Graham Wilcock

Also published as: G. Wilcock


2016

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Double Topic Shifts in Open Domain Conversations: Natural Language Interface for a Wikipedia-based Robot Application
Kristiina Jokinen | Graham Wilcock
Proceedings of the Open Knowledge Base and Question Answering Workshop (OKBQA 2016)

The paper describes topic shifting in dialogues with a robot that provides information from Wiki-pedia. The work focuses on a double topical construction of dialogue coherence which refers to discourse coherence on two levels: the evolution of dialogue topics via the interaction between the user and the robot system, and the creation of discourse topics via the content of the Wiki-pedia article itself. The user selects topics that are of interest to her, and the system builds a list of potential topics, anticipated to be the next topic, by the links in the article and by the keywords extracted from the article. The described system deals with Wikipedia articles, but could easily be adapted to other digital information providing systems.

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What topic do you want to hear about? A bilingual talking robot using English and Japanese Wikipedias
Graham Wilcock | Kristiina Jokinen | Seiichi Yamamoto
Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: System Demonstrations

We demonstrate a bilingual robot application, WikiTalk, that can talk fluently in both English and Japanese about almost any topic using information from English and Japanese Wikipedias. The English version of the system has been demonstrated previously, but we now present a live demo with a Nao robot that speaks English and Japanese and switches language on request. The robot supports the verbal interaction with face-tracking, nodding and communicative gesturing. One of the key features of the WikiTalk system is that the robot can switch from the current topic to related topics during the interaction in order to navigate around Wikipedia following the user’s individual interests.

2015

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Multilingual WikiTalk: Wikipedia-based talking robots that switch languages.
Graham Wilcock | Kristiina Jokinen
Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue

2014

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Towards automatic annotation of communicative gesturing
Kristiina Jokinen | Graham Wilcock
Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Vision and Language

2013

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Open-Domain Information Access with Talking Robots
Kristiina Jokinen | Graham Wilcock
Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2013 Conference

2012

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Multimodal Signals and Holistic Interaction Structuring
Kristiina Jokinen | Graham Wilcock
Proceedings of COLING 2012: Posters

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WikiTalk: A Spoken Wikipedia-based Open-Domain Knowledge Access System
Graham Wilcock
Proceedings of the Workshop on Question Answering for Complex Domains

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Constructive Interaction for Talking about Interesting Topics
Kristiina Jokinen | Graham Wilcock
Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)

The paper discusses mechanisms for topic management in conversations, concentrating on interactions where the interlocutors react to each other's presentation of new information and construct a shared context in which to exchange information about interesting topics. This is illustrated with a robot simulator that can talk about unrestricted (open-domain) topics that the human interlocutor shows interest in. Wikipedia is used as the source of information from which the robotic agent draws its world knowledge.

2009

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Text Annotation with OpenNLP and UIMA
Graham Wilcock
Proceedings of the 17th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2009)

2007

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An OWL Ontology for HPSG
Graham Wilcock
Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics Companion Volume Proceedings of the Demo and Poster Sessions

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Proceedings of the Linguistic Annotation Workshop
Branimir Boguraev | Nancy Ide | Adam Meyers | Shigeko Nariyama | Manfred Stede | Janyce Wiebe | Graham Wilcock
Proceedings of the Linguistic Annotation Workshop

2005

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Proceedings of the Tenth European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG-05)
Graham Wilcock | Kristiina Jokinen | Chris Mellish | Ehud Reiter
Proceedings of the Tenth European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG-05)

2003

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Integrating Natural Language Generation with XML Web Technology
Graham Wilcock
Demonstrations

2002

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Adaptive Dialogue Systems - Interaction with Interact
Kristiina Jokinen | Antti Kerminen | Tommi Lagus | Jukka Kuusisto | Graham Wilcock | Markku Turunen | Jaakko Hakulinen | Krista Jauhiainen
Proceedings of the Third SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

2001

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Confidence-Based Adaptivity in Response Generation for a Spoken Dialogue System
Kristiina Jokinen | Graham Wilcock
Proceedings of the Second SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

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Towards a Discourse-Oriented Representation of Information Structure in HPSG
Graham Wilcock
Proceedings of the 13th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2001)

2000

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Book Reviews: Systemic Functional Grammar in Natural Language Generation: Linguistic Description and Computational Representation
Graham Wilcock
Computational Linguistics, Volume 26, Number 2, June 2000

1998

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Head-Driven Generation with HPSG
Graham Wilcock | Yuji Matsumoto
COLING 1998 Volume 2: The 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Head-Driven Generation with HPSG
Graham Wilcock
36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Volume 2

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Approaches to Surface Realization With HPSG
Graham Wilcock
Natural Language Generation

1996

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Reversible delayed lexical choice in a bidirectional framework
Graham Wilcock | Yuji Matsumoto
COLING 1996 Volume 2: The 16th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1990

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Japanese-to-English Project PROTRAN & TWINTRAN
J. Jelinek | G. Wilcock | O. Nishida | T. Yoshimi | M. J. W. Bos | N. Tamura | H. Murakami
COLING 1990 Volume 1: Papers presented to the 13th International Conference on Computational Linguistics