Stephanie Seneff

Also published as: S. Seneff


2015

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Using word embedding for bio-event extraction
Chen Li | Runqing Song | Maria Liakata | Andreas Vlachos | Stephanie Seneff | Xiangrong Zhang
Proceedings of BioNLP 15

2010

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Collecting Voices from the Cloud
Ian McGraw | Chia-ying Lee | Lee Hetherington | Stephanie Seneff | Jim Glass
Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10)

The collection and transcription of speech data is typically an expensive and time-consuming task. Voice over IP and cloud computing are poised to greatly reduce this impediment to research on spoken language interfaces in many domains. This paper documents our efforts to deploy speech-enabled web interfaces to large audiences over the Internet via Amazon Mechanical Turk, an online marketplace for work. Using the open source WAMI Toolkit, we collected corpora in two different domains which collectively constitute over 113 hours of speech. The first corpus contains 100,000 utterances of read speech, and was collected by asking workers to record street addresses in the United States. For the second task, we collected conversations with FlightBrowser, a multimodal spoken dialogue system. The FlightBrowser corpus obtained contains 10,651 utterances composing 1,113 individual dialogue sessions from 101 distinct users. The aggregate time spent collecting the data for both corpora was just under two weeks. At times, our servers were logging audio from workers at rates faster than real-time. We describe the process of collection and transcription of these corpora while providing an analysis of the advantages and limitations to this data collection method.

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Dialogue-Oriented Review Summary Generation for Spoken Dialogue Recommendation Systems
Jingjing Liu | Stephanie Seneff | Victor Zue
Human Language Technologies: The 2010 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Utilizing Review Summarization in a Spoken Recommendation System
Jingjing Liu | Stephanie Seneff | Victor Zue
Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2010 Conference

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Dialogue Management Based on Entities and Constraints
Yushi Xu | Stephanie Seneff
Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2010 Conference

2009

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Review Sentiment Scoring via a Parse-and-Paraphrase Paradigm
Jingjing Liu | Stephanie Seneff
Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

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Speech-Based Interactive Games for Language Learning: Reading, Translation, and Question-Answering
Yushi Xu | Stephanie Seneff
International Journal of Computational Linguistics & Chinese Language Processing, Volume 14, Number 2, June 2009-Special Issue on Computer Assisted Language Learning

2008

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Two-Stage Translation: A Combined Linguistic and Statistical Machine Translation Framework
Yushi Xu | Stephanie Seneff
Proceedings of the 8th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas: Research Papers

We propose a two-stage system for spoken language machine translation. In the first stage, the source sentence is parsed and paraphrased into an intermediate language which retains the words in the source language but follows the word order of the target language as much as feasible. This stage is mostly linguistic. In the second stage, a statistical MT is performed to translate the intermediate language into the target language. For the task of English-to-Mandarin translation, we achieved a 2.5 increase in BLEU score and a 45% decrease in GIZA-Alignment Crossover, on IWSLT-06 data. In a human evaluation of the sentences that differed, the two-stage system was preferred three times as often as the baseline.

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Correcting Misuse of Verb Forms
John Lee | Stephanie Seneff
Proceedings of ACL-08: HLT

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A Multimodal Home Entertainment Interface via a Mobile Device
Alexander Gruenstein | Bo-June Paul Hsu | James Glass | Stephanie Seneff | Lee Hetherington | Scott Cyphers | Ibrahim Badr | Chao Wang | Sean Liu
Proceedings of the ACL-08: HLT Workshop on Mobile Language Processing

2007

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Releasing a Multimodal Dialogue System into the Wild: User Support Mechanisms
Alexander Gruenstein | Stephanie Seneff
Proceedings of the 8th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

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Automatic Assessment of Student Translations for Foreign Language Tutoring
Chao Wang | Stephanie Seneff
Human Language Technologies 2007: The Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics; Proceedings of the Main Conference

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Reversible Sound-to-Letter/Letter-to-Sound Modeling Based on Syllable Structure
Stephanie Seneff
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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Spoken Dialogue Systems for Language Learning
Stephanie Seneff | Chao Wang | Chih-yu Chao
Proceedings of Human Language Technologies: The Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL-HLT)

2006

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Combining Linguistic and Statistical Methods for Bi-directional English Chinese Translation in the Flight Domain
Stephanie Seneff | Chao Wang | John Lee
Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas: Technical Papers

In this paper, we discuss techniques to combine an interlingua translation framework with phrase-based statistical methods, for translation from Chinese into English. Our goal is to achieve high-quality translation, suitable for use in language tutoring applications. We explore these ideas in the context of a flight domain, for which we have a large corpus of English queries, obtained from users interacting with a dialogue system. Our techniques exploit a pre-existing English-to-Chinese translation system to automatically produce a synthetic bilingual corpus. Several experiments were conducted combining linguistic and statistical methods, and manual evaluation was conducted for a set of 460 Chinese sentences. The best performance achieved an “adequate” or better analysis (3 or above rating) on nearly 94% of the 409 parsable subset. Using a Rover scheme to combine four systems resulted in an “adequate or better” rating for 88% of all the utterances.

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Combining interlingua with SMT
Stephanie Seneff
Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas: Panel on hybrid machine translation: why and how?

2005

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Automatic Induction of Language Model Data for A Spoken Dialogue System
Grace Chung | Stephanie Seneff | Chao Wang
Proceedings of the 6th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

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Developing City Name Acquisition Strategies in Spoken Dialogue Systems Via User Simulation
Ed Filisko | Stephanie Seneff
Proceedings of the 6th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

2004

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Error Detection and Recovery in Spoken Dialogue Systems
Edward Filisko | Stephanie Seneff
Proceedings of the HLT-NAACL 2004 Workshop on Spoken Language Understanding for Conversational Systems and Higher Level Linguistic Information for Speech Processing

2003

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Flexible and Personalizable Mixed-Initiative Dialogue Systems
James Glass | Stephanie Seneff
Proceedings of the HLT-NAACL 2003 Workshop on Research Directions in Dialogue Processing

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Automatic Acquisition of Names Using Speak and Spell Mode in Spoken Dialogue Systems
Grace Chung | Stephanie Seneff | Chao Wang
Proceedings of the 2003 Human Language Technology Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

2001

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Hypothesis Selection and Resolution in the Mercury Flight Reservation System
Stephanie Seneff | Joseph Polifroni
Proceedings of the First International Conference on Human Language Technology Research

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Interlingua-Based Broad-Coverage Korean-to-English Translation in CCLINC
Young-Suk Lee | Wu Sok Yi | Stephanie Seneff | Clifford J. Weinstein
Proceedings of the First International Conference on Human Language Technology Research

2000

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Galaxy-II as an Architecture for Spoken Dialogue Evaluation
Joseph Polifroni | Stephanie Seneff
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’00)

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Dialogue Management in the Mercury Flight Reservation System
Stephanie Seneff | Joseph Polifroni
ANLP-NAACL 2000 Workshop: Conversational Systems

1997

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Simplification of nomenclature leads to an ideal IL for human language communication
Young-Suk Lee | Clifford Weinstein | Dinesh Tummala | Linda Kukolich | Stephanie Seneff
AMTA/SIG-IL First Workshop on Interlinguas

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Ambiguity Resolution for Machine Translation of Telegraphic Messages
Young-Suk Lee | Clifford Weinstein | Stephanie Seneff | Dinesh Tummala
35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and 8th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1996

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Automatic English-to-Korean Text Translation of Telegraphic Messages in a Limited Domain
Clifford Weinstein | Dinesh Tummala | Young-Suk Lee | Stephanie Seneff
COLING 1996 Volume 2: The 16th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1994

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PEGASUS: A Spoken Language Interface for On-Line Air Travel Planning
Victor Zue | Stephanie Seneff | Joseph Polifroni | Michael Phillips | Christine Pao | David Goddeau | James Glass | Eric Brill
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 8-11, 1994

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Phonological Parsing for Bi-directional Letter-to-Sound/Sound-to-Letter Generation
Helen M. Meng | Stephanie Seneff | Victor W. Zue
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 8-11, 1994

1993

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A Bilingual VOYAGER System
D. Goodine | M. Phillips | S. Sakai | S. Seneff | V. Zue
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 21-24, 1993

1992

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TINA: A Natural Language System for Spoken Language Applications
Stephanie Seneff
Computational Linguistics, Volume 18, Number 1, March 1992

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Experiments in Evaluating Interactive Spoken Language Systems
Joseph Polifroni | Lynette Hirschman | Stephanie Seneff | Victor Zue
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Harriman, New York, February 23-26, 1992

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The MIT ATIS System: February 1992 Progress Report
Victor Zue | James Glass | David Goddeau | David Goodine | Lynette Hirschman | Michael Phillips | Joseph Polifroni | Stephanie Seneff
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Harriman, New York, February 23-26, 1992

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A Relaxation Method for Understanding Speech Utterances
Stephanie Seneff
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Harriman, New York, February 23-26, 1992

1991

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Development and Preliminary Evaluation of the MIT ATIS System
Stephanie Seneff | James Glass | David Goddeau | David Goodine | Lynette Hirschman | Hong Leung | Michael Phillips | Joseph Polifroni | Victor Zue
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Pacific Grove, California, February 19-22, 1991

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Interactive Problem Solving and Dialogue in the ATIS Domain
Stephanie Seneff | Lynette Hirschman | Victor W. Zue
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Pacific Grove, California, February 19-22, 1991

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Collection of Spontaneous Speech for the ATIS Domain and Comparative Analyses of Data Collected at MIT and TI
Joseph Polifroni | Stephanie Seneff | Victor W. Zue
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Pacific Grove, California, February 19-22, 1991

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Integrating Syntax and Semantics into Spoken Language Understanding
Lynette Hirschman | Stephanie Seneff | David Goodine | Michael Phillips
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Pacific Grove, California, February 19-22, 1991

1990

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Preliminary ATIS Development at MIT
Victor Zue | James Glass | David Goodine | Hong Leung | Michael Phillips | Joseph Polifroni | Stephanie Seneff
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania, June 24-27,1990

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Recent Progress on the VOYAGER System
Victor Zue | James Glass | David Goodine | Hong Leung | Michael McCandless | Michael Phillips | Joseph Polifroni | Stephanie Seneff
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania, June 24-27,1990

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Recent Progress on the SUMMIT System
Victor Zue | James Glass | David Goodine | Hong Leung | Michael Phillips | Joseph Polifroni | Stephanie Seneff
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania, June 24-27,1990

1989

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Probabilistic Parsing for Spoken Language Applications
Stephanie Seneff
Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Parsing Technologies

A new natural language system, TINA, has been developed for applications involving spoken language tasks, which integrate key ideas from context free grammars, Augmented Transition Networks (ATN’s) [6], and Lexical Functional Grammars (LFG’s) [1]. The parser uses a best-first strategy, with probability assignments on all arcs obtained automatically from a set of example sentences. An initial context-free grammar, derived from the example sentences, is first converted to a probabilistic network structure. Control includes both top-down and bottom-up cycles, and key parameters are passed among nodes to deal with long-distance movement, agreement, and semantic constraints. The probabilities provide a natural mechanism for exploring more common grammatical constructions first. One novel feature of TINA is that it provides an atuomatic sentence generation capability, which has been very effective for identifying overgeneration problems. A fully integrated spoken language system using this parser is under development.

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TINA: A Probabilistic Syntactic Parser for Speech Understanding Systems
Stephanie Seneff
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 21-23, 1989

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The MIT SUMMIT Speech Recognition System: A Progress Report
Victor Zue | James Glass | Michael Phillips | Stephanie Seneff
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 21-23, 1989

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The VOYAGER Speech Understanding System: A Progress Report
Victor Zue | James Glass | David Goodine | Hong Leung | Michael Phillips | Joseph Polifroni | Stephanie Seneff
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, October 15-18, 1989

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The Collection and Preliminary Analysis of a Spontaneous Speech Database
Victor Zue | Nancy Daly | James Glass | David Goodine | Hong Leung | Michael Phillips | Joseph Polifroni | Stephanie Seneff | Michal Soclof
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, October 15-18, 1989

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Preliminary Evaluation of the VOYAGER Spoken Language System
Victor Zue | James Glass | David Goodine | Hong Leung | Michael Phillips | Joseph Polifroni | Stephanie Seneff
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, October 15-18, 1989