Publications

  • 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
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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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    N. Rach, W. Minker and S. Ultes
    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, Saarbrücken, Germany, pp. 164--169, 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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    J. Miehle, N. Gerstenlauer, D. Ostler, H. Feußner, W. Minker and S. Ultes
    An Intelligent Digital Assistant for Clinical Operating Rooms
    Proceedings of the 21st Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SEMDIAL), Saarbrücken, Germany, pp. 164--165, 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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    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, 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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    L. Pragst, W. Minker and S. Ultes
    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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    N. Rach, W. Minker and S. Ultes
    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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    S. Ultes, J. Miehle and W. Minker
    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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    J. Miehle, I. Bagci, W. Minker and S. Ultes
    A Social Companion and Conversation Partner for Elderly
    Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop On Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS), Farmington, USA, June 2017
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    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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    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
    Link to Document
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    M. Sidorov, K. Brester, S. Ultes and A. Schmitt
    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

    L. Pragst, S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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

    S. Ultes, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
    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

    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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    J. Miehle, K. Yoshino, L. Pragst, S. Ultes, S. Nakamura and W. Minker
    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    L. Pragst, J. Miehle, S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    F. Nothdurft, S. Ultes and W. Minker
    User-Centred Spoken Dialogue Management
    Next Generation Intelligent Environments, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 265--294, 2016
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    S. Ultes, H. Dikme and W. Minker
    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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    F. Nothdurft, S. Ultes and W. Minker
    User-Centred Spoken Dialogue Management
    Next Generation Intelligent Environments, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 265--294, 2016
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    L. Wanner, J. Blat, S. Dasiopoulou, M. Domínguez, G. Llorach, S. Mille, F. Sukno, E. Kamateri, I. Kompatsiaris, S. Vrochidis, E. André, F. Lingenfels, G. Mehlmann, A. Stam, L. Stellingwerff, L. Lamel, B. Vieru, W. Minker, L. Pragst and S. Ultes
    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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    S. Ultes, F. Nothdurft, T. Heinroth and W. Minker (Eds.)
    Next Generation Intelligent Environments: Ambient Adaptive Systems
    Springer International Publishing, In: S. Ultes, F. Nothdurft, T. Heinroth and W. Minker (Eds.) 2nd Edition, 2016
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    G. Meditskos, S. Dasiopoulou, L. Pragst, S. Ultes, S. Vrochidis, I. Kompatsiaris and L. Wanner
    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

    A. Schmitt and S. Ultes
    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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    S. Ultes, M. Kraus, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
    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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    L. Pragst, S. Ultes, M. Kraus and W. Minker
    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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    F. Nothdurft, S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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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    S. Ultes, M. Platero Sánchez, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
    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

    M. Sidorov, S. Ultes and A. Schmitt
    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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    S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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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    S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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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    S. Ultes, H. Dikme and W. Minker
    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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    M. Sidorov, S. Ultes and A. Schmitt
    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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    M. Sidorov, S. Ultes and A. Schmitt
    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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    S. Ultes, R. ElChabb and W. Minker
    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

    S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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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    S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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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    S. Ultes, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
    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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    S. Ultes, R. ElChabb, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
    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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    S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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

    S. Ultes, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
    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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    A. Schmitt, S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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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    S. Ultes, A. Schmitt, R. ElChabb and W. Minker
    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

    S. Ultes, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
    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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    S. Ultes, T. Heinroth, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
    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

    S. Ultes, F. Nothdurft, T. Heinroth and W. Minker (Eds.)
    Next Generation Intelligent Environments: Ambient Adaptive Systems
    Springer International Publishing, In: S. Ultes, F. Nothdurft, T. Heinroth and W. Minker (Eds.) 2nd Edition, 2016
    Link to Document
    DOI
    Bibtex

  • 2017

    S. Ultes, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
    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

    M. Sidorov, K. Brester, S. Ultes and A. Schmitt
    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

    L. Pragst, S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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

    S. Ultes, H. Dikme and W. Minker
    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

    F. Nothdurft, S. Ultes and W. Minker
    User-Centred Spoken Dialogue Management
    Next Generation Intelligent Environments, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 265--294, 2016
    DOI
    Bibtex

    F. Nothdurft, S. Ultes and W. Minker
    User-Centred Spoken Dialogue Management
    Next Generation Intelligent Environments, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 265--294, 2016
    DOI
    Bibtex

    2015

    S. Ultes, M. Platero Sánchez, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
    Analysis of an Extended Interaction Quality Corpus
    Natural Language Dialog Systems and Intelligent Assistants, Springer International Publishing, pp. 41-52, 2015
    DOI
    Bibtex

    2014

    S. Ultes, R. ElChabb and W. Minker
    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
    DOI
    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

    A. Schmitt and S. Ultes
    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

    S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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

    S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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

    S. Ultes, A. Schmitt, R. ElChabb and W. Minker
    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

  • 2017

    J. Miehle, N. Gerstenlauer, D. Ostler, H. Feußner, W. Minker and S. Ultes
    An Intelligent Digital Assistant for Clinical Operating Rooms
    Proceedings of the 21st Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SEMDIAL), Saarbrücken, Germany, pp. 164--165, August 2017
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    N. Rach, W. Minker and S. Ultes
    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, Saarbrücken, Germany, pp. 164--169, August 2017
    Bibtex

    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    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
    DOI
    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    L. Pragst, W. Minker and S. Ultes
    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    S. Ultes, J. Miehle and W. Minker
    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    J. Miehle, I. Bagci, W. Minker and S. Ultes
    A Social Companion and Conversation Partner for Elderly
    Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop On Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS), Farmington, USA, June 2017
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    N. Rach, W. Minker and S. Ultes
    Towards an Argumentative Dialogue System
    Proceedings of 17th Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument (CMNA'17), London, UK, June 2017
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    J. Miehle, K. Yoshino, L. Pragst, S. Ultes, S. Nakamura and W. Minker
    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    L. Pragst, J. Miehle, S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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
    Link to Document
    Bibtex

    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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    G. Meditskos, S. Dasiopoulou, L. Pragst, S. Ultes, S. Vrochidis, I. Kompatsiaris and L. Wanner
    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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    L. Wanner, J. Blat, S. Dasiopoulou, M. Domínguez, G. Llorach, S. Mille, F. Sukno, E. Kamateri, I. Kompatsiaris, S. Vrochidis, E. André, F. Lingenfels, G. Mehlmann, A. Stam, L. Stellingwerff, L. Lamel, B. Vieru, W. Minker, L. Pragst and S. Ultes
    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

    S. Ultes, M. Kraus, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
    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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    L. Pragst, S. Ultes, M. Kraus and W. Minker
    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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    F. Nothdurft, S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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

    M. Sidorov, S. Ultes and A. Schmitt
    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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    S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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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    S. Ultes, H. Dikme and W. Minker
    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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    M. Sidorov, S. Ultes and A. Schmitt
    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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    M. Sidorov, S. Ultes and A. Schmitt
    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

    S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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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    S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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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    S. Ultes, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
    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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    S. Ultes, R. ElChabb, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
    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

    S. Ultes, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
    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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    A. Schmitt, S. Ultes and W. Minker
    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

    S. Ultes, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
    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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    S. Ultes, T. Heinroth, A. Schmitt and W. Minker
    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

    A. Stam, L. Stellingwerff, G. Pazienza, A. Salden, H. Abbink, A. Evans, L. Wanner, G. Llorach, R. Carlini, M. Domínguez, F. Lingenfelser, T. Baur, D. Schiller, G. Mehlmann, E. Kamateri, S. Vrochidis, G. Meditskos, Y. Josse, B. Vieru, S. Ultes, L. Pragst and M. Kraus
    D7.2 - Setup of an operational system platform
    Deliverable, The KRISTINA Project (H2020-645012), February 2016
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    L. Pragst, G. Mehlmann, S. Dasiopoulou, E. Kamateri, G. Meditskos, S. Ultes, L. Stellingwerff, W. Minker and L. Wanner
    D2.2 - Integration of the OwlSpeak Platform into the KRISTINA Architecture
    Deliverable, The KRISTINA Project (H2020-645012), February 2016
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    2015

    A. Stam, L. Stellingwerff, G. Pazienza, H. Abbink, A. Evans, L. Wanner, G. Llorach, R. Carlini, F. Lingenfelser, T. Baur, D. Schiller, E. Kamateri, S. Vrochidis, Y. Josse, B. Vieru, S. Ultes, L. Pragst and M. Kraus
    D7.1 - Roadmap for the development of the KRISTINA agent
    Deliverable, The KRISTINA Project (H2020-645012), November 2015
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    S. Ultes, L. Pragst and W. Minker
    D2.1 - Requirements for Dialogue Management in adaptive Human-Machine-Communication
    Public Deliverable, The KRISTINA Project (H2020-645012), August 2015
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    S. Ultes, L. Wanner and S. Vrochidis
    D1.1 - Quality Assurance Plan
    Confidential Deliverable, The KRISTINA Project (H2020-645012), May 2015
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