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The REAL Corpus: a crowd-sourced corpus of human generated and evaluated spatial references to real-world urban scenes

Conference Proceeding
Bartie, P., Mackaness, W., Gkatzia, D., & Rieser, V. (2016)
The REAL Corpus: a crowd-sourced corpus of human generated and evaluated spatial references to real-world urban scenes. In 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC)
We present a newly crowd-sourced data set of natural language references to objects anchored in complex urban scenes (In short: The REAL Corpus – Referring Expressions Anchore...

Data-to-Text Generation Improves Decision-Making Under Uncertainty

Journal Article
Gkatzia, D., Lemon, O., & Rieser, V. (2017)
Data-to-Text Generation Improves Decision-Making Under Uncertainty. IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, 12(3), 10-17. https://doi.org/10.1109/MCI.2017.2708998
Decision-making is often dependent on uncertain data, e.g. data associated with confidence scores or probabilities. This article presents a comparison of different information...

How to Talk to Strangers: generating medical reports for first time users

Conference Proceeding
Gkatzia, D., Rieser, V., & Lemon, O. (2016)
How to Talk to Strangers: generating medical reports for first time users. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE)https://doi.org/10.1109/FUZZ-IEEE.2016.7737739
We propose a novel approach for handling first-time users in the context of automatic report generation from timeseries data in the health domain. Handling first-time users is...

Exploratory Navigation for Runners Through Geographic Area Classification with Crowd-Sourced Data

Conference Proceeding
McGookin, D., Gkatzia, D., & Hastie, H. (2015)
Exploratory Navigation for Runners Through Geographic Area Classification with Crowd-Sourced Data. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, (357-361). https://doi.org/10.1145/2785830.2785879
Navigation when running is exploratory, characterised by both starting and ending in the same location, and iteratively foraging the environment to find areas with the most su...

From the Virtual to the RealWorld: Referring to Objects in Real-World Spatial Scenes

Conference Proceeding
Gkatzia, D., Rieser, V., Bartie, P., & Mackaness, W. (2015)
From the Virtual to the RealWorld: Referring to Objects in Real-World Spatial Scenes. In Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, 1936-1942. https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/d15-1224
Predicting the success of referring expressions (RE) is vital for real world applications such as navigation systems. Traditionally, research has focused on studying Referring...

A Game-Based Setup for Data Collection and Task-Based Evaluation of Uncertain Information Presentation

Conference Proceeding
Gkatzia, D., Cercas Curry, A., Rieser, V., & Lemon, O. (2015)
A Game-Based Setup for Data Collection and Task-Based Evaluation of Uncertain Information Presentation. In Proceedings of the 15th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, 112-113. https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/w15-4720
Decision-making is often dependent on uncertain data, e.g. data associated with confidence scores, such as probabilities. A concrete example of such data is weather data. We w...

A Snapshot of NLG Evaluation Practices 2005 - 2014

Conference Proceeding
Gkatzia, D., & Mahamood, S. (2015)
A Snapshot of NLG Evaluation Practices 2005 - 2014. https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/w15-4708
In this paper we present a snapshot of endto-end NLG system evaluations as presented in conference and journal papers1 over the last ten years in order to better understand th...

Generating and Evaluating Landmark-Based Navigation Instructions in Virtual Environments

Conference Proceeding
Cercas Curry, A., Gkatzia, D., & Rieser, V. (2015)
Generating and Evaluating Landmark-Based Navigation Instructions in Virtual Environments. In Proceedings of the 15th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, 90-94. https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/w15-4715
Referring to landmarks has been identified to lead to improved navigation instructions. However, a previous corpus study suggests that human “wizards” also choose to refer to ...

Comparing Multi-label Classification with Reinforcement Learning for Summarisation of Time-series Data

Conference Proceeding
Gkatzia, D., Hastie, H., & Lemon, O. (2014)
Comparing Multi-label Classification with Reinforcement Learning for Summarisation of Time-series Data. In Proceedings of the Conference Volume 1: Long Papers, 1231-1240. https://doi.org/10.3115/v1/p14-1116
We present a novel approach for automatic report generation from time-series data, in the context of student feedback generation. Our proposed methodology treats content selec...

Commonsense-enhanced Natural Language Generation for Human-Robot Interaction

Conference Proceeding
Gkatzia, D. (in press)
Commonsense-enhanced Natural Language Generation for Human-Robot Interaction
Commonsense is vital for human communication, as it allows us to make inferences without explicitly mentioning the context. Equipping robots with commonsense knowledge would l...