Publications

2018

Ting Han, Casey Kennington, David Schlangen. Placing Objects in Gesture Space: Toward Real-Time Understanding of Spatial Descriptions. Proceedings of the thirty-second AAAI conference on artificial intelligence (AAAI18), 2018.


2017

Casey Kennington & David Schlangen. A Simple Generative Model of Incremental Reference Resolution for Situated Dialogue. Computer Speech & Language, 2017.

Soledad Maria Lopez, Casey Kennington & David Schlangen. Silence, Please! Interrupting In-Car Phone Conversations. In Proceedings of The Workshop on Conversational Interruptions in Human-Agent Interaction (WCHIHAI), 2017.

Casey Kennington, Ting Han, and David Schlangen. 2017. Temporal Alignment using the Incremental Unit Framework. In Proceedings of 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 5 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3136755.3136769

Casey Kennington & Aprajita Shukla. A Graphical Digital Personal Assistant that Grounds and Learns Autonomously. In Proceedings of HAI, 2017.

Casey Kennington & Sarah Plane. Symbol, Conversational, and Societal Grounding with a Toy Robot. In Proceedings of Symposium on Natural Communication for Human-Robot Collaboration. AAAI, 2017. (poster abstract)

Dan Kondratyuk & Casey Kennington. Towards a Dialogue System with Long-term, Episodic Memory. In Proceedings of SemDial, 2017. (poster abstract)

Pierre Lison & Casey Kennington. Incremental Processing for Neural Conversation Models. In Proceedings of SemDial, 2017. (poster abstract)

2016

Casey Kennington and David Schlangen. Supporting Spoken Assistant Systems with a GUI That Signals Incremental Understanding and Prediction State. In Proceedings of SigDial, 2016. (bib)

Ramesh Manuvinakurike, Casey Kennington, David Devault and David Schlangen. Real-time Understanding of Complex, Discriminative Scene Descriptions. In Proceedings of SigDial, 2016. (bib)

David Schlangen, Sina Zarrieß and Casey Kennington.  Resolving References to Objects in Photographs using the Words-As-Classifiers Model.  In Proceedings of ACL, 2016. (bib)

Pierre Lison and Casey Kennington. A Toolkit for Developing Spoken Dialogue Systems with Probabilistic Rules. In Proceedings of ACL, 2016. (demo paper) (bib)

Sina Zarrieß, Julian Hough, Casey Kennington, Ramesh Manuvinakurike, David DeVault, Raquel Fernandez, David Schlangen. PentoRef: A Corpus of Spoken References in Task-oriented Dialogues. In Proceedings of LREC 2016.

Casey Kennington. Incrementally Resolving References in Order to Identify Visually Present Objects in a Situated Dialogue Setting. Doctoral Dissertation, Bielefeld University, 2016.

Timo Baumann, Casey Kennington, Julian Hough, David Schlangen, Recognising Conversational Speech: What an Incremental ASR Should Do for a Dialogue System and How to Get There. In Proceedings of IWSDS 2016.

2015

Casey Kennington and David Schlangen. Simple Learning and Compositional Application of Perceptually Grounded Word Meanings for Incremental Reference Resolution. Proceedings of ACL-IJCNLP 2015. (bib) (video)

Ting Han, Casey Kennington and David Schlangen. Building and Applying Perceptually-Grounded Representations of Multimodal Scene Descriptions. In Proceedings of SEMDial 2015. Gothenburg, Sweden.

Casey Kennington, Ryu Iida, Takenobu Tokunaga, David Schlangen. Incrementally Tracking Reference in Human/Human Dialogue Using Linguistic and Extra-Linguistic Information. In Proceedings of NAACL-HLT 2015. (bib)

Casey Kennington, Livia Dia, & David Schlangen. A Discriminative Model for Perceptually-Grounded Incremental Reference Resolution. In Proceedings of IWCS 2015. (bib)
Julian Hough, Casey Kennington, David Schlangen and Jonathan Ginzburg. Incremental Semantics for Dialogue Processing: Requirements, and a Comparison of Two Approaches. 
In Proceedings of IWCS 2015. (bib)
Casey Kennington, Soledad Lopez Gambino and David Schlangen. Playing a Real-world Reference Game using 
the Words-as-Classifiers Model of Reference Resolution. In Proceedings of SEMDial 2015. Gothenburg, Sweden. (demo paper, lightly reviewed)
Pierre Lison and Casey Kennington.	A Toolkit for Developing Spoken Dialogue Systems with Probabilistic Rules
In Proceedings of SEMDial 2015. Gothenburg, Sweden. (demo paper, lightly reviewed)

2014

Spyros Kousidis, Casey Kennington, Timo Baumann, Hendrik Buschmeier, Stefan Kopp, David Schlangen. (2014). A Multimodal In-Car Dialogue System that Tracks the Driver's Attention. In Proceedings of ICMI 2014. ACM.

Casey Kennington, Spyros Kousidis, Timo Baumann, Hendrik Buschmeier, Stefan Kopp, David Schlangen. (2014). Better Driving and Recall When In-car Information Presentation Uses Situationally-Aware Incremental Speech Output Generation. In Proceedings of AutoUI'14. ACM.

Casey Kennington, Spyros Kousidis, and David Schlangen. Situated Incremental Natural Language Understanding using a Multimodal, Linguistically-driven Update Model. Proceedings of COLING 2014, the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers, Dublin, Ireland. (bib)

Casey Kennington, Spyros Kousidis, and David Schlangen. InproTKs: A Toolkit for Incremental Situated Processing. In Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGdial 2014). (bib)

Casey Kennington and David Schlangen (2014). Situated Incremental Natural Language Understanding Using Markov Logic Networks. Computer Speech and Language.

Spyros Kousidis, Casey Kennington, Timo Baumann, Hendrik Buschmeier, Stefan Kopp, David Schlangen. (2014). Situationally Aware In-Car Information Presentation Using Incremental Speech Generation: Safer, and More Effective. In Proceedings of  Workshop on Dialog in Motion, EACL 2014. (bib)

Casey Kennington, Kotaro Funakoshi, Yuki Takahashi, and Mikio Nakano. Probabilistic multiparty dialogue management for a game master robot. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-robot Interaction. Bielefeld, Germany, 2014. (late breaking report)

高橋裕己, Casey Kennington, 船越孝太郎, 中野幹生, 菅野重樹, & 早稲田大学. (2014).
確率的ルールを用いた多人数ロボット対話. 人工知能学会全国大会論文集, 28, 1–4.

Casey Kennington, Spyros Kousidis, and David Schlangen. Multimodal Dialogue Systems with InproTKs and Venice. In Proceedings of SemDial 2014. Edinburgh, Scotland. (p. 202-204) (poster abstract)

Casey Kennington, Kotaro Funakoshi, Yuki Takahashi, and Mikio Nakano. Simple Timing for Probabilistic Multiparty Dialogue Management. Timing in Human-Robot Interaction, In Proceedings of Workshop at the Conference of Human-Robot Interaction 2014, Bielefeld, Germany. (workshop paper, lightly reviewed)

Casey Kennington and David Schlangen. Comparing Listener Gaze with Predictions of an Incremental Reference Resolution Model. RefNet workshop on Psychological and Computational Models of Reference Comprehension and Production. Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014. (abstract)

2013

Casey Kennington, Spyros Kousidis, and David Schlangen. Interpreting Stutated Dialogue Utterances: an Update Model that Uses Speech, Gaze, and Gesture Information.  Proceedings of the 14th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGdial 2013). (bib) (video(Note! please see addendum)

Spyros Kousidis, Casey Kennington, and David Schlangen. Investigating speaker gaze and pointing behaviour in human-computer interaction with the mint.tools collection. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGdial 2013). (short paper) (bib)

Layla El Asri, Nina Dethlefs, Matthew Henderson, Casey Kennington, Chris Mitchell, Niels Schütte, Martín Villalba and Denis Baheux. 2013. Proceedings of the Young Researcher’s Roundtable on Spoken Dialogue Systems. Co-located with the 14th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGdial). Metz, France. (Proceedings of position papers)

2012

Casey Kennington and David Schlangen (2012). Markov Logic Networks for Situated Incremental Natural Language Understanding. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGdial 2012). (bib) (slides) (video)

Casey Kennington. Markov Logic Networks for Spatial Language in Reference ResolutionProccedings of the ESSLLI 2012 Student Session, Opole, Poland, August 6-17, 2012 (Edited by Rendsvig, R.K and Katenko, S.) (slides)

Casey Redd Kennington, Martin Kay, Annemarie Friedrich (2012). Suffix Trees as Language Models. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12).  (bib) (slides)

2011

Masters Thesis (2011) Suffix Trees as an Implementation Technique for Vairable-Length N-gram Language Models. Supervised by Professor Martin Kay.

Jia Xu, Hans Uszkoreit, Casey Kennington, David Vilar, Xiaojun Zhang (2011). DFKI Hybrid Machine Translation System for WMT 2011 - On the Integration of SMT and RBMT. Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation. (bib)

2008

C. Ray Graham, Deryle Lonsdale, Casey Kennington, Aaron Johnson and Jeremiah McGhee (2008). Elicited Imitation as an Oral Proficiency Measure with ASR Scoring.
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08). (bib)

Other

Kandylaki, K. D., Kennington, C. R. , Niefind, F., Rebmann, A., Shore, T., Pyykkönen, P. Verb Aspect and Causality in Situation Models. 48th StuTS, Potsdam, November 19, 2010. (Student Presentation)

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