Publications


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2015

Cass, A., E. Rose, K. Striegnitz and N. Webb
Determining appropriate first contact distance: trade-offs in human-robot interaction experiment design, in the Workshop on Designing and Evaluating Social Robots for Public Settings at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015). Hamburg, Germany. 2015.

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2014

Liu, T., Cho, K., Broadwell, G. A., Shaikh, S., Strzalkowski, T., Lien, J., Taylor, S., Feldman, L., Yamrom, B., Webb, N., Boz, U., Cases, I. and Lin, C.
Automatic Expansion of the MRC Psycholinguistic Database Imageability Ratings, in Proceedings of 9th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference. 2014.

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2013

Burkett, A., N. Webb, V. Barr, B. Berger and S. Garson
Introducing Blake Browser: William Blake & Computational Analysis, in Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Quarterly, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 33 – 37. 2013.

Broadwell, G. A., U. Boz, I. Cases, T. Strzalkowski, L. Feldman, S. Taylor, S. Shaikh, T. Liu, Ting K. Cho and N. Webb
Using imageability and topic chaining to locate metaphors in linguistic corpora, in Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction, pp 102 – 110, Springer. 2013.

Benyon, D., B. Gamback, P. Hansen, O. Mival and N. Webb
How Was Your Day? Evaluating a Conversational Companion, in IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 299 – 311. July 2013.

Broadwell, G. A., J. Stromer-­Galley, T. Strzalkowski, S. Shaikh, S. Taylor, T. Liu, U. Boz, A. Elia, L. Jiao and N. Webb
Modeling Sociocultural phenomena in discourse, in Natural Language Engineering, Volume 19, Issue 02, pp 213 -­ 257. April 2013.

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2012

Lin, C., Z. Akcam, S. Shaikh, S. Small, K. Stahl, T. Strzalkowski and N. Webb
Revealing Contentious Concepts Across Social Groups, in Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), pp 2838 – 2841. 2012.

Muhlberger, P., J. Stromer-Galley and N. Webb
An Experiment in E-Rulemaking with Natural Language Processing and Democratic Deliberation. In K. Kloby, and M. DAgostino (Eds.), Citizen 2.0: Public and Governmental Interaction through Web 2.0 Technologies, pages. 23-40. IGI Global. 2012.

Stromer-Galley, J., N. Webb and P. Muhlberger
Deliberative E-Rulemaking Project: Challenges to Enacting Real World Deliberation, in Journal of Information Technology and Politics, Volume 9, Number 1, pages 82-96. 2012.

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2011

Smith, C., N. Crook, S. Dobnik, D. Charlton, J. Boye, S. Pulman, R. Santos de la Camara, M. Turunen, D. Benyon, J. Bradley, B. Gamback, P. Hansen, O. Mival, N. Webb, and M. Cavazza
Interaction Strategies for an Affective Conversational Agent, in Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, Volume 20, Number 5 , pages 395- 411. October, 2011.

Muhlberger, P., Stromer-Galley, and N. Webb
Public Policy and Obstacles to the Virtual Agora: Insights from the Deliberative E-Rulemaking Project, in Journal of Information Polity, Volume 16, Number 3, pages 197-214. 2011.

Ferguson, M. and N. Webb
Towards Low-Cost Human-Scale Manipulators, in the proceedings of the Workshop on Educating Robotics Engineers and Scientists, at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA-2011), Shanghai, China. 2011.

Ferguson, M., N. Webb and T. Strzalkowski
Nelson: A Low-Cost Social Robot for Research and Education, in the proceedings of the 42nd ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE-2011), Dallas, Texas. 2011.

Webb, N., J. Goodall, M. Ferguson, K. DeCorah and K. Kielbasa
An Interdisciplinary Workshop Based Around Social Robotics, poster presentation at the 42nd ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE-2011), Dallas, Texas. 2011.

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2010

Strzalkowski, T., G. A. Broadwell, J. Stromer-Galley, S. Shaikh, S. Taylor and N. Webb
Modeling Socio-Cultural Phenomena in Discourse, in the proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-2010), Beijing, China. 2010.

Shaikh, S., T. Strzalkowski, S. Taylor and N. Webb
VCA: An Experiment With A Multiparty Virtual Chat Agent, in proceedings of the ACL Workshop on Companionable Dialogue Systems, Uppsala, Sweden. 2010.

Bradley, J., D. Benyon, O. Mival and N. Webb
Wizard of Oz Experiments and Companion Dialogues, in proceedings of the 24th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI 2010), Dundee, 2010.

Webb, N. and M. Ferguson
Automatic Extraction of Cue Phrases for Cross-Corpus Dialogue Act Classification, in the proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-2010), Beijing, China. 2010.

Stromer-Galley, J., P. Muhlberberger and N. Webb
Deliberative E-Rulemaking Decision Facilitation: Challenges to Enacting Real World Deliberation, at the Fourth International Conference on Online Deliberation (OD2010), Leeds, UK. 2010.

Webb, N., D. Benyon, P. Hansen and O. Mival
Evaluating Human-Machine Conversation for Appropriateness, in proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC2010), Valletta, Malta. 2010.

Webb, N., D. Benyon, J. Bradley, P. Hansen and O. Mival
Wizard of Oz Experiments for a Companion Dialogue System: Eliciting Companionable Conversation, in proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC2010), Valletta, Malta. 2010.

Shaikh, S., T. Strzalkowski, S. Taylor and N. Webb
MPC: A Multi-Party Chat Corpus for Modeling Social Phenomena in Discourse, in proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC2010), Valletta, Malta. 2010.

Webber, B. and N. Webb
Question Answering, in Clark, Fox and Lappin (eds.) Handbook of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. Blackwells. 2010.

Webb, N. and S. Shaikh
Mapping from DSARMD and Switchboard Dialogue Act Labels into Superclass Labels. ILS Technical Report 011. February, 2010.

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2009

Webb, N. and B. Webber (editors)
Introduction to Special Issue on Interactive Question Answering. Journal of Natural Language Engineering, Volume 15, Issue 1. Cambridge University Press. January 2009.

Strzalkowski, T., S. Taylor, S. Shaikh, B. Lipetz, H. Hardy, N. Webb, T. Cresswell, M. Wu, Y. Zhan, T. Liu and S. Chen
COLLANE: An experiment in computer-mediated tacit collaboration, in Marciniak and Mykowiecka (eds.) Aspects of Natural Language Processing: Essays Dedicated to Leonard Bolc on the Occasion of His 75th Birthday. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5070, Springer-Verlag. 2009.

Webb, N.
Translating a Cue-Based Dialogue Act Classifier. ILS Technical Report 008. October, 2009.

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2008

Webb, N. and T. Liu
Investigating the Portability of Corpus Derived Cue Phrases for Dialogue Act Classification, in proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING2008), Manchester, UK. 2008.

Muhlberger, P., N. Webb and J. Stromer-Galley
The Deliberative E-Rulemaking Project (DeER): Improving Federal Agency Rulemaking Via Natural Language Processing and Citizen Dialogue, in proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2008), Montreal, Canada. 2008.

Webb, N., T. Liu, M. Hepple and Y. Wilks
Cross-Domain Dialogue Act Tagging, in proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC2008), Marrakech, Morocco. 2008.

Kruschwitz, U, N. Webb and R. Sutcliffe
Log Analysis for Adaptive Dialogue-Driven Search, in Jansen, Spink and
Taksa (eds.) Handbook of Research on Web Log Analysis, Information Science Research, September 2008.

Benyon, D., P. Hansen and N. Webb
Evaluating Human-Computer Conversation in Companions, in Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation, Bellagio, Italy, October 2008.

Field, D., S. Worgan, N. Webb, M. Hepple and Y. Wilks
Automatic Induction of Dialogue Structure from the Companions Dialogue Corpus, in Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation, Bellagio, Italy, October 2008.

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2006

Hardy, H., A Biermann, R. Bryce Inouye, A. McKenzie, T. Strzalkowski, C. Ursu, N. Webb and M. Wu
The AMITIES System: Data-Driven Techniques for Automated Dialogue, in Speech Communication 48 (3-4), pages 354-373 . Elsevier. 2006.

Webb, N. (editor)
HLT-NAACL Workshop on Interactive Question Answering. 2006.

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2005

Webb, N., M. Hepple and Y. Wilks
Dialogue Act Classification using Intra-Utterance Features, in Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Spoken Language Understanding, Pittsburgh, 2005.

Webb, N., M. Hepple and Y. Wilks
Empirical determination of thresholds for optimal dialogue act classification, in Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial), Nancy, 2005.

Webb, N., H. Hardy, C. Ursu, M. Wu, T. Strzalkowski and Y. Wilks
Data-Driven Language Understanding for Spoken Language Dialogue, in Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Spoken Language Understanding, Pittsburgh, 2005.

Webb, N., M. Hepple and Y. Wilks
Error Analysis of Dialogue Act Classification, in proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue, Carlsbad, Czech Republic. 2005.

Wilks, Y., N. Webb, A. Setzer, M. Hepple and R. Catizone
Machine Learning Approaches to Human Dialogue Modelling, in Kuppervelt, Dybkjaer and Bernsen (eds.) Advances in Natural Multimodal Dialogue Systems, Kluwer, Berlin, 2005.

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2004

Hardy, H., A. Biermann, R. B. Inouye, A. Mckenzie, T. Strzalkowski, C. Ursu, N. Webb and Min Wu
Data Driven Strategies for an Automated Dialogue System, in proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2004), Barcelona. 2004.

Wilks, Y., N. Webb, A. Setzer, M. Hepple and R. Catizone
Human Dialogue Modelling Using Annotated Corpora, in proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC2004), Lisbon, Portugal. 2004.

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2003

Wilks, Y., N. Webb, A. Setzer, M. Hepple and R. Catizone
Human dialogue modelling using machine learning, in Nicolas Nicolov, Kalina Bontcheva, Galia Angelova, Ruslan Mitkov (eds.) Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing III, Sel. papers from RANLP. 2003.

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2002

Hardy, H., K. Baker, L. Devillers, L. Lamel, S. Rosset, T. Strzalkowski, C. Ursu and N. Webb
Multi-layer Dialogue Annotation for Automated Multilingual Customer Service, in Proceedings of the ISLE Workshop on Dialogue Tagging for Multi-Modal Human Computer Interaction, Edinburgh, December 2002.

Catizone, R., A. Setzer, N. Webb and Y. Wilks
Very large-scale multilingual Information Extraction, in Proceedings of the Workshop on Event Modelling for Multilingual Document Linking (at the 3rd International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation LREC2002), Las Palmas. 2002.

Basili R., R. Catizone, L. Padró, M.T. Pazienza, G. Rigau, A.Setzer, N. Webb and F. Zanzotto
Knowledge-Based Multilingual Document Analysis, in Proceedings of COLING Workshop “SemaNet’02: Building and Using Semantic Networks” Taipei, Taiwan. 2002.

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2001

Basili, R., R. Catizone, L. Padro, M. T. Pazienza, G. Rigau, A. Setzer, N. Webb, Y. Wilks, and F. M. Zanzotto
Multilingual Authoring: the NAMIC Approach, in Proceedings of the Workshop on Human Language Technology and Knowledge Management (at ACL-EACL 2001), Toulouse, France, July 2001.

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2000

De Roeck, A., U. Kruschwitz, P. Scott, S. Steel, R. Turner and N. Webb
YPA – an Assistant for Classified Directory Enquiries, in B. Azvine, N. Azarmi and D. Nauck (eds.): Intelligent Systems and Soft Computing: Prospects, Tools and Applications. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1804, pages 245-264. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2000.

Webb, N.
Rule-Based Dialogue Management Systems, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation, Bellagio, Italy, July 2000.

Webb, N., A. De Roeck, U. Kruschwitz, P. Scott, S. Steel and R. Turner
Evaluating a Natural Language Dialogue System: Results and Experiences, in Proceedings of the Workshop on From Spoken Dialogue to Full Natural Interactive Dialogue: Theory, Empirical Analysis and Evaluation (at the 2nd International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation LREC2000), Athens, Greece, May 2000.

Kruschwitz, U., A. De Roeck, P. Scott, S. Steel, R. Turner and N. Webb
Extracting Semistructured Data – Lessons Learnt, in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Natural Language Processing (NLP2000): Filling the gap between theory and practice, Athens, Greece. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1835, pages 406-417. Springer Verlag. Berlin, 2000.

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1999

Kruschwitz, U., A. De Roeck, P. Scott, S. Steel, R. Turner and N. Webb
Natural Language Access to Yellow Pages, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems (KES’99), pages 34-37, IEE. Adelaide, 1999.

De Roeck, A., U. Kruschwitz, P. Scott, S. Steel, R. Turner and N. Webb
Natural Language Access to Yellow Pages, in Adjunct Conference Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International’99), pages 257-258, München, 1999.

Webb, N., A. De Roeck, U. Kruschwitz, P. Scott, S. Steel and R. Turner
Natural Language Engineering: Slot-Filling in the YPA, in Proceedings of the Workshop on Natural Language Interfaces, Dialogue and Partner Modelling (at the Fachtagung für Künstliche Intelligenz KI’99), Bonn, 1999.

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1998

De Roeck, A., U. Kruschwitz, P. Neal, P. Scott, S. Steel, R. Turner and N. Webb
YPA – An Intelligent Directory Enquiry Assistant, in BT Technology Journal (BTTJ), Vol 16(3), pages 145-155. July 1998.

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