Publications

  • 2018

    WMinker, SUltes and JMiehle
    Exploring the Impact of Elaborateness and Indirectness on User Satisfaction in a Spoken Dialogue System
    Adjunct Publication of the 26th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP), ACM, Singapore, pp. 165--172, July 2018
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    WMinker, SUltes and NRach
    Handling Unknown User Arguments in Argumentative Dialogue Systems
    Proceedings of the 32nd British Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI), Belfast, July 2018
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    B. Tseng, F. Kreyssig, P. Budzianowski, I. Casanueva, Y. Wu, S. Ultes and M. Gašić
    Variational Cross-domain Natural Language Generation for Spoken Dialogue Systems
    Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Melbourne, Australia, July 2018
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    I. Casanueva, P. Budzianowski, S. Ultes, F. Kreyssig, B. Tseng, Y. Wu and M. Gašić
    Feudal Dialogue Management with Jointly Learned Feature Extractors
    Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Melbourne, Australia, July 2018
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    L. Pragst and S. Ultes
    Changing the Level of Directness in Dialogue using Dialogue Vector Models and Recurrent Neural Network
    Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Melbourne, Australia, July 2018
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    S. Ultes, P. Budzianowski, I. Casanueva, L. Rojas-Barahona, B. Tseng, Y. Wu, S. Young and M. Gašić
    Addressing Objects and Their Relatio ns: The Conversational Entity Dialogue Model
    Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Melbourne, Australia, July 2018
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    I. Casanueva, P. Budzianowski, P. Su, S. Ultes, B. Tseng and M. Gašić
    Feudal Reinforcement Learning for Dialogue Management in Large Domains
    Proceedings of the 2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Volume 2 (Short Papers), Association for Computational Linguistics, New Orleans, Lousiana, pp. 714--719, June 2018
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    WMinker, SUltes, LPragst and NRach
    On the Vector Representation of Utterances in Dialogue Context
    Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), European Language Resources Association (ELRA), Paris, France, Miyazaki, Japan, May 2018
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    Expert Evaluation of a Spoken Dialogue System in a Clinical Operating Room
    Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), European Language Resources Association (ELRA), Miyazaki, Japan, May 2018
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    WMinker, SUltes and JMiehle
    What Causes the Differences in Communication Styles? A Multicultural Study on Directness and Elaborateness
    Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), European Language Resources Association (ELRA), Miyazaki, Japan, May 2018
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    WMinker, SUltes, NRach and SLanghammer
    Utilizing Argument Mining Techniques for Argumentative Dialogue Systems
    Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop On Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS), Singapore, May 2018
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    2017

    I. Casanueva, P. Budzianowski, P. Su, N. Mrkšić, T. Wen, S. Ultes, L. Rojas-Barahona, S. Young and M. Gašić
    A Benchmarking Environment for Reinforcement Learning Based Task Oriented Dialogue Management
    Proceedings of Deep Reinforcement Learning Symposium, 31st Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), December 2017
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    M. Gašić, N. Mrkšić, L. Rojas-Barahona, P. Su, S. Ultes, D. Vandyke, T. Wen and S. Young
    Dialogue Manager Domain Adaptation Using Gaussian Process Reinforcement Learning
    Computer Speech and Language, Vol. 45, pp. 552--569, September 2017
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    An Intelligent Digital Assistant for Clinical Operating Rooms
    Proceedings of the 21st Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SEMDIAL), pp. 164--165, August 2017
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    P. Su, P. Budzianowski, S. Ultes, M. Gašić and S. Young
    Sample-efficient Actor-Critic Reinforcement Learning with Supervised Data for Dialogue Management
    Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Association for Computational Linguistics, Saarbrücken, Germany, pp. 147--157, August 2017
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    S. Ultes, P. Budzianowski, I. Casanueva, N. Mrkšić, L. Rojas-Barahona, P. Su, T. Wen, M. Gašić and S. Young
    Domain-independent User Satisfaction Reward Estimation for Dialogue Policy Learning
    Proceedings of Interspeech, ISCA, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 1721--1725, August 2017
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    K. Lee, T. Zhao, Y. Du, E. Cai, A. Lu, E. Pincus, D. Traum, S. Ultes, L. Rojas-Barahona, M. Gašić, S. Young and M. Eskenazi
    DialPort, Gone Live: An Update After A Year of Development
    Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Association for Computational Linguistics, Saarbrücken, Germany, pp. 170--173, August 2017
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    S. Ultes, P. Budzianowski, I. Casanueva, N. Mrkšić, P. Su, T. Wen, M. Gašić and S. Young
    Reward-Balancing for Statistical Spoken Dialogue Systems using Multi-objective Reinforcement Learning
    Proceedings of the 18th Meeting of the Special Interest Group in Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDial), Association for Computational Linguistics, Saarbrücken, Germany, pp. 65--70, August 2017
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    P. Budzianowski, S. Ultes, P. Su, N. Mrkšić, T. Wen, I. Casanueva, L. Rojas-Barahona and M. Gašić
    Sub-domain Modelling for Dialogue Management with Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning
    Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Association for Computational Linguistics, Saarbrücken, Germany, pp. 86--92, August 2017
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    WMinker, SUltes and NRach
    Interaction Quality Estimation Using Long Short-Term Memories
    Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 164--169, August 2017
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    S. Ultes, L. Rojas-Barahona, P. Su, D. Vandyke, D. Kim, I. Casanueva, P. Budzianowski, N. Mrkšić, T. Wen, M. Gašić and S. Young
    PyDial: A Multi-domain Statistical Dialogue System Toolkit
    Proceedings of ACL 2017, System Demonstrations, Association for Computational Linguistics, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 73--78, July 2017
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    K. Lee, T. Zhao, S. Ultes, L. Rojas-Barahona, E. Pincus, D. Traum and M. Eskenazi
    An assessment framework for DialPort
    Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop On Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS), Farmington, USA, June 2017
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    WMinker, SUltes, JMiehle and IBagci
    A Social Companion and Conversation Partner for Elderly
    Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop On Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS), Farmington, USA, June 2017
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    A. Papangelis, S. Ultes and Y. Stylianou
    Domain Complexity and Policy Learning in Task-oriented Dialogue Systems
    Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop On Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS), Farmington, USA, June 2017
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    WMinker, SUltes and NRach
    Towards an Argumentative Dialogue System
    Proceedings of 17th Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument (CMNA'17), London, UK, June 2017
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    WMinker, SUltes and JMiehle
    On the Applicability of a User Satisfaction-based Reward for Dialogue Policy Learning
    Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop On Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS), Farmington, USA, June 2017
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    WMinker, SUltes and LPragst
    Exploring the Applicability of Elaborateness and Indirectness in Dialogue Management
    Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop On Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS), Farmington, USA, June 2017
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    T. Wen, D. Vandyke, N. Mrkšić, M. Gašić, L. Rojas-Barahona, P. Su, S. Ultes and S. Young
    A Network-based End-to-End Trainable Task-oriented Dialogue System
    Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Volume 1, Long Papers, Association for Computational Linguistics, Valencia, Spain, pp. 438--449, April 2017
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    ASchmitt, SUltes, MSidorov and KBrester
    Salient Cross-lingual Acoustic and Prosodic Features for English and German Emotion Recognition
    Dialogues with Social Robots: Enablements, Analyses, and Evaluation, Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 159--169, 2017
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    WMinker, SUltes and LPragst
    Recurrent Neural Network Interaction Quality Estimation
    Dialogues with Social Robots: Enablements, Analyses, and Evaluation, Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 381--393, 2017
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    WMinker, SUltes, LPragst and JMiehle
    Challenges for adaptive dialogue management in the KRISTINA project
    ISIAA 2017: Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGCHI International Workshop on Investigating Social Interactions with Artificial Agents, ACM, New York, NY, USA, Glasgow, UK, pp. 11-14, 2017
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    WMinker, ASchmitt and SUltes
    Analysis of Temporal Features for Interaction Quality Estimation
    Dialogues with Social Robots: Enablements, Analyses, and Evaluation, Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 367--379, 2017
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    SNakamura, WMinker, SUltes, LPragst and KYoshino
    Acquisition and Assessment of Semantic Content for the Generation of Elaborateness and Indirectness in Spoken Dialogue Systems
    Proceedings of the Eighth International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (Volume 1: Long Papers), Vol. 1, pp. 915-925, 2017
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    2016

    L. Rojas-Barahona, M. Gašić, N. Mrkšić, P. Su, S. Ultes, T. Wen and S. Young
    Exploiting Sentence and Context Representations in Deep Neural Models for Spoken Language Understanding
    Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers, The COLING 2016 Organizing Committee, Osaka, Japan, pp. 258--267, December 2016
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    T. Wen, M. Gašić, N. Mrkšić, L. Rojas-Barahona, P. Su, S. Ultes, D. Vandyke and S. Young
    Conditional Generation and Snapshot Learning in Neural Dialogue Systems
    Proceedings of the 2016 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Association for Computational Linguistics, Austin, Texas, pp. 2153--2162, November 2016
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    SNakamura, WMinker, SUltes, LPragst, JMiehle and KYoshino
    Cultural Communication Idiosyncrasies in Human-Computer Interaction
    Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Association for Computational Linguistics, Los Angeles, USA, pp. 74--79, September 2016
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    WMinker, SUltes, LPragst and JMiehle
    Automatic Modification of Communication Style in Dialogue Management
    Proceedings of the INLG 2016 Workshop on Computational Creativity in Natural Language Generation, Association for Computational Linguistics, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 36--40, September 2016
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    P. Su, M. Gašić, N. Mrkšić, L. Rojas-Barahona, S. Ultes, D. Vandyke, T. Wen and S. Young
    On-line Active Reward Learning for Policy Optimisation in Spoken Dialogue Systems
    Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Berlin, Germany, pp. 2431--2441, August 2016
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    WMinker, FNothdurft and SUltes
    User-Centred Spoken Dialogue Management
    Next Generation Intelligent Environments, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 265--294, 2016
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    WMinker, SUltes and HDikme
    Dialogue Management for User-Centered Adaptive Dialogue
    Situated Dialog in Speech-Based Human-Computer Interaction, Springer, Cham, pp. 51--61, 2016
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    WMinker, FNothdurft and SUltes
    User-Centred Spoken Dialogue Management
    Next Generation Intelligent Environments, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 265--294, 2016
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    Towards a Multimedia Knowledge-Based Agent with Social Competence and Human Interaction Capabilities
    Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval for Multimodal Interaction, pp. 21--26, 2016
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    WMinker, THeinroth, FNothdurft and SUltes (Eds.)
    Next Generation Intelligent Environments: Ambient Adaptive Systems
    Springer International Publishing, In: WMinker, THeinroth, FNothdurft and SUltes (Eds.) 2nd Edition, 2016
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    SUltes, LPragst, LWanner, SVrochidis, GMeditskos, SDasiopoulou and IKompatsiaris
    Towards an Ontology-Driven Adaptive Dialogue Framework
    Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval for Multimodal Interaction, pp. 15--20, 2016
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    2015

    ASchmitt and SUltes
    Interaction Quality: Assessing the Quality of Ongoing Spoken Dialog Interaction by Experts---And How It Relates to User Satisfaction
    Speech Communication, Vol. 74, pp. 12--36, November 2015
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    WMinker, ASchmitt, SUltes and MKraus
    Quality-adaptive Spoken Dialogue Initiative Selection And Implications On Reward Modelling
    Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), ACL, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 374--383, September 2015
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    WMinker, SUltes, MKraus and LPragst
    Adaptive Dialogue Management in the KRISTINA Project for Multicultural Health Care Applications
    Proceedings of the 19thWorkshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SEMDIAL), Gothenburg, Sweden, pp. 202--203, August 2015
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    WMinker, FNothdurft and SUltes
    Finding Appropriate Interaction Strategies for Proactive Dialogue Systems---An Open Quest
    Proc. of the 2nd European and the 5th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication 2014, LiU Electronic Press, Tartu, Estonia, pp. 73--80, 2015
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    GLee, HKim, MJeong and JKim (Eds.)
    Analysis of an Extended Interaction Quality Corpus
    Natural Language Dialog Systems and Intelligent Assistants, Springer International Publishing, pp. 41-52, 2015
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    2014

    ASchmitt, SUltes and MSidorov
    Automatic Recognition of Personality Traits: A Multimodal Approach
    Proceedings of the 2014 Workshop on Mapping Personality Traits Challenge and Workshop (MAPTRAITS), Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 11-15, November 2014
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    WMinker and SUltes
    Managing adaptive spoken dialogue for Intelligent Environments
    Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, Vol. 6, Num. 5, pp. 523--539, August 2014
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    WMinker and SUltes
    Interaction Quality Estimation in Spoken Dialogue Systems Using Hybrid-HMMs
    Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Association for Computational Linguistics, Philadelphia, PA, USA, pp. 208--217, June 2014
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    WMinker, SUltes and HDikme
    First Insight into Quality-Adaptive Dialogue
    International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Reykjavik, Iceland, pp. 246--251, May 2014
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    ASchmitt, SUltes and MSidorov
    Emotions Are A Personal Thing: Towards Speaker-Adaptive Emotion Recognition
    IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Florence, Italy, pp. 4836-4840, May 2014
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    ASchmitt, SUltes and MSidorov
    Comparison of Gender- and Speaker-adaptive Emotion Recognition
    International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Reykjavik, Iceland, pp. 3476-3480, May 2014
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    WMinker, SUltes and RElChabb
    Application and Evaluation of a Conditioned Hidden Markov Model for Estimating Interaction Quality of Spoken Dialogue Systems
    Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots and Smartphones: Putting Spoken Dialog Systems into Practice, Springer New York, New York, NY, pp. 303--312, 2014
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    2013

    WMinker and SUltes
    Improving Interaction Quality Recognition Using Error Correction
    Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2013 Conference, Association for Computational Linguistics, Metz, France, pp. 122--126, August 2013
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    WMinker and SUltes
    HIS-OwlSpeak: A Model-driven Dialogue Manager With Multiple Control Modes
    Intelligent Environments (IE), 2013 9th International Conference on, pp. 108--115, July 2013
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    WMinker, ASchmitt and SUltes
    On Quality Ratings for Spoken Dialogue Systems -- Experts vs. Users
    Proceedings of the 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Association for Computational Linguistics, Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 569--578, June 2013
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    WMinker, ASchmitt, SUltes and RElChabb
    JaCHMM: A Java-Based Conditioned Hidden Markov Model Library
    IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2013, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, pp. 3213--3217, May 2013
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    WMinker and SUltes
    Interaction Quality: A Review
    Bulletin of Siberian State Aerospace University named after academician M.F. Reshetnev, Num. 4, pp. 153--156, 2013
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    2012

    WMinker, ASchmitt and SUltes
    Towards Quality-Adaptive Spoken Dialogue Management
    NAACL-HLT Workshop on Future directions and needs in the Spoken Dialog Community: Tools and Data (SDCTD 2012), Association for Computational Linguistics, Montreal, Canada, pp. 49--52, June 2012
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    WMinker, ASchmitt and SUltes
    A Parameterized and Annotated Spoken Dialog Corpus of the CMU Let's Go Bus Information System
    International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 3369--3373, May 2012
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    WMinker, ASchmitt, SUltes and RElChabb
    Statistical Modeling of Interaction Quality in Spoken Dialogue Systems: A Comparison of (Conditioned) Hidden-Markov-Model-based Classifiers vs. Support Vector Machines
    Bulletin of Siberian State Aerospace University named after academician M.F. Reshetnev, 2012
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    2011

    WMinker, ASchmitt and SUltes
    Attention, Sobriety Checkpoint! Can Humans Determine by Means of Voice, if Someone is Drunk... and can Automatic Classifiers Compete?
    Proc. of the 12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Florence, Italy, pp. 3221--3224, August 2011
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    WMinker, THeinroth, ASchmitt and SUltes
    A Theoretical Framework for a User-Centered Spoken Dialog Manager
    Proceedings of the Paralinguistic Information and its Integration in Spoken Dialogue Systems Workshop, Springer New York, New York, NY, Granada, Spain, pp. 241--246, 2011
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  • 2016

    WMinker, THeinroth, FNothdurft and SUltes (Eds.)
    Next Generation Intelligent Environments: Ambient Adaptive Systems
    Springer International Publishing, In: WMinker, THeinroth, FNothdurft and SUltes (Eds.) 2nd Edition, 2016
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  • 2017

    WMinker, ASchmitt and SUltes
    Analysis of Temporal Features for Interaction Quality Estimation
    Dialogues with Social Robots: Enablements, Analyses, and Evaluation, Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 367--379, 2017
    Link to Document
    DOI
    Bibtex

    ASchmitt, SUltes, MSidorov and KBrester
    Salient Cross-lingual Acoustic and Prosodic Features for English and German Emotion Recognition
    Dialogues with Social Robots: Enablements, Analyses, and Evaluation, Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 159--169, 2017
    Link to Document
    DOI
    Bibtex

    WMinker, SUltes and LPragst
    Recurrent Neural Network Interaction Quality Estimation
    Dialogues with Social Robots: Enablements, Analyses, and Evaluation, Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 381--393, 2017
    Link to Document
    DOI
    Bibtex

    2016

    WMinker, SUltes and HDikme
    Dialogue Management for User-Centered Adaptive Dialogue
    Situated Dialog in Speech-Based Human-Computer Interaction, Springer, Cham, pp. 51--61, 2016
    Link to Document
    DOI
    Bibtex

    WMinker, FNothdurft and SUltes
    User-Centred Spoken Dialogue Management
    Next Generation Intelligent Environments, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 265--294, 2016
    DOI
    Bibtex

    WMinker, FNothdurft and SUltes
    User-Centred Spoken Dialogue Management
    Next Generation Intelligent Environments, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 265--294, 2016
    DOI
    Bibtex

    2015

    GLee, HKim, MJeong and JKim (Eds.)
    Analysis of an Extended Interaction Quality Corpus
    Natural Language Dialog Systems and Intelligent Assistants, Springer International Publishing, pp. 41-52, 2015
    DOI
    Bibtex

    2014

    WMinker, SUltes and RElChabb
    Application and Evaluation of a Conditioned Hidden Markov Model for Estimating Interaction Quality of Spoken Dialogue Systems
    Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots and Smartphones: Putting Spoken Dialog Systems into Practice, Springer New York, New York, NY, pp. 303--312, 2014
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    Bibtex

  • 2017

    M. Gašić, N. Mrkšić, L. Rojas-Barahona, P. Su, S. Ultes, D. Vandyke, T. Wen and S. Young
    Dialogue Manager Domain Adaptation Using Gaussian Process Reinforcement Learning
    Computer Speech and Language, Vol. 45, pp. 552--569, September 2017
    Link to Document
    DOI
    Bibtex

    2015

    ASchmitt and SUltes
    Interaction Quality: Assessing the Quality of Ongoing Spoken Dialog Interaction by Experts---And How It Relates to User Satisfaction
    Speech Communication, Vol. 74, pp. 12--36, November 2015
    Link to Document
    DOI
    Bibtex

    2014

    WMinker and SUltes
    Managing adaptive spoken dialogue for Intelligent Environments
    Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, Vol. 6, Num. 5, pp. 523--539, August 2014
    DOI
    Bibtex

    2013

    WMinker and SUltes
    Interaction Quality: A Review
    Bulletin of Siberian State Aerospace University named after academician M.F. Reshetnev, Num. 4, pp. 153--156, 2013
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    2012

    WMinker, ASchmitt, SUltes and RElChabb
    Statistical Modeling of Interaction Quality in Spoken Dialogue Systems: A Comparison of (Conditioned) Hidden-Markov-Model-based Classifiers vs. Support Vector Machines
    Bulletin of Siberian State Aerospace University named after academician M.F. Reshetnev, 2012
    Bibtex

  • 2018

    WMinker, SUltes and JMiehle
    Exploring the Impact of Elaborateness and Indirectness on User Satisfaction in a Spoken Dialogue System
    Adjunct Publication of the 26th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP), ACM, Singapore, pp. 165--172, July 2018
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    WMinker, SUltes and NRach
    Handling Unknown User Arguments in Argumentative Dialogue Systems
    Proceedings of the 32nd British Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI), Belfast, July 2018
    Bibtex

    B. Tseng, F. Kreyssig, P. Budzianowski, I. Casanueva, Y. Wu, S. Ultes and M. Gašić
    Variational Cross-domain Natural Language Generation for Spoken Dialogue Systems
    Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Melbourne, Australia, July 2018
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    S. Ultes, P. Budzianowski, I. Casanueva, L. Rojas-Barahona, B. Tseng, Y. Wu, S. Young and M. Gašić
    Addressing Objects and Their Relatio ns: The Conversational Entity Dialogue Model
    Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Melbourne, Australia, July 2018
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    L. Pragst and S. Ultes
    Changing the Level of Directness in Dialogue using Dialogue Vector Models and Recurrent Neural Network
    Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Melbourne, Australia, July 2018
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    I. Casanueva, P. Budzianowski, S. Ultes, F. Kreyssig, B. Tseng, Y. Wu and M. Gašić
    Feudal Dialogue Management with Jointly Learned Feature Extractors
    Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Melbourne, Australia, July 2018
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    I. Casanueva, P. Budzianowski, P. Su, S. Ultes, B. Tseng and M. Gašić
    Feudal Reinforcement Learning for Dialogue Management in Large Domains
    Proceedings of the 2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Volume 2 (Short Papers), Association for Computational Linguistics, New Orleans, Lousiana, pp. 714--719, June 2018
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    Expert Evaluation of a Spoken Dialogue System in a Clinical Operating Room
    Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), European Language Resources Association (ELRA), Miyazaki, Japan, May 2018
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    WMinker, SUltes, LPragst and NRach
    On the Vector Representation of Utterances in Dialogue Context
    Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), European Language Resources Association (ELRA), Paris, France, Miyazaki, Japan, May 2018
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    WMinker, SUltes and JMiehle
    What Causes the Differences in Communication Styles? A Multicultural Study on Directness and Elaborateness
    Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), European Language Resources Association (ELRA), Miyazaki, Japan, May 2018
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    WMinker, SUltes, NRach and SLanghammer
    Utilizing Argument Mining Techniques for Argumentative Dialogue Systems
    Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop On Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS), Singapore, May 2018
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    2017

    I. Casanueva, P. Budzianowski, P. Su, N. Mrkšić, T. Wen, S. Ultes, L. Rojas-Barahona, S. Young and M. Gašić
    A Benchmarking Environment for Reinforcement Learning Based Task Oriented Dialogue Management
    Proceedings of Deep Reinforcement Learning Symposium, 31st Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), December 2017
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    An Intelligent Digital Assistant for Clinical Operating Rooms
    Proceedings of the 21st Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SEMDIAL), pp. 164--165, August 2017
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    WMinker, SUltes and NRach
    Interaction Quality Estimation Using Long Short-Term Memories
    Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 164--169, August 2017
    Bibtex

    S. Ultes, P. Budzianowski, I. Casanueva, N. Mrkšić, P. Su, T. Wen, M. Gašić and S. Young
    Reward-Balancing for Statistical Spoken Dialogue Systems using Multi-objective Reinforcement Learning
    Proceedings of the 18th Meeting of the Special Interest Group in Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDial), Association for Computational Linguistics, Saarbrücken, Germany, pp. 65--70, August 2017
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    S. Ultes, P. Budzianowski, I. Casanueva, N. Mrkšić, L. Rojas-Barahona, P. Su, T. Wen, M. Gašić and S. Young
    Domain-independent User Satisfaction Reward Estimation for Dialogue Policy Learning
    Proceedings of Interspeech, ISCA, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 1721--1725, August 2017
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    K. Lee, T. Zhao, Y. Du, E. Cai, A. Lu, E. Pincus, D. Traum, S. Ultes, L. Rojas-Barahona, M. Gašić, S. Young and M. Eskenazi
    DialPort, Gone Live: An Update After A Year of Development
    Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Association for Computational Linguistics, Saarbrücken, Germany, pp. 170--173, August 2017
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    P. Budzianowski, S. Ultes, P. Su, N. Mrkšić, T. Wen, I. Casanueva, L. Rojas-Barahona and M. Gašić
    Sub-domain Modelling for Dialogue Management with Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning
    Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Association for Computational Linguistics, Saarbrücken, Germany, pp. 86--92, August 2017
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    P. Su, P. Budzianowski, S. Ultes, M. Gašić and S. Young
    Sample-efficient Actor-Critic Reinforcement Learning with Supervised Data for Dialogue Management
    Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Association for Computational Linguistics, Saarbrücken, Germany, pp. 147--157, August 2017
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    S. Ultes, L. Rojas-Barahona, P. Su, D. Vandyke, D. Kim, I. Casanueva, P. Budzianowski, N. Mrkšić, T. Wen, M. Gašić and S. Young
    PyDial: A Multi-domain Statistical Dialogue System Toolkit
    Proceedings of ACL 2017, System Demonstrations, Association for Computational Linguistics, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 73--78, July 2017
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    WMinker, SUltes and JMiehle
    On the Applicability of a User Satisfaction-based Reward for Dialogue Policy Learning
    Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop On Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS), Farmington, USA, June 2017
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    K. Lee, T. Zhao, S. Ultes, L. Rojas-Barahona, E. Pincus, D. Traum and M. Eskenazi
    An assessment framework for DialPort
    Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop On Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS), Farmington, USA, June 2017
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    WMinker, SUltes and NRach
    Towards an Argumentative Dialogue System
    Proceedings of 17th Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument (CMNA'17), London, UK, June 2017
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    WMinker, SUltes and LPragst
    Exploring the Applicability of Elaborateness and Indirectness in Dialogue Management
    Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop On Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS), Farmington, USA, June 2017
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    A. Papangelis, S. Ultes and Y. Stylianou
    Domain Complexity and Policy Learning in Task-oriented Dialogue Systems
    Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop On Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS), Farmington, USA, June 2017
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    WMinker, SUltes, JMiehle and IBagci
    A Social Companion and Conversation Partner for Elderly
    Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop On Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS), Farmington, USA, June 2017
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    T. Wen, D. Vandyke, N. Mrkšić, M. Gašić, L. Rojas-Barahona, P. Su, S. Ultes and S. Young
    A Network-based End-to-End Trainable Task-oriented Dialogue System
    Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Volume 1, Long Papers, Association for Computational Linguistics, Valencia, Spain, pp. 438--449, April 2017
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    WMinker, SUltes, LPragst and JMiehle
    Challenges for adaptive dialogue management in the KRISTINA project
    ISIAA 2017: Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGCHI International Workshop on Investigating Social Interactions with Artificial Agents, ACM, New York, NY, USA, Glasgow, UK, pp. 11-14, 2017
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    SNakamura, WMinker, SUltes, LPragst and KYoshino
    Acquisition and Assessment of Semantic Content for the Generation of Elaborateness and Indirectness in Spoken Dialogue Systems
    Proceedings of the Eighth International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (Volume 1: Long Papers), Vol. 1, pp. 915-925, 2017
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    2016

    L. Rojas-Barahona, M. Gašić, N. Mrkšić, P. Su, S. Ultes, T. Wen and S. Young
    Exploiting Sentence and Context Representations in Deep Neural Models for Spoken Language Understanding
    Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers, The COLING 2016 Organizing Committee, Osaka, Japan, pp. 258--267, December 2016
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    T. Wen, M. Gašić, N. Mrkšić, L. Rojas-Barahona, P. Su, S. Ultes, D. Vandyke and S. Young
    Conditional Generation and Snapshot Learning in Neural Dialogue Systems
    Proceedings of the 2016 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Association for Computational Linguistics, Austin, Texas, pp. 2153--2162, November 2016
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    SNakamura, WMinker, SUltes, LPragst, JMiehle and KYoshino
    Cultural Communication Idiosyncrasies in Human-Computer Interaction
    Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Association for Computational Linguistics, Los Angeles, USA, pp. 74--79, September 2016
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    WMinker, SUltes, LPragst and JMiehle
    Automatic Modification of Communication Style in Dialogue Management
    Proceedings of the INLG 2016 Workshop on Computational Creativity in Natural Language Generation, Association for Computational Linguistics, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 36--40, September 2016
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    P. Su, M. Gašić, N. Mrkšić, L. Rojas-Barahona, S. Ultes, D. Vandyke, T. Wen and S. Young
    On-line Active Reward Learning for Policy Optimisation in Spoken Dialogue Systems
    Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Berlin, Germany, pp. 2431--2441, August 2016
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    SUltes, LPragst, LWanner, SVrochidis, GMeditskos, SDasiopoulou and IKompatsiaris
    Towards an Ontology-Driven Adaptive Dialogue Framework
    Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval for Multimodal Interaction, pp. 15--20, 2016
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    Towards a Multimedia Knowledge-Based Agent with Social Competence and Human Interaction Capabilities
    Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval for Multimodal Interaction, pp. 21--26, 2016
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    2015

    WMinker, ASchmitt, SUltes and MKraus
    Quality-adaptive Spoken Dialogue Initiative Selection And Implications On Reward Modelling
    Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), ACL, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 374--383, September 2015
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    WMinker, SUltes, MKraus and LPragst
    Adaptive Dialogue Management in the KRISTINA Project for Multicultural Health Care Applications
    Proceedings of the 19thWorkshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SEMDIAL), Gothenburg, Sweden, pp. 202--203, August 2015
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    WMinker, FNothdurft and SUltes
    Finding Appropriate Interaction Strategies for Proactive Dialogue Systems---An Open Quest
    Proc. of the 2nd European and the 5th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication 2014, LiU Electronic Press, Tartu, Estonia, pp. 73--80, 2015
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    2014

    ASchmitt, SUltes and MSidorov
    Automatic Recognition of Personality Traits: A Multimodal Approach
    Proceedings of the 2014 Workshop on Mapping Personality Traits Challenge and Workshop (MAPTRAITS), Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 11-15, November 2014
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    WMinker and SUltes
    Interaction Quality Estimation in Spoken Dialogue Systems Using Hybrid-HMMs
    Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Association for Computational Linguistics, Philadelphia, PA, USA, pp. 208--217, June 2014
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    WMinker, SUltes and HDikme
    First Insight into Quality-Adaptive Dialogue
    International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Reykjavik, Iceland, pp. 246--251, May 2014
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    ASchmitt, SUltes and MSidorov
    Emotions Are A Personal Thing: Towards Speaker-Adaptive Emotion Recognition
    IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Florence, Italy, pp. 4836-4840, May 2014
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    ASchmitt, SUltes and MSidorov
    Comparison of Gender- and Speaker-adaptive Emotion Recognition
    International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Reykjavik, Iceland, pp. 3476-3480, May 2014
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    2013

    WMinker and SUltes
    Improving Interaction Quality Recognition Using Error Correction
    Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2013 Conference, Association for Computational Linguistics, Metz, France, pp. 122--126, August 2013
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    WMinker and SUltes
    HIS-OwlSpeak: A Model-driven Dialogue Manager With Multiple Control Modes
    Intelligent Environments (IE), 2013 9th International Conference on, pp. 108--115, July 2013
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    WMinker, ASchmitt and SUltes
    On Quality Ratings for Spoken Dialogue Systems -- Experts vs. Users
    Proceedings of the 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Association for Computational Linguistics, Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 569--578, June 2013
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    WMinker, ASchmitt, SUltes and RElChabb
    JaCHMM: A Java-Based Conditioned Hidden Markov Model Library
    IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2013, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, pp. 3213--3217, May 2013
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    2012

    WMinker, ASchmitt and SUltes
    Towards Quality-Adaptive Spoken Dialogue Management
    NAACL-HLT Workshop on Future directions and needs in the Spoken Dialog Community: Tools and Data (SDCTD 2012), Association for Computational Linguistics, Montreal, Canada, pp. 49--52, June 2012
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    WMinker, ASchmitt and SUltes
    A Parameterized and Annotated Spoken Dialog Corpus of the CMU Let's Go Bus Information System
    International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 3369--3373, May 2012
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    2011

    WMinker, ASchmitt and SUltes
    Attention, Sobriety Checkpoint! Can Humans Determine by Means of Voice, if Someone is Drunk... and can Automatic Classifiers Compete?
    Proc. of the 12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Florence, Italy, pp. 3221--3224, August 2011
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    WMinker, THeinroth, ASchmitt and SUltes
    A Theoretical Framework for a User-Centered Spoken Dialog Manager
    Proceedings of the Paralinguistic Information and its Integration in Spoken Dialogue Systems Workshop, Springer New York, New York, NY, Granada, Spain, pp. 241--246, 2011
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  • 2016


    D7.2 - Setup of an operational system platform
    Deliverable, The KRISTINA Project (H2020-645012), February 2016
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    WMinker, SUltes, LPragst, LWanner, GMeditskos, SDasiopoulou, EKamateri, GMehlmann and LStellingwerff
    D2.2 - Integration of the OwlSpeak Platform into the KRISTINA Architecture
    Deliverable, The KRISTINA Project (H2020-645012), February 2016
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    2015

    SUltes, MKraus, LPragst, LWanner, SVrochidis, GLlorach, EKamateri, AStam, LStellingwerff, BVieru, GPazienza, HAbbink, AEvans, RCarlini, FLingenfelser, TBaur, DSchiller and YJosse
    D7.1 - Roadmap for the development of the KRISTINA agent
    Deliverable, The KRISTINA Project (H2020-645012), November 2015
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    WMinker, SUltes and LPragst
    D2.1 - Requirements for Dialogue Management in adaptive Human-Machine-Communication
    Public Deliverable, The KRISTINA Project (H2020-645012), August 2015
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    SUltes, LWanner and SVrochidis
    D1.1 - Quality Assurance Plan
    Confidential Deliverable, The KRISTINA Project (H2020-645012), May 2015
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