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Athena 2.0: Contextualized Dialogue Management for an Alexa Prize SocialBot


Nov 03, 2021
Juraj Juraska, Kevin K. Bowden, Lena Reed, Vrindavan Harrison, Wen Cui, Omkar Patil, Rishi Rajasekaran, Angela Ramirez, Cecilia Li, Eduardo Zamora, Phillip Lee, Jeshwanth Bheemanpally, Rohan Pandey, Adwait Ratnaparkhi, Marilyn Walker

* Accepted to EMNLP 2021 System Demonstrations 

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Athena: Constructing Dialogues Dynamically with Discourse Constraints


Nov 21, 2020
Vrindavan Harrison, Juraj Juraska, Wen Cui, Lena Reed, Kevin K. Bowden, Jiaqi Wu, Brian Schwarzmann, Abteen Ebrahimi, Rishi Rajasekaran, Nikhil Varghese, Max Wechsler-Azen, Steve Whittaker, Jeffrey Flanigan, Marilyn Walker

* 3rd Proceedings of Alexa Prize (Alexa Prize 2019) 

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ViGGO: A Video Game Corpus for Data-To-Text Generation in Open-Domain Conversation


Oct 26, 2019
Juraj Juraska, Kevin K. Bowden, Marilyn Walker

* Accepted to INLG 2019 

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Entertaining and Opinionated but Too Controlling: A Large-Scale User Study of an Open Domain Alexa Prize System


Aug 13, 2019
Kevin K. Bowden, Jiaqi Wu, Wen Cui, Juraj Juraska, Vrindavan Harrison, Brian Schwarzmann, Nicholas Santer, Steve Whittaker, Marilyn Walker

* To appear in 1st International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces (CUI 2019) 

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SlugBot: Developing a Computational Model andFramework of a Novel Dialogue Genre


Jul 22, 2019
Kevin K. Bowden, Jiaqi Wu, Wen Cui, Juraj Juraska, Vrindavan Harrison, Brian Schwarzmann, Nick Santer, Marilyn Walker

* arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:1801.01531 

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Implicit Discourse Relation Identification for Open-domain Dialogues


Jul 09, 2019
Mingyu Derek Ma, Kevin K. Bowden, Jiaqi Wu, Wen Cui, Marilyn Walker

* To appear in Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL2019) 

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A Deep Ensemble Model with Slot Alignment for Sequence-to-Sequence Natural Language Generation


May 16, 2018
Juraj Juraska, Panagiotis Karagiannis, Kevin K. Bowden, Marilyn A. Walker

* Accepted to NAACL 2018 

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SlugNERDS: A Named Entity Recognition Tool for Open Domain Dialogue Systems


May 10, 2018
Kevin K. Bowden, Jiaqi Wu, Shereen Oraby, Amita Misra, Marilyn Walker

* Kevin K. Bowden, Jiaqi Wu, Shereen Oraby, Amita Misra, and Marilyn Walker. SlugNERDS: A Named Entity Recognition Tool for Open Domain Dialogue Systems. Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), Miyazaki, Japan, 2018 
* Resources can be found: https://nlds.soe.ucsc.edu/node/56 

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Slugbot: An Application of a Novel and Scalable Open Domain Socialbot Framework


Jan 04, 2018
Kevin K. Bowden, Jiaqi Wu, Shereen Oraby, Amita Misra, Marilyn Walker

* Alexa Prize Proceedings 2017 

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Combining Search with Structured Data to Create a More Engaging User Experience in Open Domain Dialogue


Sep 15, 2017
Kevin K. Bowden, Shereen Oraby, Jiaqi Wu, Amita Misra, Marilyn Walker

* SCAI 2017 

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Data-Driven Dialogue Systems for Social Agents


Sep 10, 2017
Kevin K. Bowden, Shereen Oraby, Amita Misra, Jiaqi Wu, Stephanie Lukin

* IWSDS 2017 

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Debbie, the Debate Bot of the Future


Sep 10, 2017
Geetanjali Rakshit, Kevin K. Bowden, Lena Reed, Amita Misra, Marilyn Walker

* IWSDS 2017 

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M2D: Monolog to Dialog Generation for Conversational Story Telling


Aug 24, 2017
Kevin K. Bowden, Grace I. Lin, Lena I. Reed, Marilyn A. Walker

* ICIDS 2016 

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I Probe, Therefore I Am: Designing a Virtual Journalist with Human Emotions


May 18, 2017
Kevin K. Bowden, Tommy Nilsson, Christine P. Spencer, Kubra Cengiz, Alexandru Ghitulescu, Jelte B. van Waterschoot

* eNTERFACE16 proceedings 

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