Niels Ole Bernsen

Also published as: Niels O. Bernsen, Niels Ole Bernse


2006

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H. C. Andersen Conversation Corpus
Niels Ole Bernsen | Laila Dybkjær | Svend Kiilerich
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

This paper describes the design, collection and current status of the Hans Christian Andersen (HCA) conversation corpus. The corpus consists of five separate corpora and represents transcription and annotation of some 57 hours of English spoken and deictic gesture user-system interaction recorded mainly with children 2002-2005. The corpora were collected as part of the development and evaluation process of two consecutive research prototypes. The set-up used to collect each corpus is described as well as our use of each corpus in system development. We describe the annotation of each corpus and briefly present various uses we have made of the corpora so far. The HCA corpus was made publicly available at http://www.niceproject.com/data/ in March 2006.

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Field Evaluation of a Single-Word Pronunciation Training System
Niels Ole Bernsen | Thomas K. Hansen | Svend Kiilerich | Torben Kruchov Madsen
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

Many learning tasks require substantial skills training. Ideally, the student might benefit the most from having a human expert – a teacher or trainer – at hand throughout, but human expertise remains a scarce resource. The second-best solution could be to do skills training with a computer-based self-training system. This vision of the computer as tutor currently motivates increasing efforts world-wide, in all manner of fields, including that of computer-assisted language learning, or CALL. But, as pointed out by Hincks [2003], along with the growth of the CALL area comes a growing need for empirical evidence that CALL systems have a beneficial effect. This point is reiterated by Chapelle [2002] who defines the goal for Computer Assisted Second Language Research as the gathering of evidence for the effect of CALL and instructional design. This paper presents results of a field test of our pronunciation training system which enables immigrants and others to self-train their pronunciation skills of single Danish words.

2005

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Meet Hans Christian Andersen
Niels Ole Bernsen | Laila Dybkjær
Proceedings of the 6th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

2004

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Evaluating Conversation with Hans Christian Andersen
Niels Ole Bernsen | Laila Dybkjær | Svend Kiilerich
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

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Towards General-Purpose Annotation Tools – How Far Are We Today?
Laila Dybkjær | Niels Ole Bernse
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

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Usability Evaluation of Multimodal and Domain-Oriented Spoken Language Dialogue Systems
Laila Dybkjær | Niels Ole Bernsen | Wolfgang Minker
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

2002

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Natural Interactivity Resources – Data, Annotation Schemes and Tools
Laila Dybkjær | Niels Ole Bernsen
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’02)

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THE NITE WORKBENCH. A Tool for Annotation of Natural Interactivity and Multimodal Data
Niels Ole Bernsen | Laila Dybkjær | Mykola Kolodnytsky
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’02)

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Advanced Tools for the Study of Natural Interactivity
Claudia Soria | Niels Ole Bernsen | Niels Cadée | Jean Carletta | Laila Dybkjær | Stefan Evert | Ulrich Heid | Amy Isard | Mykola Kolodnytsky | Christoph Lauer | Wolfgang Lezius | Lucas P.J.J. Noldus | Vito Pirrelli | Norbert Reithinger | Andreas Vögele
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’02)

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Speech-Related Technologies - Where Will the Field Go in 10 Years?
Niels Ole Bernsen
COLING-02: A Roadmap for Computational Linguistics

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Speech related technologies: Where will the field go in 10 years?
Niels Ole Bernsen
Workshop on machine translation roadmap

2001

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Usability Evaluation in Spoken Language Dialogue Systems
Laila Dybkjær | Niels O. Bernsen
Proceedings of the ACL 2001 Workshop on Evaluation Methodologies for Language and Dialogue Systems

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Human Language Technology and Knowledge Management - Final Roadmap Session
Niels Ole Bernsen
Proceedings of the ACL 2001 Workshop on Human Language Technology and Knowledge Management

2000

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Annotating Communication Problems Using the MATE Workbench
Laila Dybkjær | Morten Baun Møller | Niels Ole Bernsen | Michael Grosse | Martin Olsen | Amanda Schiffrin
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’00)

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A Methodology for Evaluating Spoken Language Dialogue Systems and Their Components
Niels Ole Bernsen | Laila Dybkjær
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’00)

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The MATE Markup Framework
Laila Dybkjaer | Niels Ole Bernsen
1st SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

1997

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GENERALITY AND OBJECTIVITY Central Issues in Putting a Dialogue Evaluation Tool into Practical Use
Laila Dybkjaer | Niels Ole Bernsen | Hans Dybkjaer
Interactive Spoken Dialog Systems: Bringing Speech and NLP Together in Real Applications

1996

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GRICE INCORPORATED: Cooperativity in Spoken Dialogue
Laila Dybkjaer | Niels Ole Bernsen | Hans Dybkjaer
COLING 1996 Volume 1: The 16th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1993

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Knowledge acquisition for a constrained speech system using WoZ
Laila Dybkjær | Niels Ole Bernsen | Hans Dybkjær
Sixth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics