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The following is a selection of the group's more recent papers, posters and talks relevant to dialogue systems. For a more complete listing of papers, please visit Steve's list. You can also download some of our corpora here.

Talks

S. Young (2010). " Still Talking to Machines (Cognitively Speaking) " Plenary, Interspeech 2010, Chiba, Japan PPT (5.3Mb)

S. Young (2009). " Cognitive User Interfaces: an Engineering approach " Plenary, IEEE ICASSP 2009, Taipei, Taiwan PPT (5.3Mb)

S. Young (2006). " Using POMDPs for Dialogue Management " IEEE/ACL Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2006), Aruba PDF (247kb)

Papers

K. Yu, H. Zen, F. Mairesse and S. Young (2011). "Context Adaptive Training with Factorized Decision Trees for HMM based Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis." Speech Communication, 53(6):914-923. PDF

M. Gasic and S. Young (2011). "Effective Handling of Dialogue State in the Hidden Information State POMDP-based Dialogue Manager." ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing, 7(3) PDF

F. Jurcicek, B. Thomson and S. Young (2011). "Natural Actor and Belief Critic: Reinforcement algorithm for learning parameters of dialogue systems modelled as POMDPs." ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing, 7(3) PDF

K. Yu and S. Young (2011). "Continuous F0 Modelling for HMM based Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis." IEEE Trans. Audio, Speech and Language Processing, to appear, PDF

K. Yu and S. Young (2011). "Joint Modelling of Voicing Label and Continuous F0 for HMM-based Speech Synthesis. " Int Conf Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Prague, CZ. PDF

B. Thomson, F. Jurcicek, M. Gasic, S. Keizer, F. Mairesse, K. Yu and S. Young (2010). "Parameter learning for POMDP spoken dialogue models. " SLT 2010, Berkeley, CA. [Best paper] PDF

B. Thomson, K. Yu, S. Keizer, M. Gasic, F. Jurcicek, F. Mairesse and S. Young (2010). "Bayesian Update of State for the Let's Go Spoken Dialogue Challenge. " SLT 2010, Berkeley, CA. PDF

S. Young (2010). "Cognitive User Interfaces" IEEE Signal Processing Magazine,27(3): 128-140. PDF

B. Thomson and S. Young (2010). "Bayesian update of dialogue state: A POMDP framework for spoken dialogue systems." Computer Speech and Language,24(4): 562-588. PDF

S. Young (2010). "Still Talking to Machines (Cognitively Speaking). " Interspeech 2010, Chiba, Japan. PDF

F. Jurcicek, B. Thomson, S. Keizer, F. Mairesse, M. Gasic, K. Yu and S. Young (2010). "Natural Belief-Critic: a reinforcement algorithm for parameter estimation in statistical spoken dialogue systems. " Interspeech 2010, Chiba, Japan. [Best paper] PDF

K. Yu, H Zen, F. Mairesse and S. Young (2010). "Context Adaptive Training with Factorized Decision Trees for HMM-Based Speech Synthesis. " Interspeech 2010, Chiba, Japan. [Best paper] PDF

S. Keizer, M. Gasic, F. Jurcicek, F. Mairesse, B. Thomson, K. Yu and S. Young (2010). "Parameter estimation for agenda-based user simulation. " SigDial 2010, Tokyo, Japan. PDF

M. Gasic, F. Jurcicek, S. Keizer, F. Mairesse, B. Thomson, K. Yu and S. Young (2010). "Gaussian Processes for Fast Policy Optimisation of a POMDP Dialogue Manager for a Real-world Task. " SigDial 2010, Tokyo, Japan. PDF

K. Yu, B. Thomson and S. Young (2010). "From Discontinuous To Continuous F0 Modelling In HMM-based Speech Synthesis. " 7th ISCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis, Kyoto, Japan. PDF

K. Yu, F. Mairesse and S. Young (2010). "Word-level Emphasis Modelling in HMM-based Speech Synthesis. " Int Conf Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) , Dallas, TX. PDF

S. Young, M. Gasic, S. Keizer, F. Mairesse, J. Schatzmann, B. Thomson and K. Yu (2010). "The Hidden Information State Model: a practical framework for POMDP-based spoken dialogue management." Computer Speech and Language, 24(2): 150-174. PDF

F. Mairesse, M. Gasic, F. Jurcicek, S. Keizer, J. Prombonas, B. Thomson, K. Yu and S. Young (2010). "Phrase-based Statistical Language Generation using Graphical Models and Active Learning. " ACL 2010, Uppsala, Sweden. PDF

M. Gasic, F. Lefevre, F. Jurcicek, S. Keizer, F. Mairesse, B. Thomson, K. Yu and S. Young (2009). "Back-off Action Selection in Summary Space-Based POMDP-based Dialogue Systems. " ASRU 2009, Merano, Italy. PDF

F. Lefevre, M. Gasic, F. Jurcicek, S. Keizer, F. Mairesse, B. Thomson, K. Yu and S. Young (2009). "k-Nearest Neighbor Monte-Carlo Control Algorithm for POMDP-based Dialogue Systems. " SigDial 2009, London, UK. PDF

J. Jurcicek, M. Gasic, S. Keizer, F. Mairesse, B. Thomson and S. Young (2009). "Transformation-based Learning for Semantic Parsing. " Interspeech 2009, Brighton, UK. PDF

J. Schatzmann and S. Young (2009). "The Hidden Agenda User Simulation Model." IEEE Trans. Audio, Speech and Language Processing, 17(4):733-747. PDF

K. Yu, T. Toda, M. Gasic, S. Keizer, F. Mairesse, B. Thomson and S. Young (2009). " Probabilistic Modelling of F0 in Unvoiced Regions in HMM-based Speech Synthesis. " Int Conf Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) , Taipei, Taiwan. PDF

F. Mairesse, M. Gasic, F. Jurcicek, S. Keizer, B. Thomson, K. Yu and S. Young (2009). " Spoken Language Understanding from Unaligned Data using Discriminative Classification Models. " Int Conf Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) , Taipei, Taiwan. PDF

Z. Inanoglu and S. Young (2009). " Data-driven Emotion Conversion in Spoken English." Speech Communication, 51(3): 268-283. [ISCA-EUSIPCO 2011 Best paper Award] PDF

B. Thomson, M. Gasic, S. Keizer, F. Mairesse, J. Schatzmann, K. Yu, S. Young (2008). "User study of the Bayesian Update of Dialogue State approach to dialogue management." Interspeech 2008, Brisbane, Australia. PDF

S. Keizer, M. Gasic, F. Mairesse, B. Thomson, K. Yu, S. Young(2008). "Modelling User Behaviour in the HIS-POMDP Dialogue Manager. " IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT08), Goa, India. PDF

B. Thomson, K. Yu, M. Gasic, S. Keizer, F. Mairesse, J. Schatzmann, S. Young(2008). "Evaluating Semantic-level Confidence Scores with Multiple Hypotheses." Interspeech 2008, Brisbane, Australia. PDF

Z. Inanoglu and S. Young (2008). "Emotion Conversion using F0 Segment Selection." Interspeech 2008, Brisbane, Australia. PDF

M. Gasic, S. Keizer, F. Mairesse, J. Schatzmann, B. Thomson, S. Young (2008). "Training and Evaluation of the HIS POMDP Dialogue System in Noise." Sigdial 2008, Columbus, Ohio. PDF

B. Thomson, J. Schatzmann and S. Young. "Bayesian Update of Dialogue State for Robust Dialogue Systems",International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Las Vegas, AZ, March 30-April 4, 2008. PDF

J. Schatzmann, B. Thomson and S. Young. "Error Simulation for Training Statistical Dialogue Systems",IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop, Kyoto, Japan, December 9-13, 2007. PDF

J. Schatzmann, B. Thomson and S. Young. "Statistical User Simulation with a Hidden Agenda", 8th SIGDial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue, Antwerp, Belgium, September 2-3, 2007. PDF

J. Schatzmann, B. Thomson, K. Weilhammer, H. Ye, and S. Young. (2007). "Agenda-Based User Simulation for Bootstrapping a POMDP Dialogue System." HLT/NAACL 2007, Rochester. PDF

Thomson, B., J. Schatzmann, K. Weilhammer, H. Ye, and S. Young. (2007). "Training a real-world POMDP-based Dialog System." HLT/NAACL Workshop "Bridging the Gap: Academic and Industrial Research in Dialog Technologies", Rochester. PDF

S. Young, J. Schatzmann, et al. (2007). "The Hidden Information State Approach to Dialog Management." ICASSP 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii. PDF

J. Williams and S. Young (2007). "Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes for Spoken Dialog Systems." Computer Speech and Language 21(2): 231-422.  PDF

S. Young  (2006). "Using POMDPs for Dialog Management." IEEE/ACL Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2006), Aruba. PDF

K. Weilhammer, M. Stuttle, et al. (2006). "Bootstrapping Language Models for Dialogue Systems." ICSLP 2006, Pittsburgh, PA. PDF

Ye, H. and S. Young (2006). "A Clustering Approach to Semantic Decoding." ICSLP 2006, Pittsburgh, PA. PDF

J. Schatzmann, K. Weilhammer, M. Stuttle, S. Young. (2006). "A Survey of Statistical User Simulation Techniques for Reinforcement-Learning of Dialogue Management Strategies." Knowledge Engineering Review 21(2): 97-126. PDF

Posters

S. Young, J. Schatzmann, B. Thomson, H. Ye, K. Weilhammer (2006). "The HIS Dialogue Manager " IEEE/ACL Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2006), Aruba PPT (3.5Mb)