NLDS Publications

Marilyn Walker: http://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~maw/

 

NLDS Lab Software and Corpora: https://nlds.soe.ucsc.edu/software

 

Lab Publications by Year:

2018

Zhichao Hu, Jean E. Fox Tree, and Marilyn A. Walker. "Modeling Linguistic and Personality Adaptation for Natural Language Generation," Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2018), Melbourne, Australia, July 2018.  

S. Oraby, L. Reed, S. Tandon, S. TS, S. Lukin, and M. Walker. Controlling Personality-Based Stylistic Variation with Neural Natural Language Generators. To appear at SIGDIAL 2018. Melbourne, Australia.

J. Juraska, P. Karagiannis, K. Bowden, and M. Walker. Slug2Slug: A Deep Ensemble Model with Slot Alignment for Sequence-to-Sequence Natural Language Generation. To appear at NAACL 2018. New Orleans, LA.

J. Juraska, P. Karagiannis, K. Bowden, and M. Walker. (E2E NLG Challenge System) Slug2Slug: A Deep Ensemble Model with Slot Alignment for Sequence-to-Sequence Natural Language Generation. To appear at the Special Session on Data-Driven NLG at INLG 2018. Tilburg, Netherlands.

S. Oraby, L. Reed, S. Tandon, S. TS, S. Lukin, and M. Walker. (E2E NLG Challenge System) TNT-NLG, System 1: Using a Statistical NLG to Massively Augment Crowd-Sourced Data for Neural Generation. To appear at the Special Session on Data-Driven NLG at INLG 2018. Tilburg, Netherlands.

S. Tandon, S. TS, S. Oraby, L. Reed, S. Lukin, and M. Walker. (E2E NLG Challenge System) TNT-NLG, System 2: Data Repetition and Meaning Representation Manipulation to Improve Neural Generation. To appear at the Special Session on Data-Driven NLG at INLG 2018. Tilburg, Netherlands.

M. Walker, A. Smither, S. Oraby, V. Harrison, H. Shemtov. Exploring Conversational Language Generation for Rich Content about Hotels. To appear at LREC 2018. [Joint work with Google Research]

K. Bowden, J. Wu, S. Oraby, A. Misra, M. Walker. SlugNERDS: A Named Entity Recognition Tool for Open Domain Dialogue Systems. To appear at LREC 2018.

2017

Zhichao Hu and Marilyn A. Walker. "Inferring Narrative Causality between Event Pairs in Films," Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2017), Saarbrücken, Germany, August 2017. [pdf

E. Rahimtoroghi, J. Wu, R. Wang, P. Anand and M. Walker, "Modelling Protagonist Goals and Desires in First-Person Narrative", SIGDIAL 2017, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2017. (Best paper nomination)

K. Bowden, S. Oraby, J. Wu, A. Misra, M. Walker. Combining Search with Structured Data to Create a More Engaging User Experience in Open Domain DialogueSearch-Oriented Conversational AI at ICTIR 2017.

S. Oraby, S. Homayon, M. Walker. Harvesting Creative Templates for Generating Stylistically Varied Restaurant Reviews. Stylistic Variation Workshop at EMNLP 2017. Copenhagen, Denmark. 

S. Oraby, V. Harrison, A. Misra, E. Riloff, M. Walker. Are You Serious?: Rhetorical Questions and Sarcasm in Social Media Dialog. SIGDIAL 2017. Saarbrucken, Germany.

A. Misra, S. Oraby, S. Tandon, S. Ts, P. Anand, M. Walker. Summarizing Dialog Arguments from Social Media. SEMDIAL 2017. Saarbrucken, Germany. 

L. Reed, J. Wu, S. Oraby, P. Anand, M. Walker. Learning Lexical-Functional Patterns for First-Person Affect. ACL 2017. Vancouver, Canada.

Zhichao Hu, Elahe Rahimtoroghi and Marilyn A. Walker. "Inference of Fine-Grained Event Causality from Blogs and Films," Workshop on Events and Stories in the News, Vancouver, Canada, July 2017. [pdf

K. Bowden, S. Oraby, A. Misra, J. Wu, S. Lukin. Data-Driven Dialogue Systems for Social Agents. IWSDS 2017. Farmington, PA, USA.

2016

Elahe Rahimtoroghi, Ernesto Hernandez and Marilyn Walker. Learning Fine-Grained Knowledge about Contingent Relations between Everyday Events.Proc. of the SIGDIAL Conference, 2016. (Best Paper Award) 

Zhichao Hu, Michelle Dick, Chung-Ning Chang, Kevin Bowden, Michael Neff, Jean E. Fox Tree, Marilyn A. Walker. A Corpus of Gesture – Annotated Dialogues for Monologue-to-Dialogue Generation from Personal Narratives. in Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), Portoroz, Slovenia, 2016.

Kevin K. Bowden, Grace I. Lin, Lena I. Reed, Jean E. Fox Tree, and Marilyn A. Walker. M2D: Monolog to Dialog Generation for Conversational Storytelling. ICIDS 2016

Amita Misra, Brian Ecker and Marilyn Walker. “Measuring the Similarity of Sentential Arguments in Dialogue”. Proc. of the SIGDIAL Conference, 2016.

Amita Misra, Brian Ecker, Theodore Handleman, Nicolas Hahn and Marilyn Walker. “NLDS-UCSC at SemEval-2016 Task 6: A Semi-Supervised Approach to Detecting Stance in Tweets”. Proc. of the International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, 2016.

Lukin, Stephanie M., Bowden, Kevin, Barackman, Casey, and Walker, Marilyn A. PersonaBank: A Corpus of Personal Narratives and their Story Intention Graphs.Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (2016).

S. Oraby, V. Harrison, E. Hernandez, L. Reed, E. Riloff, and M. Walker, Creating and Characterizing a Diverse Corpus of Sarcasm in Dialogue, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDial), pp. 31–41. Association for Computational Linguistics, 2016.

Marta Recasens, Zhichao Hu, and Olivia Rhinehart. "Sense Anaphoric Pronouns: Am I One?," to appear in Workshop on Coreference Resolution Beyond OntoNotes (CORBON), San Diego, CA, USA, 2016.

2015

Amita Misra, Pranav Anand, Jean E. Fox Tree and Marilyn Walker. “Using Summarization to Discover Argument Facets in Online Ideological Dialog”. Proc. of the NAACL-HLT 2015 Conference, 2015.

S. Oraby, L. Reed, R. Compton, E. Riloff, M. Walker and S. Whittaker, And That’s A Fact: Distinguishing Factual and Emotional Argumentation Styles in Online Dialogue, in Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Argumentation Mining at the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, NAACL HLT 2015.

Lukin, Stephanie M., Walker, Marilyn A. Generating Sentence Planning Variations for Story Telling. 16th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (2015).

Lukin, Stephanie M., Walker, Marilyn A. Narrative Variations in a Virtual Storyteller 15th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (2015).

Zhichao Hu, Marilyn A. Walker, Michael Neff, Jean E. Fox Tree. "Storytelling Agents with Personality and Adaptivity," Intelligent Virtual Agents: 15th International Conference, IVA 2015, Delft, Netherlands, 2015.

2014

Lukin, Stephanie M., Ryan, James O., Walker, Marilyn A. Automating Direct Speech Variations in Stories and Games. 3rd Workshop on Games and NLP (2014).

Lukin, Stephanie M., Eisenberg, Luke, Corcoran, Thomas, Walker, Marilyn A. Identifying Subjective and Figurative Language in Online Dialogue. 3rd Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop (2014).

Lukin, Stephanie M., Youngblood, G.M., Du, Honglu, Walker, Marilyn A. Building Community & Commitment with a Virtual Coach in Mobile Wellness Programs. 14th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (2014).

Swanson, Reid, Lukin, Stephanie, Eisenberg, Luke, Corcoran, Thomas, Walker, Marilyn A. Getting Reliable Annotations for Sarcasm in Online Dialogues. LREC (2014).

Justo, Raquel, Corcoran, Thomas, Lukin, Stephanie, Walker, Marilyn, Torres, M Ines.Extracting Relevant Knowledge for the Detection of Sarcasm and Nastiness in the Social Web. Knowledge-Based Systems (2014)

Nunes, Bruno Astuto A., Kerry Veenstra, William Ballenthin, Stephanie Lukin, and Katia Obraczka. A Machine Learning Framework for TCP Rount-Trip Time Estimation. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (2014).

Swanson, R., Rahimtoroghi, E., Corcoran, T., Walker, M. A., "Identifying Narrative Clause Types in Personal Stories", Proceedings of the 15th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2014), Philadelphia, PA, 2014. (Best paper award)

Rahimtoroghi, E., Corcoran, T., Swanson, R., Walker, M. A., Sagae, K., Gordon, A. S., "Minimal Narrative Annotation Schemes and Their Applications", Proceedings of 7th Workshop on Intelligent Narrative Technologies (INT7), Milwaukee, WI, 2014.

Swanson, R., Rahimtoroghi, E., Corcoran, T., Walker, M. A., "Identifying Simple Narrative Structure in Personal Narratives", The Northwest NLP Workshop (NW-NLP 2014), Redmond, WA, 2014. [pdf]

Zhichao Hu, Gabrielle Halberg, Carolynn R. Jimenez and Marilyn A. Walker. "Entrainment in Pedestrian Direction Giving: How many kinds of entrainment?" Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems (IWSDS'14), Napa, CA, USA, 2014.

2013

Amita Misra and Marilyn Walker. Topic independent identification of agreement and disagreement in social media dialogue. Proc. of the SIGDIAL conference, 2013.

Lukin, Stephanie, and Marilyn Walker. Really? Well. Apparently Bootstrapping Improves the Performance of Sarcasm and Nastiness Classifiers for Online Dialogue. North American Association for Computational Linguistics (2013).

Rishes, Elena, Lukin Stephanie M., Elson, David K., Walker, Marilyn A. Generating Different Story Tellings from Semantic Representations of Narrative. International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (2013).

S. Oraby, Y. El-Sonbaty, and M. Abou El-Nasr, Finding Opinion Strength Using Rule-Based Parsing for Arabic Sentiment Analysis, in Advances in Soft Computing and Its Applications, pp. 509–520, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.

S. Oraby, Y. El-Sonbaty, and M. Abou El-Nasr, Exploring the Effects of Word Roots for Arabic Sentiment Analysis, in Proceedings of the 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, (Nagoya, Japan), pp. 471–479, Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing, October 2013.

Rahimtoroghi, E., Swanson, R., Walker, M. A., and Corcoran, T., "Evaluation, Orientation, and Action in Interactive StoryTelling", Proceedings of 6th Workshop on Intelligent Narrative Technologies (INT6), Boston, MA, 2013.

Zhichao Hu, Elahe Rahimtoroghi, Larissa Munishkina, Reid Swanson and Marilyn A. Walker. "Unsupervised Induction of Contingent Event Pairs from Film Scenes," Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP '13), Seattle, WA, USA, 2013. [pdf]

Marilyn A. Walker, Jennifer Sawyer, Carolynn Jimenez, Elena Rishes, Grace I. Lin, Zhichao Hu, Jane Pinckard and Noah Wardip-Fruin. "Using Expressive Language Generation to Increase Authorial Leverage," The Intelligent Narrative Technologies (INT) Workshop, Boston, MA, USA, 2013. [pdf]

2012

Walker, M., Anand, P., Fox Tree, J. E., Abbott, R., & King, J. "A corpus for research on deliberation and debate." Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC). 2012

Walker, M., Anand, P., Abbott, R., & Grant, R. "Stance Classification using Dialogic Properties of Persuasion." North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (HLT/NAACL). 2012

2011

Rahimtoroghi, E. and Shakery, A., "Wikipedia-Based Smoothing for Enhancing Text Clustering",Proceedings of 7th Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS), pp. 327-339, Dubai, UAE, 2011.

Abbott, R., Walker, M., Anand, P., Fox Tree, J. E., Bowmani, R., & King, J. "How can you say such things?!?: Recognizing Disagreement in Informal Political Argument." Workshop on Languages in Social Media, Association for Computational Linguistics (LSM). 2011

Anand, P., Walker, M., Abbott, R., Fox Tree, J. E., Bowmani, R., & Minor, M. "Cats rule and dogs drool!: Classifying stance in online debate." Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis, Association for Computational Linguistics (WASSA). 2011

2010

Rahimtoroghi, E., Faili, H., and Shakery, A., "A Structural Rule-Based Stemmer for Persian", Proceedings of 5th International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST), pp. 574-578, Tehran, Iran, 2010.

Neff, M., Wang, Y., Abbott, R., & Walker, M. "Evaluating the effect of gesture and language on personality perception in conversational agents." Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA). 2010.