About me‎ > ‎Publications‎ > ‎

publications-by-type

(since 2005)

Books
  1. Verena Rieser. Bootstrapping Reinforcement Learning-based Dialogue Strategies from Wizard-of-Oz data.  Ph.D. thesis, Saarland University, Saarbruecken Dissertations in Computational Linguistics and Language Technology, Vol 28, Oct 2008.
  2. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. Reinforcement Learning for Adaptive Dialogue Systems: A Data-driven Methodology for Dialogue Management and Natural Language Generation. Book Series: Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing,  Springer,  2011 ( ISBN 978-3-642-24941-9). *
*Over 200 sales of printed copies and over 500 electronic downloads. Ranks amongst the 50% most downloaded eBooks in the relevant Springer eBook Collection in 2012.


Journal Articles

  1. Verena Rieser, Oliver Lemon and Simon Keizer. Natural Language Generation as Incremental Planning Under Uncertainty: Adaptive Information Presentation for Statistical Dialogue Systems. ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing (accepted for publication).
  2. Dave Murray-Rust, Verena Rieser, Derek T. Robinson, Vesna Milicic and Mark Rounsevell. Simulating land use dynamics for future scenarios and human well-being. Environmental Modelling & Software..
  3. D.T. Robinson, D. Murray-Rust, V. Rieser, V. Milicic, M. Rounsevell. Modelling the impacts of land system dynamics on human well-being: Using an agent-based approach to cope with data limitations in Koper, Slovenia. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. Available online 9 February 2012.
  4. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. Learning and Evaluation of Dialogue Strategies for new Applications: Empirical Methods for Optimization from Small Data Sets. In: Computational Linguistics Vol. 37, No. 1, Pages 153-196. March 2011.
  5. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. Learning Human Multimodal Dialogue Strategies. In: Journal of Natural Language Engineering. 2009. 
  6. 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 (special issue on Interactive Question Answering) 15 (1): 55-72, 2008.


Invited Book Chapters

  1. Oliver Lemon, Srini Janarthanam and Verena Rieser: Reinforcement Learning Approaches to Natural Language Generation in Interactive Systems. In: Srinivas Bangalore and Amanda Stent, editors, Natural Language Generation in Interactive Systems. Cambridge University Press. (in press).
  2. 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. Oliver Lemon and Olivier Pietquin (Editors). 2012.
  3. 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. Oliver Lemon and Olivier Pietquin (Editors). 2012.
  4. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon: Natural Language Generation as Planning Under Uncertainty for Spoken Dialogue Systems. In Krahmer, E. and Theune, M., editors, Empirical Methods in Natural Language Generation, volume 5980 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin / Heidelberg. 2010.
  5. Verena Rieser and Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová. Dialogsysteme. In: Cramer, Irene and Sabine Schulte im Walde (eds.): Studienbibliographie Computerlinguistik und Sprachtechnologie. (Studienbibliographien Sprachwissenschaft, 36) Im Auftrag des Instituts für Deutsche Sprache,pp.78--80, Mannheim,Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag Brigitte Narr (in German). 2005.


Peer-reviewed Conferences

  1. 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. 5th International Workshop on EMOTION, SOCIAL SIGNALS, SENTIMENT & LINKED OPEN DATA. Reykjavik, Iceland, 2014.
  2. Eshrag Refaee and Verena Rieser. Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis of Arabic Twitter Feeds with Limited Resources. Workshop on Free/Open-Source Arabic Corpora and Corpora Processing Tools (OSACT). Reykjavik, Iceland, 2014.
  3. Nina Dethlefs, Heriberto Cuayáhuitl, Helen Hastie, Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon: Cluster-based Prediction of User Ratings for Stylistic Surface Realisation. EACL 2014.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Marta Vallejo, Dave Corne and Verena Rieser. Marta Vallejo, Dave Corne and Verena Rieser. Evolving Urbanisation Policies: Using a Statistical Model to Accelerate Optimisation over Agent-Based Simulations. Accepted for: 5th Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Barcelona, 2013. . Accepted for: 5th Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Barcelona, 2013. 
  7. 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.
  8. N. Asher, A. Lascarides,d 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.
  9. Mark Rounsevell, Robert Dunford, Verena Rieser and Paula Harrison. Evaluating uncertainty in a multi-sectoral, climate change impacts and adaptation assessment: experiences from the CLIMSAVE project. Workshop on Uncertainty and Climate Change Adaptation. Lisbon, 2012.
  10. Nina Dethlefs, Verena Rieser, Helen Hastie and Oliver Lemon: Towards Optimising Modality Allocation for Multimodal Output Generation in Incremental Dialogue. In. Proc. ECAI2012. Workshop on Machine Learning for Interactive Systems (MLIS). 2012.
  11. Nina Dethlefs, Helen Hastie, Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. Optimising Incremental Dialogue Decisions Using Information Density for Interactive Systems. In: Proc. of Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Natural Language Learning (EMNLP-CoNLL 2012), July 12–14, 2012, Jeju, Korea.
  12. Nina Dethlefs, Helen Hastie, Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. Optimising Incremental Generation for Information Presentation of Mobile Search Results. In: Proceedings of the Symposium for Influencing People With Information. Aberdeen. 2012.
  13. 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.  International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG). 2012.
  14. Verena Rieser. Spatial-Temporal Optimisation for Adaptive Sustainable Forest Management. In: Workshop on Machine Learning for Sustainability (in association with NIPS'11). Granada, Spain, 2011. 
  15. Verena Rieser, Simon Keizer, Xingkun Liu and Oliver Lemon: Adaptive Information Presentation for Spoken Dialogue Systems: Evaluation with Human Subjects. In: 13th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG'11). Nancy, 2011.
  16. Verena Rieser, Derek T. Robinson, Dave Murray-Rust, Mark Rounsevell. 
A Comparison of Genetic Algorithms and Reinforcement Learning for Optimising Sustainable Forest Management. In: GeoComputation, London 2011.
  17. Derek T. Robinson, Dave Murray-Rust, Verena Rieser, Mark Rounsevell and Vensa Milicic. 
Estimating the impacts of land-use change on human well-being and the provision of ecosystem services. American Association of Geographer's Conference 2011.
  18. Dave Murray-Rust and Verena Rieser and Mark Rounsevell. Agent-Based Models for simulating peri-urban Land Use Relationships: A Proof-of-Concept Study. In: Managing the Urban Interface. Copenhagen 2010.
  19. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon and Xingkun Liu. Optimising Information Presentation for Spoken Dialogue Systems. In: 48th Annual Metting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL'10).
  20. Oliver Lemon and Srini Janarthanam and Verena Rieser. Generation under Uncertainty. In: International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG'10).
  21. Xingkun Liu and Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. A Wizard-of-Oz interface to study Information Presentation strategies for Spoken Dialogue Systems. In: Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS). 2009.
  22. Cedric Boidin and Verena Rieser and Lonneke van der Plas and Oliver Lemon and Jonathan Chevelu. Predicting how it sounds: Re-ranking dialogue prompts based on TTS quality for adaptive Spoken Dialogue Systems. In: Proceedings of the Interspeech Special Session: Machine Learning for Adaptivity in Spoken Dialogue. 2009.
  23. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. Natural Language Generation as Planning Under Uncertainty for Spoken Dialogue Systems. In: 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL). 2009.
  24. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. Learning Effective Multimodal Dialogue Strategies from Wizard-of-Oz data: Bootstrapping and Evaluation. In: Proc. of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL/HLT), Columbus, 2008.
  25. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. Automatic Learning and Evaluation of User-Centered Objective Functions for Dialogue System Optimisation. In: Proc. of the 6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Marrakech, 2008.
  26. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. Simulation-based Learning of Optimal Multimodal Presentation Strategies from Wizard-of-Oz data. In: Proc. of the AISB Symposium on Multimodal Output Generation (MOG), Aberdeen, 2008.
  27. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. Learning dialogue strategies for interactive database search. In: Proc of the 10th International Conference of Spoken Language Processing (Interspeech/ICSLP), Special Session on Machine Learning for Spoken Dialogue Systems, Antwerp, 2007.
  28. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon.  Using Machine Learning to Explore Human Multimodal Clarification Strategies. In: Proc. of the 21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (COLING/ACL), Sydney, 2006. 
  29. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. Cluster-based User Simulations for Learning Dialogue Strategies. In: Proc.\ of the 9th International Conference of Spoken Language Processing (Interspeech/ICSLP), Pittsburgh, 2006.
  30. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. Using Logistic Regression to Initialise Reinforcement-Learning-based Dialogue Systems. In: Proc.\ of the IEEE/ACL workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT), Palm Beach, Aruba, 2006. related material
  31. Kruijff-Korbayová,Tilman Becker, Nate Blaylock, Ciprian Gerstenberger, Michael Kaisser, Peter Poller, Verena Rieser, Jan Schehl. The Sammie Corpus of Multimodal Dialogues with an MP3 Player. In: Proc. of the 5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Genoa, 2006.
  32. Kruijff-Korbayová, Verena Rieser, Jan Schehl, Tilman Becker. The Sammie Multimodal Dialogue Corpus Meets the Nite XML Toolkit. In: Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on multi-dimensional Markup in Natural Language Processing (in association with EACL), Trento, 2006.
  33. Verena Rieser and Johanna Moore. Implications for Generating Clarification Requests in Task-oriented Dialogues. In: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-05), Ann Arbor.
  34. Verena Rieser and Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová and Oliver Lemon. A Corpus Collection and Annotation Framework for Learning Multimodal Clarification Strategies. In: Proc.\ of the 6th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue, Lisbon, 2005.
  35. Verena Rieser and Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová and Oliver Lemon. Towards Learning Multimodal Clarification Strategies. In: Proc.\ of the 7th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI), Doctoral Spotlight, Trento, 2005.
  36. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Nate Blaylock, Ciprian Gerstenberger, Verena Rieser, Tilman Becker, Michael Kaisser, Peter Poller, Jan Schehl. An Experiment Setup for Collecting Data for Adaptive Output Planning in a Multimodal Dialogue System. In: Proc.\ of the 10th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG), Aberdeen, 2005.
  37. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Nate Blaylock, Ciprian Gerstenberger, Verena Rieser, Tilman Becker, Michael Kaisser, Peter Poller, Jan Schehl. Presentation Strategies for Flexible Multimodal Interaction with a Music Player. In: Proc.\ of the 9th SEMdial Workshop on on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogues, Nancy, 2005.

Comments