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            2014

            To Appear: Dongho Kim, Catherine Breslin, Pirros Tsiakoulis, Milica Gasic, Matthew Henderson and Steve Young. Inverse Reinforcement Learning for Micro-Turn Management. In Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2014.

            To Appear: Milica Gasic, Dongho Kim, Pirros Tsiakoulis, Catherine Breslin, Matthew Henderson, Martin Szummer, Blaise Thomson and Steve Young. Incremental on-line adaptation of POMDP-based dialogue managers to extended domains. In Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2014.

            Helen Hastie, Marie-aude Aufaure, Panos Alexopoulos, Hugues Bouchard,Heriberto Cuayahuitl, Nina Dethlefs, Milica Gasic, James Henderson,Oliver Lemon, Xingkun Liu, Peter Mika, Nesrine Ben Mustapha, Tim Potter, Verena Rieser, Blaise Thomson, Pirros Tsiakoulis, YvesVanrompay, Boris Villazon-Terrazas, Majid Yazdani, Steve Young and Yanchao Yu.  The PARLANCE mobile app for interactive search in English and Mandarin. In Proceedings of SIGDIAL 2014, Philadelphia, USA, 2014. [PDF]

            M. Henderson, B. Thomson and S. Young. Word-Based Dialog State Tracking with Recurrent Neural Networks.  In Proceedings of SIGDIAL 2014, Philadelphia, PA. [PDF]

            Nina Dethlefs, Heriberto Cuayáhuitl, Helen Hastie, Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon (2014). Cluster-Based Prediction of User Ratings for Stylistic Surface Realisation. In Proceedings of the Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL). Gothenburg, Sweden. [PDF]

            Verena Rieser, Oliver Lemon and Simon Keizer (2014). Natural Language Generation as Incremental Planning Under Uncertainty: Adaptive Information Presentation for Statistical Dialogue Systems. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Volume 22, Issue 5, 2014. [link to paper]

            Y. Vanrompay, Mario Cataldi, M. Le Glouanec, M-A Aufaure, M. Lamolle, (2014). Sentiment Analysis for Dynamic User Preference Inference in Spoken Dialogue Systems. In Proceedings of the First Workshop on Semantic Sentiment Analysis (SSA) at ESWC2014, May 2014.

            2013

            C. Breslin, M. Gasic, M. Henderson, D. Kim, M. Szummer, B. Thomson, P. Tsiakoulis, K. Yu and S. Young (2013). Continuous ASR for Flexible Incremental Dialogue. In Proceedings Int Conf Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Vancouver, Canada. [PDF]

            S. Young, M. Gasic, B. Thomson and J. Williams (2013). POMDP-based Statistical Spoken Dialogue Systems: a Review. In Proceedings of IEEE, 101(5):1160-1179. [PDF]

            R. Blanco, B. B. Cambazoglu, P. Mika, N. Torzec, (2013). Entity Recommendations in Web Search, in Proceedings of ISWC. [link to paper]

            P. Alexopoulos, M. Wallace (2013), Towards Learning Personalized Semantic Relevance Paths In Dialogue Systems, In Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Semantic Media and Adaptation, Bayonne, France, December 12-13, 2013. [link to paper]

            J. Lang, J. Henderson (2013). Efficient Computation of Mean Truncated Hitting Times on Very Large Graphs. In Journal CoRR,  Cornell University. [PDF]

            P. Alexopoulos, J.M. Gómez-Pérez (2013). Interactive Acquisition of Fuzzy Ontological Knowledge in Dialogue Systems. In Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP '13). Banff, Canada, June 23-26, 2013. [link to paper] [bibtex]

            Heriberto Cuayahuitl, Nina Dethlefs, Helen Hastie, Oliver Lemon (2013). Barge-in Effects in Bayesian Dialogue Act Recognition and Simulation. In Proceedings of ASRU. [PDF]

            **Best Paper Award** M. Gasic, C. Breslin, M. Henderson, D. Kim, M. Szummer, B. Thomson, P. Tsiakoulis and S. Young (2013). POMDP-based dialogue manager adaptation to extended domains. In Proceedings of SIGDIAL'13, Metz, France.[PDF] [bibtex]

            M. Henderson, B. Thomson and S. Young (2013). Deep Neural Network Approach for the Dialog State Tracking Challenge. In Proceedings of SIGDIAL'13, Metz, France. [PDF]

            H. Hastie, M.A. Aufaure, P. Alexopoulos, H. Cuayahuitl, N. Dethlefs, M.  Gasic, J.  Henderson, O.  Lemon, X.  Liu, P. Mika, N. Ben Mustapha and  V. Rieser, B. Thomson, P. Tsiakoulis, Y. Vanrompay and B. Villazon-Terrazas and S. Young (2013). Demonstration of the PARLANCE system: a data-driven incremental, spoken dialogue system for interactive search. In Proceedings of SIGDIAL, Metz, France. [PDF] [bibtex]

            Heriberto Cuayahuitl, Nina Dethlefs, Helen Hastie, Oliver Lemon (2013). Impact of ASR N-Best Information on Bayesian Dialogue Act Recognition. In Proceedings of SIGDIAL. [pdf] [bibtex]

            Heriberto Cuayahuitl, Martijn van Otterlo, Nina Dethlefs, Lutz Frommberger (2013). Machine Learning for Interactive Systems and Robots: A Brief Introduction. In Proceedings of MLIS. [pdf] [bibtex]

            J. Lang and J. Henderson (2013). Graph-Based Seed Set Expansion for Relation Extraction Using Random Walk Hitting Times. In Proceedings of NAACL. [pdf] [bibtex]

            N. Dethlefs, H.Hastie, H. Cuayáhuitl and O. Lemon (2013). Conditional Random Fields for Responsive Surface Realisation Using Global Features. In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). Sofia, Bulgaria [pdf] [bibtex].

            Beibei Hu, Yves Vanrompay and Marie-Aude Aufaure (2013). PQMPMS: A Preference-enabled Querying Mechanism for Personalized Mobile Search, 7th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems 2013. [PDF]  [bibtex]

            Panos Alexopoulos, Marie-Aude Aufaure, Nesrine Ben-Mustapha, Hugues Bouchard, Jose Manuel Gómez Pérez, James Henderson, Beibei Hu, Joel Lang, Peter Mika, Yves Vanrompay (2013). Semantic Hyperlocal Search for Parlance Mobile Spoken Dialogue System. In Proceedings of the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2013). [pdf] [bibtex]

            Anja Belz and Helen Hastie (2013). Towards Comparative Evaluation and Shared Tasks for NLG in Interactive Systems. In Srinivas Bangalore and Amanda Stent (eds.), Natural Language Generation in Interactive Systems. Cambridge University Press (to appear).

            Yves Vanrompay, Manuele Kirsch-Pinheiro, Nesrine Ben Mustapha, Marie-Aude Aufaure (2013). Context-based Grouping and Recommendation in MANETs, In Kostas Kolomvatsos, Christos Anagnostopoulos and Stathes Hadjiefthymiades (eds.), Intelligent Technologies and Techniques for Pervasive Computing, IGI Global.[link to paper]

            M. Gasic, C. Breslin, M. Henderson, D. Kim, M. Szummer, B. Thomson, P. Tsiakoulis and S. Young (2013). On-line Policy Optimisation of Bayesian Spoken Dialogue Systems Via Human Interaction. In Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP).[PDF] [bibtex]



            • 2012

            • B. Thomson, M. Gasic, M. Henderson, P. Tsiakoulis, and S. Young. N-best error simulation for training spoken dialogue systems. In Proceedings of SLT, 2012. [PDF] [bibtex]

              M. Gasic, M. Henderson, B. Thomson, P. Tsiakoulis, and S. Young. Policy optimisation of POMDP-based dialogue systems without state space compression. In Proceedings of SLT, 2012. [PDF] [bibtex]

              M. Henderson, M. Gasic, B. Thomson, P. Tsiakoulis, K. Yu, and S.Young. Discriminative spoken language understanding using word confusion networks. In Proceedings of SLT, 2012.[PDF][bibtex]

              H.Hastie (2012). Metrics and Evaluation of Spoken Dialogue Systems. In Oliver Lemon and Olivier Pietquin (eds.), Data-Driven Methods for Adaptive Spoken Dialogue Systems Computational Learning for Conversational Interfaces, [link to paper].

              Y. Vanrompay, N. Ben Mustapha and M.A. Aufaure. Ontology-based User Preferences and Social Search for Spoken Dialogue Systems. In Proceedings of  7th International Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization, 2012. [PDF] [bibtex]

              A. Rae, V. Murdock, A. Popescu, and H. Bouchard. Mining the web for points of interest. In Proceedings of SIGIR, 2012 [PDF]
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            H.Hastie, O. Lemon, and N. Dethlefs. Incremental spoken dialogue systems: Tools and data. In Proceedings of NAACL-HLT Workshop on Future Directions and Needs in the Spoken Dialog Community: Tools and Data, 2012. [PDF] [bibtex]

            N. Dethlefs, H. Hastie, V. Rieser, and O. Lemon. Optimising incremental generation for information presentation of mobile search results. In Symposium: Influencing people with information, 2012. [prezi] [PDF] [bibtex]

            N. Dethlefs, H. Hastie, V. Rieser, and O. Lemon. Optimising Incremental Dialogue Decisions Using Information Density for Interactive Systems. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-CoNLL), Jeju, South Korea, 2012 [PDF] [bibtex]

            N. Dethlefs, H. Hastie, V. Rieser, and O. Lemon. Optimising incremental generation for spoken dialogue systems: Reducing the need for fillers. In Proceedings of INLG 2012, 2012. [PDF] [bibtex]

            N. Dethlefs and H. Cuayáhuitl.  Comparing HMMs and bayesian networks for surface realisation. In Proceedings of NAACL-HLT, 2012. [PDF] [bibtex]

            H.Cuayáhuitl, and N. Dethlefs. Dialogue Systems Using Online Learning: Beyond Empirical Methods. In Proceedings of NAACL-HLT Workshop on Future Directions and Needs in the Spoken Dialog Community: Tools and Data, 2012. [PDF] [bibtex]

            N. Dethlefs, V. Rieser, H. Hastie, and O. Lemon. Towards optimising modality allocation for multimodal output generation in incremental dialogue. In Proceedings of ECAI Workshop on Machine Learning for Interactive Systems: Bridging the Gap Between Language, Motor Control and Vision (MLIS-2012), 2012. [PDF] [bibtex]

            I. Tiddi, N. Ben Mustapha, Y. Vanrompay, and M.A. Aufaure. Ontology learning from open linked data and web snippets. In Proceeding of OTM 2012, OnToContent2012,  Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer 2012:434–443, 2012.[PDF] [bibtex]

            P. Alexopoulos, C. Ruiz (2012), “Optimizing Geographical Entity and Scope Resolution in Texts using Non-Geographical Semantic Information”, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing (SEMAPRO 2012), Barcelona, Spain, September 23-28, 2012. [PDF] [bibtex]

            P. Alexopoulos, C. Ruiz, J.M. Gomez-Perez (2012), “Scenario-Driven Selection and Exploitation of Semantic Data for Optimal Named Entity Disambiguation”, Proceedings of the Semantic Web and Information Extraction Workshop (SWAIE 2012), Galway, Ireland, October 8-12, 2012. [PDF] [bibtex]



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