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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2014

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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Evaluating a social multi-user interaction model using a Nao robot

Keizer, S., Kastoris, P., Foster, M. E., Deshmukh, A. & Lemon, O., 1 Aug 2014, Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (IEEE RO-MAN 2014). IEEE, p. 318-322 5 p.

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Finding middle ground? Multi-objective Natural Language Generation from time-series data

Gkatzia, D., Hastie, H. & Lemon, O., 2014, Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. p. 210-214

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Handling uncertain input in multi-user human-robot interaction

Keizer, S., Foster, M. E., Gaschler, A., Giuliani, M., Isard, A. & Lemon, O., 1 Aug 2014, Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (IEEE RO-MAN 2014). IEEE, p. 312-317 6 p.

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Learning non-cooperative behaviour for dialogue agents

Efstathiou, I. & Lemon, O., 2014, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. IOS Press, Vol. 263. p. 999-1000 2 p. (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; vol. 263).

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Learning non-cooperative dialogue behaviours

Efstathiou, I. & Lemon, O., 18 Jun 2014, Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 60-68 9 p.

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Learning to manage risks in non-cooperative dialogues

Efstathiou, I. & Lemon, O., 1 Sep 2014, SemDial 2014 Proceedings. Rieser, V. & Muller, P. (eds.). p. 173-175 3 p. (Proceedings (SemDial)).

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Multi-adaptive Natural Language Generation using Principal Component Regression

Gkatzia, D., Hastie, H. & Lemon, O., 2014, Proceedings of the 8th International Natural Language Generation Conference. p. 138–142

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One step at a time: Multimodal interfaces and children's executive functioning

McKenna, P. E., Lemon, O., Corley, M., Boa, D. & Rajendran, G., 1 Jan 2014, IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2014 - 4th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics. IEEE, p. 421-425 5 p. 6983018

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The PARLANCE mobile application for interactive search in English and Mandarin

Hastie, H., Aufaure, M-A., Alexopoulos, P., Bouchard, H., Breslin, C., Cuayáhuitl, H., Dethlefs, N., Gašić, M., Henderson, J., Lemon, O., Liu, X., Mika, P., Ben Mustapha, N., Potter, T., Rieser, V., Thomson, B., Tsiakoulis, P., Vanrompay, Y., Villazon-Terrazas, B., Yazdani, M. & 2 others, Young, S. & Yu, Y., 2014, Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL). p. 260 1 p.

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Towards Action Selection Under Uncertainty for a Socially Aware Robot Bartender

Foster, M. E., Keizer, S. & Lemon, O., 1 Mar 2014, Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2014), Late-Breaking Reports.

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Two alternative frameworks for deploying spoken dialogue systems to mobile platforms for evaluation “in the wild”

Hastie, H., Aufaure, M-A., Alexopoulos, P., Bouchard, H., Cuayáhuitl, H., Dethlefs, N., Gasic, M., Henderson, J., Lemon, O., Liu, X., Mika, P., Potter, T., Rieser, V., Tsiakoulis, P., Vanrompay, Y., Villa-Terrazas, B., Yazdani, M., Young, S. & Yu, Y., 2014, DialWatt - Semdial 2014: The 18th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue. (Proceedings (SemDial)).

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2013

A multithreaded conversational interface for pedestrian navigation and question answering

Janarthanam, S., Lemon, O., Liu, X., Bartie, P., Mackaness, W. & Dalmas, T., 2013, Proceedings of the 14th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue. Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 151-153 3 p.

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A simple and generic belief tracking mechanism for the Dialogue State Tracking Challenge: On the believability of observed information

Wang, Z. & Lemon, O., Aug 2013, Proceedings of SIGDIAL 2013: 14th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue . Association for Computational Linguistics

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