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  Journal papers


  1. James Henderson, Oliver Lemon, and Kallirroi Georgila, "Hybrid Reinforcement / Supervised Learning of Dialogue Policies from Fixed Datasets", Computational Linguistics 34(4): 487-512, 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. Matthew Frampton and Oliver Lemon, "Recent research advances in Reinforcement Learning in Spoken Dialogue Systems" , Knowledge Engineering Review,  24(4): 375-408, 2009.
  4. Steve Young, Milica Gasic, Simon Keizer, Francois Mairesse, Jost Schatzmann, Blaise Thomson and Kai Yu. "The Hidden Information State Model: a practical framework for POMDP-based spoken dialogue management",  Computer Speech and Language, 24(2), p. 150-174, 2010.
  5. Blaise Thomson and Steve Young. "Bayesian update of dialogue state: A POMDP framework for spoken dialogue systems". Computer Speech and Language, 24(4), p.562-588, 2010
  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. Matthieu Geist, Olivier Pietquin, and Gabriel Fricout. "From supervised to reinforcement learning:a kernel-based bayesian filtering framework". International Journal On Advances in Software, 2(1), 2009. accepted for publication.
  8. 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.

  9. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon, "Learning Human Multimodal Dialogue Strategies.", Journal of  Natural Language Engineering,  16(1): 3-23, 2009.
  10. 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, 25(2), 210-221, 2011
  11. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. "Learning and Evaluation of Dialogue Strategies for new Applications: Empirical Methods for Optimization from Small Data Sets".  Computational Linguistics,  37(1): 153–196, 2011.
  12. Kai Yu and Heiga Zen and Francois Mairesse and S. Young. "Context adaptive training with factorized decision trees for HMM-based statistical parametric speech synthesis", 2011, Speech Communication, accepted.
  13. F. Jurcicek and B. Thomson and S. Young. "Natural Actor and Belief Critic: Reinforcement algorithm for learning parameters of dialogue systems modelled as POMDPs", 2011, ACM TSLP Special issue: Machine Learning for Robust and Adaptive Spoken Dialogue Systems, to appear.
  14. K. Yu and S. Young. "Continuous F0 Modelling for HMM based Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis", 2011, IEEE Trans. Audio, Speech and Language Processing, to appear.
  15. S. Young. "Cognitive User Interfaces", 2011, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 27(3): 128-140.
  16. Pietquin, O. and Hastie, H. "A survey on metrics for the evaluation of user simulations". The Knowledge Engineering Review, Cambridge University Press (to appear). 
  17. Milica Gasic and Steve Young. Effective Handling of Dialogue State in the Hidden Information State POMDP Dialogue Manager, ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing, 7(3), 2011. 
  18. O. Lemon and  O. Pietquin  "Machine Learning for Adaptivity in Spoken Dialogue Systems"  (Editorial), Special Issue of ACM Transactions in Speech and Language Processing,  7(3), 2011.

 

 

  Conference Papers

 

2011

  1. Kai Yu and Steve Young. Joint modelling of voicing label and continuous F0 for HMM based speech synthesis". ICASSP 2011.
  2.   Lonneke van der Plas,  Paola Merlo, and James Henderson, ``Scaling up Cross-Lingual Semantic Annotation Transfer’’ in Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) 2011
  3. 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 
  4. 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
  5. Verena Rieser, Simon Keizer, Oliver Lemon, and Xingkun Liu, "Adaptive Information Presentation for Spoken Dialogue Systems: Evaluation with human subjects", ENLG (to appear)


2010

  1. Srini Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon, "Learning to Adapt to Unknown Users: Referring Expression Generation in Spoken Dialogue Systems", ACL 2010 
  2. Verena Rieser, Oliver Lemon and Xingkun Liu, "Optimising Information Presentation for Spoken Dialogue Systems", ACL 2010 
  3. F. Mairesse, M. Gasic, F. Jurcicek, S. Keizer, B. Thomson, K. Yu and S. Young.Phrase-based Statistical Language Generation using Graphical Models and Active Learning. In Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Uppsala, 2010.
  4. Kai Yu, Francois Mairesse and Steve Young. Word-level Emphasis Modelling in HMM-based Speech Synthesis, in Proceedings of ICASSP, Dallas, 2010
  5. Laroche, R. and Putois, G. and Bretier, P. "Optimising a Handcrafted Dialogue System Design", Proceedings of Interspeech, 2010
  6. Laroche, R. and Bretier, P. and Putois, G, "Enhanced Monitoring Tools and Online Dialogue Optimisation Merged into a New Spoken Dialogue System Design Experience" Proceedings of Interspeech, 2010
  7. Putois, G. and Laroche, R. and Bretier, P., "Enhanced Monitoring Tools and Online Dialogue Optimisation Merged into a New Spoken Dialogue System Design Experience", Proceedings of SIGDIAL, 2010
  8. Oliver Lemon, Srini Janarthanam, and Verena Rieser "Generation under Uncertainty", Generation Challenges / INLG, 2010 
  9. 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
  10. Paul A. Crook and Oliver Lemon "REPRESENTING UNCERTAINTY ABOUT COMPLEX USER GOALS IN STATISTICAL DIALOGUE SYSTEMS", SIGDIAL 2010 

  11. Srinivasan Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon, "ADAPTIVE REFERRING EXPRESSION GENERATION IN SPOKEN DIALOGUE SYSTEMS: EVALUATION WITH REAL USERS", SIGDIAL 2010 

     

2009

  1. M. Gašić, F. Lefevre, F. Jurcicek, S. Keizer, F. Mairesse, B. Thomson, K. Yu and Steve Young. Back-off Action Selection in Summary Space-Based POMDP Dialogue Systems, in Proceedings of ASRU, Merano, Italy, 2009.
  2. 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 International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems, 2009 
  3. Matthieu Geist, Olivier Pietquin, and Gabriel Fricout. "Tracking in reinforcement learning". In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2009), December 2009. Springer. to appear.
  4. A. Gesmundo, J. Henderson, P. Merlo, and I. Titov. "A latent variable model of synchronous syntactic-semantic parsing for multiple languages." In Proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL 2009): Shared Task, Boulder, Colorado, 2009.http://aclweb.org/anthology-new/W/W09/W09-1205.pdf
  5. I. Titov, J. Henderson, P. Merlo, and G. Musillo. "Online Graph Planarisation for Synchronous Parsing of Semantic and Syntactic Dependencies." In Proceedings of the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-09), Pasadena, USA, 2009. http://ijcai.org/papers09/Papers/IJCAI09-261.pdf
  6. Matthieu Geist, Olivier Pietquin, and Gabriel Fricout. "Kalman temporal differences: the deterministic case".  In IEEE International Symposium on Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning (ADPRL 2009), pages 185–192, Nashville, TN, USA, April 2009.
  7. Matthieu Geist, Olivier Pietquin, and Gabriel Fricout.   "Diff´erences temporelles de kalman".   In actes des Journ´ees Francophones de Planification, D´ecision et Apprentissage pour la conduite de syst`emes (JFPDA 2009), Paris, June 2009.
  8. Matthieu Geist, Olivier Pietquin, and Gabriel Fricout.  "Diff´erences temporelles de kalman : le cas stochastique". In actes des Journees Francophones de Planification, Decision et Apprentissage pour la conduite de systemes (JFPDA 2009), Paris, 2009.
  9. F. Lefevre, M. Gasic, F. Jurcicek, S. Keizer, F. Mairesse, B. Thomson, K. Yu, and S. Young. "k-Nearest Neighbor Monte-Carlo Control Algorithm for POMDP-based Dialogue Systems", SIGDial 2009.
  10. Srini Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon, "A Two-tier User Simulation Model for Reinforcement Learning of Adaptive Referring Expression Generation Policies", SIGDial 2009.
  11. 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.
  12. Helen Hastie, Xingkun Liu, and Oliver Lemon, "Automatic Generation of Information State Update Dialogue Systems that Dynamically Create Voice XML, as Demonstrated on the Google Android Phone",  SIGDial 2009.
  13. Romain Laroche, Ghislain Putois, Philippe Bretier and Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier,  "Hybridisation of Expertise and Reinforcement Learning in Dialogue Systems",  Interspeech 2009.
  14. Didier Cadic, Cédric Boidin, Christophe d'Alessandro, "Vocalic sandwich, a unit designed for unit selection TTS", Interspeech 2009
  15. Cedric Boidin, Olivier Boeffard, Thierry Moudenc, Géraldine Damnati, "Towards Intonation Control in Unit Selection Speech Synthesis", Interspeech 2009
  16. F. Jurcicek, M. Gasic, S. Keizer, F. Mairesse, B. Thomson, K. Yu, and S. Young, Transformation-based Learning for Semantic Parsing, Interspeech 2009
  17. 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, Special Session: Machine Learning for Adaptivity in Spoken Dialogue Systems
  18. Srini Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon, "Learning Adaptive Referring Expression Generation Policies for Spoken Dialogue Systems using Reinforcement Learning", SEMdial 2009 (Diaholmia)
  19. Paola Merlo and Lonneke van der Plas, "Abstraction and Generalisation in Semantic Role Labels: PropBank, VerbNet or both?", ACL 2009
  20. Srini Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon "Learning Lexical Alignment Policies for Generating Referring Expressions for Spoken Dialogue Systems", ENLG 2009 
  21. Srini Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon "A Wizard-of-Oz environment to study Referring Expression Generation in a Situated Spoken Dialogue Task", ENLG 2009
  22. K. Yu, T. Toda,  M. Gasic, S. Keizer, F. Mairesse, B. Thomson, and S. Young, "Probabilistic Modelling of F0 in Unvoiced Regions in HMM Based Speech Synthesis", Proceedings of ICASSP, 2009 
  23. F. Mairesse, M. Gasic, F. Jurcicek,  S. Keizer, B. Thomson, K. Yu, and S. Young, "Spoken Language Understanding from Unaligned Data using Discriminative Classification Models", Proceedings of ICASSP 2009 
  24. Oliver Lemon and Ioannis Konstas "User Simulations for Context-sensitive Speech Recognition in Spoken Dialogue Systems", EACL 2009. 
  25. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon, "Natural Language Generation as Planning under Uncertainty for Spoken Dialogue Systems", EACL 2009. 
  26. L. van der Plas, J. Henderson, P. Merlo, "Training a Parser on Artificially Fragmented Data for Spoken Language understanding."  CLIN 2009.

 

2008

  1. S. Keizer, M. Gasic, F. Mairesse, B. Thomson, K. Yu, and S. Young, "Modelling user behaviour in the HIS-POMDP dialogue manager", SLT 2008
  2. M. Gasic,  S. Keizer, F. Mairesse, J. Schatzmann, B. Thomson, K. Yu, and S. Young, "Training and Evaluation of the HIS POMDP Dialogue System in Noise", Proceedings of SIGDial 2008.
  3. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon, "Learning Effective Multimodal Dialogue Strategies from Wizard-of-Oz data: Bootstrapping and Evaluation" ACL 2008
  4. Oliver Lemon, "Adaptive Natural Language Generation in Dialogue using Reinforcement Learning", SEMdial 2008
  5. Srinivasan Janarthanam and Oliver Lemon, "User simulations for online adaptation and knowledge-alignment in Troubleshooting dialogue systems", SEMdial 2008 
  6. Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon, "Simulation-based Learning of Optimal Multimodal Presentation Strategies from Wizard-of-Oz data", AISB MOG symposium  
  7. James Henderson and Oliver Lemon, "Mixture Model POMDPs for Efficient Handling of Uncertainty in Dialogue Management", ACL 2008
  8. Romain Laroche , Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier, and Philippe Bretier  "Uncertainty Management in Dialogue Systems" in proceedings of  IPMU 2008
  9. Blaise Thomson et al.  "Evaluating semantic-level confidence scores with multiple hypotheses", Interspeech 2008
  10. Blaise Thomson et al.  "User study of the Bayesian Update of Dialogue State approach to dialogue management", Interspeech 2008
  11. Henderson, Merlo, Musillo, Titov, "A Latent Variable Model of Synchronous Parsing for Syntactic and Semantic Dependencies". In Proc CONLL 2008
  12. P. Merlo, G. Musillo.  “Semantic Parsing for High-Precision Semantic Role Labelling”, CONLL 2008


Book Chapters 

 
  1. 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
  2. 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

Others

  1. Verena Rieser. "Bootstrapping Reinforcement Learning-based Dialogue Strategies from Wizard-of-Oz data". PhD thesis. Saarbruecken dissertations in Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (Vol 28). Oct 2008 (note: this thesis was awarded  the "Dr Eduard-Martin-Preis" for best doctoral dissertation of Saarland University in the year 2008).

  2. "Interaction Lab looks to the future", Network Magazine, Heriot Watt University, winter 2009

  3. Verena Rieser, invited talk,  Institute for Phonetics and Speech Processing at Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich,  "Statistical Learning for Adaptive Dialogue Systems", 22/07/09

  4. Verena Rieser, invited talk,  Department of Computational Linguistics & Phonetics, Saarland University,   "Natural Language Generation as Planning Under Uncertainty for Spoken Dialogue Systems", 23/10/2009

  5. Philippe Bretier, YRRSDS 2009, Industry/company talks: "Contribution to the synergetic convergence between research and industry"

  6. Philippe Bretier, ISCA Student Student Panelist - Interspeech 2009 : Experience in Spoken Dialogue Systems - Research to industry transfers

  7. Philippe Bretier, Invited talk, Laboratoire d'Informatique d'Avignon, décembre 2009 : "Contribution to the synergetic convergence between research and industry"
  8. Merigaud, N. MSC THESIS 2010
  9. Laroche, R., PhD thesis, "Raisonnement sur les incertitudes et apprentissage pour les systemes de dialogue conventionnels", Universite Paris VI, France
  10. The CLASSiC project, web article, IEEE Signal Processing Society   http://www.signalprocessingsociety.org/technical-committees/list/sl-tc/spl-nl/2011-02/CLASSiC-project/ 2011
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