Robert C. Moore

Also published as: R. C. Moore, Robert Moore


2020

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Effects of Naturalistic Variation in Goal-Oriented Dialog
Jatin Ganhotra | Robert Moore | Sachindra Joshi | Kahini Wadhawan
Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2020

Existing benchmarks used to evaluate the performance of end-to-end neural dialog systems lack a key component: natural variation present in human conversations. Most datasets are constructed through crowdsourcing, where the crowd workers follow a fixed template of instructions while enacting the role of a user/agent. This results in straight-forward, somewhat routine, and mostly trouble-free conversations, as crowd workers do not think to represent the full range of actions that occur naturally with real users. In this work, we investigate the impact of naturalistic variation on two goal-oriented datasets: bAbI dialog task and Stanford Multi-Domain Dataset (SMD). We also propose new and more effective testbeds for both datasets, by introducing naturalistic variation by the user. We observe that there is a significant drop in performance (more than 60% in Ent. F1 on SMD and 85% in per-dialog accuracy on bAbI task) of recent state-of-the-art end-to-end neural methods such as BossNet and GLMP on both datasets.

2015

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An Improved Tag Dictionary for Faster Part-of-Speech Tagging
Robert Moore
Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

2014

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Fast High-Accuracy Part-of-Speech Tagging by Independent Classifiers
Robert Moore
Proceedings of COLING 2014, the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers

2012

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On Hierarchical Re-ordering and Permutation Parsing for Phrase-based Decoding
Colin Cherry | Robert C. Moore | Chris Quirk
Proceedings of the Seventh Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation

2011

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Gappy Phrasal Alignment By Agreement
Mohit Bansal | Chris Quirk | Robert Moore
Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies

2010

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Intelligent Selection of Language Model Training Data
Robert C. Moore | William Lewis
Proceedings of the ACL 2010 Conference Short Papers

2009

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Improved Smoothing for N-gram Language Models Based on Ordinary Counts
Robert C. Moore | Chris Quirk
Proceedings of the ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Conference Short Papers

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Less is More: Significance-Based N-gram Selection for Smaller, Better Language Models
Robert C. Moore | Chris Quirk
Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

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What Do Computational Linguists Need to Know about Linguistics?
Robert C. Moore
Proceedings of the EACL 2009 Workshop on the Interaction between Linguistics and Computational Linguistics: Virtuous, Vicious or Vacuous?

2008

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Random Restarts in Minimum Error Rate Training for Statistical Machine Translation
Robert C. Moore | Chris Quirk
Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2008)

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Indirect-HMM-based Hypothesis Alignment for Combining Outputs from Machine Translation Systems
Xiaodong He | Mei Yang | Jianfeng Gao | Patrick Nguyen | Robert Moore
Proceedings of the 2008 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

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Bayesian Learning of Non-Compositional Phrases with Synchronous Parsing
Hao Zhang | Chris Quirk | Robert C. Moore | Daniel Gildea
Proceedings of ACL-08: HLT

2007

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Selective Phrase Pair Extraction for Improved Statistical Machine Translation
Luke Zettlemoyer | Robert Moore
Human Language Technologies 2007: The Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics; Companion Volume, Short Papers

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An Iteratively-Trained Segmentation-Free Phrase Translation Model for Statistical Machine Translation
Robert Moore | Chris Quirk
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation

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Faster beam-search decoding for phrasal statistical machine translation
Robert C. Moore | Chris Quirk
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit XI: Papers

2006

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Improved Discriminative Bilingual Word Alignment
Robert C. Moore | Wen-tau Yih | Andreas Bode
Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Proceedings of the Human Language Technology Conference of the NAACL, Main Conference
Robert C. Moore | Jeff Bilmes | Jennifer Chu-Carroll | Mark Sanderson
Proceedings of the Human Language Technology Conference of the NAACL, Main Conference

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Proceedings of the Human Language Technology Conference of the NAACL, Companion Volume: Short Papers
Robert C. Moore | Jeff Bilmes | Jennifer Chu-Carroll | Mark Sanderson
Proceedings of the Human Language Technology Conference of the NAACL, Companion Volume: Short Papers

2005

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A Discriminative Framework for Bilingual Word Alignment
Robert C. Moore
Proceedings of Human Language Technology Conference and Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

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Association-Based Bilingual Word Alignment
Robert C. Moore
Proceedings of the ACL Workshop on Building and Using Parallel Texts

2004

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On Log-Likelihood-Ratios and the Significance of Rare Events
Robert C. Moore
Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

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Improving IBM Word Alignment Model 1
Robert C. Moore
Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-04)

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Using the Penn Treebank to Evaluate Non-Treebank Parsers
Eric K. Ringger | Robert C. Moore | Eugene Charniak | Lucy Vanderwende | Hisami Suzuki
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

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Part-of-Speech Tagging in Context
Michele Banko | Robert C. Moore
COLING 2004: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Linguistically Informed Statistical Models of Constituent Structure for Ordering in Sentence Realization
Eric Ringger | Michael Gamon | Robert C. Moore | David Rojas | Martine Smets | Simon Corston-Oliver
COLING 2004: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

2003

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Learning Translations of Named-Entity Phrases from Parallel Corpora
Robert C. Moore
10th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

2002

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An Overview of Amalgam: A Machine-learned Generation Module
Simon Corston-Oliver | Michael Gamon | Eric Ringger | Robert Moore
Proceedings of the International Natural Language Generation Conference

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A Complete, Efficient Sentence-Realization Algorithm for Unification Grammar
Robert Moore
Proceedings of the International Natural Language Generation Conference

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Machine-learned contexts for linguistic operations in German sentence realization
Michael Gamon | Eric Ringger | Simon Corston-Oliver | Robert Moore
Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Pronunciation Modeling for Improved Spelling Correction
Kristina Toutanova | Robert Moore
Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Fast and accurate sentence alignment of bilingual corpora
Robert C. Moore
Proceedings of the 5th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas: Technical Papers

We present a new method for aligning sentences with their translations in a parallel bilingual corpus. Previous approaches have generally been based either on sentence length or word correspondences. Sentence-length-based methods are relatively fast and fairly accurate. Word-correspondence-based methods are generally more accurate but much slower, and usually depend on cognates or a bilingual lexicon. Our method adapts and combines these approaches, achieving high accuracy at a modest computational cost, and requiring no knowledge of the languages or the corpus beyond division into words and sentences.

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Extraposition: A Case Study in German Sentence Realization
Michael Gamon | Eric Ringger | Zhu Zhang | Robert Moore | Simon Corston-Oliver
COLING 2002: The 19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

2001

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Towards a Simple and Accurate Statistical Approach to Learning Translation Relationships among Words
Robert C. Moore
Proceedings of the ACL 2001 Workshop on Data-Driven Methods in Machine Translation

2000

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An Improved Error Model for Noisy Channel Spelling Correction
Eric Brill | Robert C. Moore
Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Improved Left-corner Chart Parsing for Large Context-free Grammars
Robert C. Moore
Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Parsing Technologies

We develop an improved form of left-corner chart parsing for large context-free grammars, introducing improvements that result in significant speed-ups more compared to previously-known variants of left corner parsing. We also compare our method to several other major parsing approaches, and find that our improved left-corner parsing method outperforms each of these across a range of grammars. Finally, we also describe a new technique for minimizing the extra information needed to efficiently recover parses from the data structures built in the course of parsing.

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Removing Left Recursion from Context-Free Grammars
Robert C. Moore
1st Meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Proceedings of the COLING-2000 Workshop on Efficiency In Large-Scale Parsing Systems
John Carroll | Robert C. Moore | Stephan Oepen
Proceedings of the COLING-2000 Workshop on Efficiency In Large-Scale Parsing Systems

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Time as a Measure of Parsing Efficiency
Robert C. Moore
Proceedings of the COLING-2000 Workshop on Efficiency In Large-Scale Parsing Systems

1999

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The CommandTalk Spoken Dialogue System
Amanda Stent | John Dowding | Jean Mark Gawron | Elizabeth Owen Bratt | Robert Moore
Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1997

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CommandTalk: A Spoken-Language Interface for Battlefield Simulations
R. C. Moore | J. Dowding | H. Bratt | J. M. Gawron | Y. Gorfu | A. Cheyer
Fifth Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing

1994

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Interleaving Syntax and Semantics in an Efficient Bottom-Up Parser
John Dowding | Robert Moore | Francois Andry | Douglas Moran
32nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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A Tool for Collecting Domain Dependent Sortal Constraints From Corpora
Francois Andry | Mark Gawron | John Dowding | Robert Moore
COLING 1994 Volume 1: The 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Semantic Evaluation for Spoken-Language Systems
Robert C. Moore
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 8-11, 1994

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Combining Linguistic and Statistical Technology for Improved Spoken Language Understanding
Michael Cohen | Robert Moore
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 8-11, 1994

1993

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Gemini: A Natural Language System for Spoken-Language Understanding
John Dowding | Jean Mark Gawron | Doug Appelt | John Bear | Lynn Cherny | Robert Moore | Doug Moran
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 21-24, 1993

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Session 4: Natural Language
Robert C. Moore
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 21-24, 1993

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A Real-Time Spoken-Language System for Interactive Problem Solving
Patti Price | Robert C. Moore
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 21-24, 1993

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GEMINI: A Natural Language System for Spoken-Language Understanding
John Dowding | Jean Mark Gawron | Doug Appelt | John Bear | Lynn Cherny | Robert Moore | Douglas Moran
31st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1992

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A Real-Time Spoken-Language System for Interactive Problem Solving
Patti Price | Robert C. Moore
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Harriman, New York, February 23-26, 1992

1991

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A Template Matcher for Robust NL Interpretation
Eric Jackson | Douglas Appelt | John Bear | Robert Moore | Ann Podlozny
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Pacific Grove, California, February 19-22, 1991

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Efficient Bottom-Up Parsing
Robert Moore | John Dowding
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Pacific Grove, California, February 19-22, 1991

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SRI’s Real-Time Spoken Language System
Patti Price | Robert C. Moore
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Pacific Grove, California, February 19-22, 1991

1990

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Semantic-Head-Driven Generation
Stuart M. Shieber | Gertjan van Noord | Fernando C. N. Pereira | Robert C. Moore
Computational Linguistics, Volume 16, Number 1, March 1990

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SRI’s Experience with the ATIS Evaluation
Robert Moore | Douglas Appelt | John Bear | Mary Dalrymple | Douglas Moran
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania, June 24-27,1990

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A Real-Time Spoken-Language System Interactive Problem-Solving
Patti Price | Robert C. Moore
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania, June 24-27,1990

1989

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Integrating Speech and Natural-Language Processing
Robert Moore | Fernando Pereira | Hy Murveit
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 21-23, 1989

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A Semantic-Head-Driven Generation Algorithm for Unification-Based Formalisms
Stuart M. Shieber | Gertjan van Noord | Robert C. Moore | Fernando C. N. Pereira
27th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Unification-Based Semantic Interpretation
Robert C. Moore
27th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1982

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Natural-Language Access to Databases–Theoretical/Technical Issues
Robert C. Moore
20th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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DIALOGIC: A Core Natural-Language Processing System
Barbara Grosz | Norman Haas | Gary Hendrix | Jerry Hobbs | Paul Martin | Robert Moore | Jane Robinson | Stanley Rosenschein
Coling 1982: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1981

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Problems in Logical Form
Robert C. Moore
19th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics