Publications on Stochastic/Learning approaches to Dialogue Management in Spoken Dialogue Systems:

Marilyn A. Walker. An Application of Reinforcement Learning to Dialogue Strategy Selection in a Spoken Dialogue System for Email . Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Vol 12., pp. 387-416, 2000.

Marilyn Walker, Jeanne Fromer, Shrikanth Narayanan. Learning Optimal Dialogue Strategies: A Case Study of a Spoken Dialogue Agent for Email. In Proceedings of ACL/COLING 98 , 1998.

Marilyn A. Walker, Owen Rambow and Monica Rogati. Training a Sentence Planner for Spoken Dialogue using Boosting In Computer Speech and Language , July 2002.

Marilyn A. Walker, Irene Langkilde-Geary, Helen Wright Hastie, Jerry Wright, and Allen Gorin. Automatically Training A Problematic Dialogue Predictor for the HMIHY Spoken Dialogue System Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 2002. PDF

Satinder Singh, Diane Litman, Michael Kearns and Marilyn Walker. Optimizing Dialogue Management with Reinforcement Learning: Experiments with the NJFun System. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research(JAIR).

Monica Rogati, Marilyn A. Walker and Owen Rambow. Training a Sentence Planner for Spoken Dialog: The Impact of Syntactic and Planning Features In EUROSPEECH: European Conference on Speech Processing , 2001. , 2001.

Marilyn A. Walker, Owen Rambow and Monica Rogati. SPoT: A Trainable Sentence Planner In North American Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics , 2001.

Marilyn A. Walker, Jerry Wright, Irene Langkilde. Using Natural Language Processing and Discourse Features to Identify Understanding Errors in a Spoken Dialogue System. In Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference on Machine Learning , 2000.

Marilyn A. Walker, Irene Langkilde , Jerry Wright, Allen Gorin and Diane Litman. Learning to Predict Problematic Situations in a Spoken Dialogue System: Experiments with How May I Help You? In North American Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics , 2000.

Pamela Jordan and Marilyn Walker. Learning Attribute Selections for Non-Pronominal Expressions In the Proceedings of ACL 2000, Hong Kong, October 2000.

Diane J. Litman, Michael S. Kearns, Satinder Singh, and Marilyn A. Walker. Automatic Optimization of Dialogue Management. In Proceedings of COLING 2000.

Satinder Singh, Michael S. Kearns, Diane J. Litman, and Marilyn A. Walker. Empirical Evaluation of a Reinforcement Learning Spoken Dialogue System. In Proceedings of AAAI 2000.

Irene Langkilde, Marilyn A. Walker, Jerry Wright, Allen Gorin and Diane Litman. Automatic Prediction of Problematic Human-Computer Dialogues in How May I Help You? In ASRU99 , To Appear. 1999.

Satinder Singh, Michael S. Kearns, Diane J. Litman, and Marilyn A. Walker. Reinforcement Learning for Spoken Dialogue Systems. In Proceedings of NIPS*99.

Diane Litman, Marilyn A. Walker and Michael Kearns. Automatic Detection of Poor Speech Recognition at the Dialogue Level" In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics , ACL99, 1999.

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