paul Crook
  • Paul A. Crook, Zhuoran Wang, Xingkun Liu and Oliver Lemon. "A Statistical Spoken Dialogue System using Complex User Goals and Value Directed Compression" (A System Demonstration) Published in Proceedings of the European Chapter of Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2012), April 2012.Abstract:This paper presents the first demonstration of a statistical spoken ...
    Posted 26 Nov 2012 15:39 by Paul Crook
  • Kenneth C Scott-Brown, Julia Allan, Leif Azzopardi, Marjon van der Pol, Paul Crook, Mark Bamford, Claire Moncrieffe, Donna McAvoy & Ian Reynolds. "Service-Please: an interactive healthy eating serious game application for tablet computer" Published in  Proceedings of th e 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI 2012 - People & Computers XXVI) , Birmingham, UK, 12 - 14 September 2012. Abstract:While everyone knows that we ...
    Posted 24 Sep 2012 03:10 by Paul Crook
  • 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" Published in Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology (IWSDS) 2011, Granada, Spain, September 2011. Abstract:We explore the commonly stated assumption that the standard ...
    Posted 21 Sep 2011 06:52 by Paul Crook
  • Paul A. Crook and Oliver Lemon. "Lossless Value Directed Compression of Complex User Goal States for Statistical Spoken Dialogue Systems" Published in Proceedings of the 12thAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2011), Florence, Italy, August 2011. Abstract:This paper presents initial results in the application ...
    Posted 21 Sep 2011 06:54 by Paul Crook
  • Paul A. Crook and Oliver Lemon."Representing Uncertainty about Complex User Goals in Statistical Dialogue Systems" Published in Proceedings of the 11th annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGdial 2010), Tokyo, Japan, September 2010. Abstract: We point out several problems in scaling up statistical ...
    Posted 22 Jun 2011 07:05 by Paul Crook
  • Paul A. Crook and Oliver Lemon."Accurate Probability Estimation of Hypothesised User Acts for POMDP Approaches to Dialogue Management" Published 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: Current ...
    Posted 22 Jun 2011 07:05 by Paul Crook
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