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Conversational AI Human-Robot Interaction

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2019

Data-efficient goal-oriented conversation with dialogue knowledge transfer networks

Shalyminov, I., Lee, S., Eshghi, A. & Lemon, O., 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and the 9th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 1741-1751 11 p.

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2018

A dialogue based mobile virtual assistant for tourists: The SpaceBook Project

Bartie, P., Mackaness, W., Lemon, O., Dalmas, T., Chandrasekaran Janarthanam, S., Hill, R. L., Dickinson, A. & Liu, X., Jan 2018, In : Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 67, p. 110-123 14 p.

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Alana v2: Entertaining and Informative Open-domain Social Dialogue using Ontologies and Entity Linking

Cercas Curry, A., Papaioannou, I., Suglia, A., Agarwal, S., Shalyminov, I., Xinnuo, X., Dusek, O., Eshghi, A., Konstas, I., Rieser, V. & Lemon, O., 2018, 1st Proceedings of Alexa Prize (Alexa Prize 2018). 19 p.

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Blending human and artificial intelligence to support autistic children's social communication skills

Porayska-Pomsta, K., Alcorn, A. M., Avramides, K., Beale, S., Bernardini, S., Foster, M. E., Frauenberger, C., Good, J., Guldberg, K., Keay-Bright, W., Kossyvaki, L., Lemon, O., Mademtzi, M., Menzies, R., Pain, H., Rajendran, G., Waller, A., Wass, S. & Smith, T. J., 20 Dec 2018, In : ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 25, 6, 35.

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Human-Robot Interaction Requires More Than Slot Filling - Multi-Threaded Dialogue for Collaborative Tasks and Social Conversation

Papaioannou, I., Dondrup, C. & Lemon, O., 14 Jul 2018, Proceedings of the FAIM/ISCA Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Multimodal Human Robot Interaction. ISCA, p. 61-64 4 p.

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Incrementally learning semantic attributes through dialogue interaction: Robotics track

Vanzo, A., Part, J. L., Yu, Y., Nardi, D. & Lemon, O., 9 Jul 2018, AAMAS '18 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Vol. 2. p. 865-873 9 p.

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Incremental online learning of objects for robots operating in real environments

Part, J. L. & Lemon, O., 5 Apr 2018, 7th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob). IEEE, p. 304-310 7 p. (Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics).

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Neural Response Ranking for Social Conversation: A Data-Efficient Approach

Shalyminov, I., Dušek, O. & Lemon, O., 2018, Proceedings of the 2018 EMNLP Workshop SCAI: The 2nd International Workshop on Search-Oriented Conversational AI. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 1-8 8 p.

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Spoken conversational AI in video games – Emotional dialogue management increases user engagement

Fraser, J., Papaioannou, I. & Lemon, O., 5 Nov 2018, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. Association for Computing Machinery, p. 179-184 6 p.

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2017

Alana: Social Dialogue using an Ensemble Model and a Ranker trained on User Feedback

Papaioannou, I., Cercas Curry, A., Part, J., Shalyminov, I., Xinnuo, X., Yu, Y., Dusek, O., Rieser, V. & Lemon, O., 2017, 2017 Alexa Prize Proceedings.

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An Ensemble Model with Ranking for Social Dialogue

Papaioannou, I., Cercas Curry, A., Part, J., Shalyminov, I., Xinnuo, X., Yu, Y., Dusek, O., Rieser, V. & Lemon, O., 2017.

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Bootstrapping dialogue systems: the contribution of a semantic model of interactional dynamics

Eshghi, A., Shalyminov, I. & Lemon, O., Jun 2017, Proceedings of the Conference on Logic and Machine Learning in Natural Language (LaML 2017). Dobnik, S. & Lappin, S. (eds.). p. 79-84

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Bootstrapping incremental dialogue systems from minimal data: the generalisation power of dialogue grammars

Eshghi, A., Shalyminov, I. & Lemon, O., Sep 2017, Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 2220-2230 11 p.

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Challenging neural dialogue models with natural data: Memory networks fail on incremental phenomena

Shalyminov, I., Eshghi, A. & Lemon, O., Aug 2017, Proceedings of the 21st Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial 2017 - SaarDial). Petukhova, V. & Tian, Y. (eds.). p. 125-133

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Combining chat and task-based multimodal dialogue for more engaging HRI: A scalable method using reinforcement learning

Papaioannou, I. & Lemon, O., 6 Mar 2017, Proceedings of the Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. IEEE, p. 365-366 2 p.

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Data-to-Text Generation Improves Decision-Making Under Uncertainty

Gkatzia, D., Lemon, O. & Rieser, V., Aug 2017, In : IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine. 12, 3, p. 10-17 8 p.

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Evaluating Persuasion Strategies and Deep Reinforcement Learning methods for Negotiation Dialogue agents

Keizer, S., Guhe, M., Cuayahuitl, H., Efstathiou, I., Engelbrecht, K-P., Dobre, M., Lascarides, A. & Lemon, O., 1 Apr 2017, Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Volume 2, Short Papers. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 480-484 5 p.

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Grammars as Mechanisms for Interaction: The Emergence of Language Games

Eshghi, A. & Lemon, O., 27 Jun 2017, In : Theoretical Linguistics. 43, 1-2, p. 129-133 5 p.

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Hybrid chat and task dialogue for more engaging hri using reinforcement learning

Papaioannou, I., Dondrup, C., Novikova, J. & Lemon, O., 14 Dec 2017, 2017 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). IEEE, p. 593-598 6 p. (IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication).

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Interactional dynamics and the emergence of language games

Eshghi, A., Shalyminov, I. & Lemon, O., 2017, In : CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 1863, p. 17-21 5 p.

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Introducing a ROS based planning and execution framework for human-robot interaction

Dondrup, C., Papaioannou, I., Novikova, J. & Lemon, O., 13 Nov 2017, Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGCHI International Workshop on Investigating Social Interactions with Artificial Agents. Association for Computing Machinery, p. 27-28 2 p.

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Sympathy Begins with a Smile, Intelligence Begins with a Word: Use of Multimodal Features in Spoken Human-Robot Interaction

Novikova, J., Dondrup, C., Papaioannou, I. & Lemon, O., Aug 2017, p. 86-94. 9 p.

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Teaching robots through situated interactive dialogue and visual demonstrations

Part, J. L. & Lemon, O., 2017, Proceedings of the 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, p. 5201-5202 2 p.

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The BURCHAK corpus: a challenge data set for interactive learning of visually grounded word meanings

Yu, Y., Eshghi, A., Mills, G. & Lemon, O., Apr 2017, Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Vision and Language. Belz, A., Erdem, E., Pastra, K. & Mikolajczyk, K. (eds.). Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 1-10

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2016

An Incremental Dialogue System for Learning Visually Grounded Language (demonstration system)

Yu, Y., Eshghi, A. & Lemon, O., 16 Jul 2016, JerSem: Proceedings of the 20th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue. Hunter, J., Simons, M. & Stone, M. (eds.). Rutgers University, p. 120-121 2 p. (SemDial Proceedings).

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Comparing dialogue strategies for learning grounded language from human tutors

Yu, Y., Lemon, O. & Eshghi, A., 16 Jul 2016, JerSem: Proceedings of the 20th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue. Hunter, J., Simons, M. & Stone, M. (eds.). Rutgers University, p. 44-54 11 p. (SemDial Proceedings).

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Crowd-sourcing NLG Data: Pictures Elicit Better Data

Novikova, J., Lemon, O. & Rieser, V., 2016, Proceedings of the 9th International Natural Language Generation conference. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 265-273

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How to talk to strangers: Generating medical reports for first-Time users

Gkatzia, D., Rieser, V. & Lemon, O., 10 Nov 2016, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE). IEEE, p. 579-586 8 p.

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How to Talk to Strangers: Minimising Regret when Generating Medical Reports for Unknown Users

Gkatzia, D., Rieser, V. & Lemon, O., 14 Mar 2016, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems. IEEE

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Incremental Generation of Visually Grounded Language in Situated Dialogue (demonstration system)

Yu, Y., Eshghi, A. & Lemon, O., 8 Sep 2016, Proceedings of the 9th International Natural Language Generation conference. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 109-110 2 p.

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Information density and overlap in spoken dialogue

Dethlefs, N., Hastie, H., Cuayahuitl, H., Yu, Y., Rieser, V. & Lemon, O., May 2016, In : Computer Speech and Language. 37, p. 82-97

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Interactively learning visually grounded word meanings from a human

Yu, Y., Eshghi, A. & Lemon, O., 12 Aug 2016, Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Vision and Language. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 48-53 6 p.

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Learning Better Trading Dialogue Policies by Inferring Opponent Preferences

Efstathiou, I. & Lemon, O., 9 May 2016, Proceedings of AAMAS 2016. p. 1403-1404 2 p.

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Learning to Trade in Strategic Board Games

Cuayahuitl, H., Keizer, S. & Lemon, O., 2016, Computer Games. Springer International Publishing, p. 83-95 13 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 614).

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Natural Language Generation enhances human decision-making with uncertain information

Gkatzia, D., Lemon, O. & Rieser, V., 2016, Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Association for Computational Linguistics, Vol. 2. p. 264-268 5 p.

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The MuMMER project: Engaging human-robot interaction in real-world public spaces

Foster, M. E., Alami, R., Gestranius, O., Lemon, O., Niemelä, M., Odobez, J. M. & Pandey, A. K., 7 Oct 2016, roceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2016), Kansas City, USA, 01-03 Nov 2016. Springer, p. 753-763 11 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 9979).

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Training an adaptive dialogue policy for interactive learning of visually grounded word meanings

Yu, Y., Eshghi, A. & Lemon, O., 15 Sep 2016, Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2016 Conference. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 339-349 11 p.

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Transfer of Reinforcement Learning Negotiation Policies: from Bilateral to Multilateral Scenarios

Efstathiou, I. & Lemon, O., 8 Jun 2016, (Accepted/In press) ECAI 2016 Proceedings. Kaminka, G. A., Fox, M., Bouquet, P., Hüllermeier, E., Dignum, V., Dignum, F. & van Harmelen, F. (eds.). IOS Press, Vol. 285. p. 1640-1641 2 p. (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; vol. 285).

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2015

A game-based setup for data collection and task-based evaluation of uncertain information presentation

Gkatzia, D., Cercas Curry, A., Rieser, V. & Lemon, O., 2015, Proceedings of the 15th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation. p. 112-113

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Comparing attribute classifiers for interactive language grounding

Yu, Y., Eshghi, A. & Lemon, O., 2015, Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Vision and Language (VL'15). p. 60-69 10 p.

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Erratum to: Developing technology for autism: an interdisciplinary approach

Porayska-Pomsta, K., Frauenberger, C., Pain, H., Rajendran, G., Smith, T. J., Menzies, R., Foster, M. E., Alcorn, A., Wass, S., Bernardini, S., Avramides, K., Keay-Bright, W., Chen, J., Waller, A., Guldberg, K., Good, J. & Lemon, O., Aug 2015, In : Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 19, 5, p. 983

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Erratum to: Developing technology for autism an interdisciplinary approach

Porayska-Pomsta, K., Frauenberger, C., Pain, H., Rajendran, G., Smith, T., Menzies, R., Foster, M. E., Alcorn, A., Wass, S., Bernardini, S., Avramides, K., Keay-Bright, W., Chen, J., Waller, A., Guldberg, K., Good, J. & Lemon, O., Aug 2015, In : Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 19, 5, p. 983-983 1 p.

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Interactive Learning through Dialogue for Multimodal Language Grounding

Yu, Y., Lemon, O. & Eshghi, A., 2015, Proceedings of SEMDIAL 2015 (GoDIAL). Howes, C. & Larsson, S. (eds.). p. 214-215 2 p. (Proceedings of SEMDIAL).

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Learning non-cooperative dialogue policies to beat opponent models: "The good, the bad and the ugly''

Efstathiou, I. & Lemon, O., 24 Aug 2015, Proceedings of the 19th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue. Howes, C. & Larsson, S. (eds.). p. 33-41 9 p. (Proceedings (SemDial)).

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Learning trading negotiations using manually and automatically labelled data

Cuayahuitl, H., Keizer, S. & Lemon, O., 2015, 2015 IEEE 27th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI). IEEE, p. 904-911 8 p.

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Strategic Dialogue Management via Deep Reinforcement Learning

Cuayahuitl, H., Keizer, S. & Lemon, O., Dec 2015.

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2014

Adaptive generation in dialogue systems using dynamic user modeling

Chandrasekaran Janarthanam, S. & Lemon, O., 2014, In : Computational Linguistics. 40, 4, p. 883-920 38 p.

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Cluster-based prediction of user ratings for stylistic surface realisation

Dethlefs, N., Cuayáhuitl, H., Hastie, H., Rieser, V. & Lemon, O., Apr 2014, Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 702-711 10 p.

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Comparing multi-label classification with reinforcement learning for summarisation of time-series data

Gkatzia, D., Hastie, H. & Lemon, O., 2014, Proceedings of 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). Association for Computational Linguistics, Vol. 1. p. 1231-1240 10 p.

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