Publications

2017

Volha Petukhova and Ye Tian (eds.)
Proceedings of the 21st Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial 2017 – SaarDial), Saarbrücken, 15-17 August 2017.

Volha Petukhova, Tobias Mayer, Andrei Malchanau and Harry Bunt
Virtual Debate Coach Design: assessing multimodal argumentation performance.
In Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, November 2017, Glasgow, UK 
(to appear) 

Valeria Lapina and Volha Petukhova
Classification of Modal Meaning in Negotiation Dialogues.
Proceedings of the 13th Joint ACL-ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation (ISA-13), Montpellier, France, pp. 59--70.

Volha Petukhova, Harry Bunt and Andrei Malchanau 
Computing Negotiation Update Semantics in Multi-issue Bargaining Dialogues. 
In Proceedings of the 21stWorkshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial 2017 – SaarDial), Saarbrücken, pp. 114- 124.

Andrea Fischer, Jilles Vreeken, and Dietrich Klakow
Beyond Pairwise Similarity: Quantifying and Characterizing Linguistic Similarity between Groups of Languages by MDL
To appear in Computacion y Sistemas (special issue devoted to CICLing 2017)

Alexander Bentkamp, Jasmin Christian Blanchette and Dietrich Klakow
A Formal Proof of the Expressiveness of Deep Learning
ITP 2017: 8th International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (to appear)

Youssef Oualil and Dietrich Klakow A Batch Noise Contrastive Estimation Approach for Training Large Vocabulary Language Models
In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), Stockholm, Sweden, August 20-24, 2017. (to appear)

Xiaoyu Shen, Youssef Oualil, Clayton Greenberg, Mittul Singh and  Dietrich Klakow
Estimation of Gap Between Current Language Models and Human Performance
In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the
International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), Stockholm, Sweden,
August 20-24, 2017. (to appear)

Ajay Srinivasamurthy, Petr Motlicek, Ivan Himawan, Gyorgy Szaszak, Youssef Oualil and Hartmut Helmke
Semi-supervised Learning with Semantic Knowledge Extraction for Improved Speech Recognition in Air Traffic Control
In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), Stockholm, Sweden, August 20-24, 2017. (to appear)

Volha Petukhova, Desmond Darma Putra,  Alexandr Chernov and Dietrich Klakow
Understanding Questions and Extracting Answers: Interactive Quiz Game Application Design
Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer, Berlin (in press)

Eustace Ebhotemhen, Volha Petukhova and Dietrich Klakow
Incremental Dialogue Act Recognition: token- vs chunk-based classification
In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), Stockholm, Sweden, August 20-24, 2017, International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), pp. 889-893.

 

Volha Petukhova, Manoj Raju and Harry Bunt
Multimodal markers of persuasive speech : designing a Virtual Debate Coach
In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), Stockholm, Sweden, August 20-24, 2017, International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), pp. 142-146.

 

Mittul Singh, Youssef Oualil and Dietrich Klakow
Approximated and domain-adapted LSTM language models for first-pass decoding in speech recognition
In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), Stockholm, Sweden, August 20-24, 2017. (to appear)

Thomas A. Trost and Dietrich Klakow
Parameter Free Hierarchical Graph-Based Clustering for Analyzing Continuous Word Embeddings.
In Workshop Proceedings of TextGraphs-11: Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing (Workshop at ACL 2017), Vancouver, Canada, August 3, 2017. (to appear)

Youssef Oualil and Dietrich Klakow
A Neural Network Approach for Mixing Language Models
Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), New Orleans, USA, March 5-9, 2017.

David M. Howcroft and Vera Demberg.
Psycholinguistic Models of Sentence Processing Improve Sentence Readability Ranking.
In Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), Valencia, Spain, April 3-7, 2017.
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Anna Schmidt and Michael Wiegand.
A Survey on Hate Speech Detection using Natural Language Processing.
In Proceedings of the EACL-Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Social Media (EACL-SocialNLP), 2017.
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David M. Howcroft, Dietrich Klakow, and Vera Demberg.
The Extended SPaRKy Restaurant Corpus: designing a corpus with variable information density.
In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH)

2016

Vera Demberg, Jörg Hoffmann, Dave Howcroft, Dietrich Klakow, Dietrich and Alvaro Torralba,
Search Challenges in Natural Language Generation with Complex Optimization
KI 2016
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Ottokar Tilk, Vera Demberg, Assa Sayeed, Dietrich Klakow and Stefan Thater
Event participant modelling with neural networks
EMNLP 2016
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Mittul Singh, Clayton Greenberg, Youssef Oualil and Dietrich Klakow
Sub-Word Similarity based Search for Embeddings: Inducing Rare-Word Embeddings for Word Similarity Tasks and Language Modelling
In Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016), Osaka, Japan, December 13-16, 2016.
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Youssef Oualil, Clayton Greenberg, Mittul Singh and Dietrich Klakow
Long-Short Range Context Neural Networks for Language Modeling
In Proceedings of the 2016 Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing Conference (EMNLP), Austin, Texas, USA, November 1–5, 2016.
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Youssef Oualil,  Mittul Singh, Clayton Greenberg and Dietrich Klakow
Sequential Recurrent Neural Networks for Language Modeling
In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), San Francisco, CA, USA, September 8-12, 2016.
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Stefan Schneegass, Youssef Oualil and Andreas Bulling
SkullConduct: Biometric User Identification on Eyewear Computers Using Bone Conduction Through the Skull
In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on human factors in computing systems, New York, NY, USA, May 7-12, 2016.

Matti Varjokallio and Dietrich Klakow
Unsupervised Morph Segmentation and Statistical Language Models for Vocabulary Expansion
The 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. 2016

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Volha Petukhova, Andrei Malchanau and Harry Bunt
Modelling argumentative behaviour in parliamentary debates: data collection, analysis and test case. 
Matteo Baldoni, Cristina Baroglio, Floris Bex, The Duy Bui, Floriana Grasso, Nancy Green, Mohammad Namazi, Masayuki Numao, Mercedes Rodrigo, Merlin Teodosia Suarez (eds.) Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems. Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer, Berlin, pages 26-46. pre-print PDF

Harry Bunt, Volha Petukhova, David Traum and Jan Alexandersson
Dialogue Act Annotation with the ISO 24617-2 Standard.
D. Dahl (ed.) Multimodal Interaction with W3C Standards: Towards Natural User Interfaces to Everything, Springer, pages 109-135.

Joy Van Helvert, Volha Petukhova, Christopher Stevens, Harmen de Weerd, Dirk Börner, Peter Van Rosmalen, Jan Alexandersson, Niels Taatgen
Observing Coaching and Reflecting: Metalogue - A Multi-modal Tutoring System with Metacognitive Abilities.
EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments - Immersive Environments: Challenges, Research and New Developments, volume 16:6, DOI: 10.4108/eai.27-6-2016.151525 Pre-Print PDF

 

Martin Gropp, Anna Schmidt, Thomas Kleinbauer, Dietrich Klakow
Platon: Dialog Management and Rapid Prototyping for Multilingual Multi-User Dialog Systems
In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2016), Brno, Czech Republic, September 12-16, 2016.
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Mittul Singh, Clayton Greenberg and Dietrich Klakow
The custom decay language model for long range dependencies
In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2016), Brno, Czech Republic, September 12-16, 2016.
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Michael Wiegand, Marc Schulder, Josef Ruppenhofer
Separating Actor-View from Speaker-View Opinion Expressions using Linguistic Features.
Proceedings of the Human Language Technology Conference of the North American Chapter of the ACL (HLT/NAACL), 2016.
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Michael Wiegand, Christine Bocionek, Josef Ruppenhofer
Opinion Holder and Target Extraction on Opinion Compounds - A Linguistic Approach.
Proceedings of the Human Language Technology Conference of the North American Chapter of the ACL (HLT/NAACL), 2016.
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Andrea Fischer, Klara Jagrova, Irina Stenger, Tania Avgustinova, Dietrich Klakow, and Roland Marti
Orthographic and Morphological Correspondences between Related Slavic Languages as a Base for Modeling of Mutual Intelligibility
(LREC 2016), Portoroz, May 25-28. ELRA, Paris. PDF

Harry Bunt, Volha Petukhova, Andrei Malchanau, Alex Fang and Kars Wijnhoven
The DialogBank
In Proceedings 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), Portoroz, May 25-28. ELRA, Paris. PDF

Volha Petukhova, Christopher Stevens, Harmen de Weerd, Niels Taatgen, Fokie Cnossen and Andrei Malchanau
Modelling Multi-Issue Bargaining Dialogues:Data Collection, Annotation Design and Corpus.
In Proceedings 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), Portoroz, May 25-28. ELRA, Paris. PDF

Dilafruz Amanova, Volha Petukhova and Dietrich Klakow
Creating Annotated Dialogue Resources: Cross-Domain Dialogue Act Classification
In Proceedings 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), Portoroz, May 25-28. ELRA, Paris. PDF

Maximilian Schwenger, Álvaro Torralba, Jörg Hoffmann, David M. Howcroft, and Vera Demberg.
"From OpenCCG to AI Planning: Detecting Infeasible Edges in Sentence Generation"
In Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016), Osaka, Japan, December 13-16, 2016.
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2015

Tania Avgustinova, Andrea Fischer, Klara Jagrova, Dietrich Klakow, Roland Marti & Irina Stenger
"Reading Polish with Czech Eyes" or "How Russian Can a Bulgarian Text Be?": Orthographic Differences as an Experimental Variable in Reading Comprehension
Formal Description of Slavic Languages 11, Potsdam, Germany, December 2015 .
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Tania Avgustinova, Andrea Fischer, Klara Jagrova, Dietrich Klakow, Roland Marti & Irina Stenger
The Empirical Basis of Slavic Intercomprehension
Receptive multilingualism: Multilingual resources in service of mutual understanding – REMU 2015, Joensuu, Finland, May 2015 .
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Tania Avgustinova, Andrea Fischer, Klara Jagrova, Dietrich Klakow, Roland Marti & Irina Stenger
Orthography in Language Modelling of Mutual Intelligibility
Receptive multilingualism: Multilingual resources in service of mutual understanding – REMU 2015, Joensuu, Finland, May 2015 .
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Tania Avgustinova, Andrea Fischer, Klara Jagrova, Dietrich Klakow, Roland Marti & Irina Stenger
An Orthography Transformation Experiment with Czech-Polish and Bulgarian-Russian Parallel Word Sets
12th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science, Kraków, Poland, September 2015 .
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Andrea Fischer, Vera Demberg and Dietrich Klakow
Towards Flexible, Small-Domain Surface Generation: Combining Data-Driven and Grammatical Approaches
15th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG), Brighton, United Kingdom, September 2015.
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Youssef Oualil, Marc Schulder, Hartmut Helmke, Anna Schmidt and Dietrich Klakow
Real-Time Integration of Dynamic Context Information for Improving Automatic Speech Recognition
16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), 2015.
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Hartmut Helmke, Youssef Oualil, Jürgen Rataj, Thorsten Mühlhausen, Oliver Ohneiser, Heiko Ehr, Matthias Kleinert, Marc Schulder,  Anna Schmidt and Dietrich Klakow
Assistant-based Speech Recognition for ATM Applications
11th USA/Europe ATM R&D Seminar (ATM2015), Lisbon, Portugal, June 2015

Saeddeh Momtazi and Dietrich Klakow
Bridging the vocabulary gap between questions and answer sentences
Information Processing & Management, Volume 51, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages 595–615

Desmond Darma Putra, Volha Petukhova and Dietrich Klakow
Answer Extraction for Question Answering Game Application.
In: Proceedings of the 7th Language and  Technology Conference (LTC 2015), Poznan, Poland
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Vera Demberg, Jörg Hoffmann, David M. Howcroft, Dietrich Klakow, and Álvaro Torralba.
"Search Challenges in Natural Language Generation with Complex Optimization Objectives"
Künstliche Intelligenz
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Andrei Malchanau, Volha Petukhova, Harry Bunt and Dietrich Klakow 
Multidimensional dialogue management for tutoring systems. 
In: Proceedings of the 7th Language and  Technology Conference (LTC 2015), Poznan, Poland

Volha Petukhova, Andrei Malchanau and Harry Bunt
Modelling argumentation in parliamentary debates.
In: Proceedings of the 15th Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument, Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systmes Conference (PRIMA 2015), Bertinoro, Italy
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Volha Petukhova, Harry Bunt, Andrei Malchanau and Ramkumar Aruchamy
Experimenting with grounding strategies in dialogue
In: Proceedings of the GoDial 2015 Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, Goteborg, Sweden, 24-26 August 2015
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Alexandr Chernov, Volha Petukhova and Dietrich Klakow
Linguistically motivated question classification.
In: Proceedings of the 20th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, Lithuania
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Joy van Helvert, Peter van Rosmalen, Dirk Borner, Volha Petukhova and Jan Alexandersson
Observing Coaching and Reflecting: A Multi-modal Natural Language-based Dialogue System in a Learning Context. 
In: Proceedings of the Intelligent Environments Conference (IE15), Prague, IOS Press
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Peter van Rosmalen, Dirk Börner, Jan Schneider, Volha Petukhova and Joy van Helvert
Feedback Design in Multimodal Dialogue Systems.
In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU), Portugal.
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Josef Ruppenhofer, Jasper Brandes, Petra Steiner and Michael Wiegand
Ordering adverbs by their scaling effect on adjective intensity
In Proceedings of Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP), 2015.

Michael White and David M. Howcroft
"Inducing Clause-Combining Rules: a Case Study with the SPaRKy Restaurant Corpus"
In: Proc. of the 15th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG).
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Michael Wiegand and Dietrich Klakow 
Detecting conditional healthiness of food items from natural language text
Language Resources and Evaluation 49(4)
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Michael Wiegand, Marc Schulder and Josef Ruppenhofer
Opinion Holder and Target Extraction for Verb-based Opinion Predicates – The Problem is Not Solved
In Proceedings of the EMNLP-Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis (WASSA), 2015.
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Michael Wiegand and Josef Ruppenhofer
Opinion Holder and Target Extraction based on the Induction of Verbal Categories
In Proceedings of the Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL), 2015.
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Michael Wiegand, Benjamin Roth and Dietrich Klakow
Combining Pattern-Based and Distributional Similarity for Graph-Based Noun Categorization
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Applications of Natural Language Processing to Information Systems (NLDB), Springer, 2015.
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2014

Steve Renals, Jean Carletta, Keith Edwards, Hervé Bourlard, Phil Garner, Andrei Popescu-Belis, Dietrich Klakow, Andrey Girenko, Volha Petukova, Philippe Wacker, Andrew Joscelyne, Costis Kompis, Simon Aliwell, William Stevens and Youssef Sabbah
ROCKIT: Roadmap for Conversational Interaction Technologies

Proceedings of the 2014 Workshop on Roadmapping the Future of Multimodal Interaction Research including Business Opportunities and Challenges (RFMIR '14), pp 39-42, ACM, 2014.

Munir Georges, Stefan Kanthak, and Dietrich Klakow
Accurate client-server based speech recognition keeping personal data on the client
ICASSP, May 2014
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Huijing Deng and Grzegorz Chrupała
Semantic Approaches to Software Component Retrieval with English Queries
LREC 2014

Youssef Oualil and Dietrich Klakow
Multiple Concurrent Speaker Short-Term Tracking Using A Kalman Filter Bank 
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2014.
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Youssef Oualil, Rahil Mahdian Toroghi and Dietrich Klakow
Online Unsupervised Overlapping Speaker Detection using Enhanced Classification History-based Features 
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC), 2014.
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Youssef Oualil, Rahil Mahdian Toroghi and Dietrich Klakow
Improving Overlapping Speaker Detection using Multiple Speaker Tracking Information
Proceedings of the IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), 2014.
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Rahil Mahdian Toroghi, Youssef Oualil and Dietrich Klakow
A Multi-Stage, Multi-Channel Processing System for Overlapping Speech Separation in a Real Scenario
Proceedings of the ITG Conference on Speech Communication, 2014.
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Benjamin Roth, Tassilo Barth, Grzegorz Chrupala, Martin Gropp and Dietrich Klakow 
RelationFactory: A Fast, Modular and Effective System for Knowledge Base Population
EACL 2014 
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Jens Illig, Benjamin Roth and Dietrich Klakow 
Unsupervised Parsing for Generating Surface-Based Relation Extraction Patterns
EACL 2014 
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Michael Wiegand, Benjamin Roth and Dietrich Klakow
Automatic Food Categorization from Large Unlabeled Corpora and Its Impact on Relation Extraction
EACL 2014
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Josef Ruppenhofer, Michael Wiegand and Jasper Brandes
Comparing methods for deriving intensity scores for adjectives
EACL 2014
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Michael Wiegand and Dietrich Klakow
Separating Brands from Types: an Investigation of Different Features for the Food Domain
COLING 2014
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Melanie Reiplinger, Michael Wiegand and Dietrich Klakow
Relation Extraction for the Food Domain without Labeled Training Data - Is Distant Supervision the Best Solution?
PolTAL 2014, Spinger
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Volha Petukhova, Andrei Malchanau and Harry Bunt
Interoperability of Dialogue Corpora through ISO 24617-2-based Querying.
In Proceedings 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2014), Reykjavik, May 25-29. ELRA, Paris.

Volha Petukhova, Martin Gropp, Dietrich Klakow, Gregor Eigner, Mario Topf, Stefan Srb, Petr Motlicek, Blaise Potard, John Dines, Olivier Deroo, Ronny Egeler, Uwe Meinz, Steffen Liersch and Anna Schmidt
The DBOX Corpus Collection of Spoken Human-Human and Human-Machine Dialogues,
In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14), Reykjavik, May 25-29. ELRA, Paris.
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Volha Petukhova and Harry Bunt
Incremental Recognition and Prediction of Dialogue Acts'. In Computing Meaning, Vol. 4, Harry Bunt, Johan Bos and Stephen Pulman, editors. Springer, Dordrecht.

Volha Petukhova
Understanding questions and finding answers: semantic relation annotation to compute the Expected Answer Type.
In Proceedings of the Tenth Joint ISO - ACL SIGSEM Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation (ISA-10), Reykjavik, May 26, 2014.
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Spiliotopoulos, D., Petukhova, V., Koryzis, D.
A Pilot Study for Evaluation Scenarios for a Metacognitive Skills Learning Dialogue System, Proc. 1st Int. Conf. Learning and Collaboration Technologies, 22 – 27 June 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

Marc Schulder, Eduard Hovy
Metaphor Detection through Term Relevance, Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Metaphor in NLP, 26 June 2014, Baltimore, MD, USA

Alexandersson, J., Girenko, A., Spiliotopoulos, D., Petukhova, V., Klakow, D., Koryzis, D., Taatgen, N., Specht, M., Campbell, N., Aretoulaki, M., Stricker, A., Gardner, M.
Metalogue: A Multiperspective Multimodal Dialogue System with Metacognitive Abilities for Highly Adaptive and Flexible Dialogue Management, 10th Int. Conf. Intelligent Environments (IE’14), 2-4 July 2014, Shanghai, China.

Oliver Ohneiser, Hartmut Helmke, Heiko Ehr, Hejar Gürlük, Michael Hössl, Matthias Kleinert, Thorsten Mühlhausen, Maria Uebbing-Rumke, Youssef Oualil, Marc Schulder, Anna Schmidt, Arif Khan, Dietrich Klakow
Air Traffic Controller Support by Speech Recognition, in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2014, Kraków, Poland, 19-23 July 2014. Edited by T. Ahram, W. Karwowski and T. Marek.

Anna Schmidt, Youssef Oualil, Oliver Ohneiser, Matthias Kleinert, Marc Schulder, Arif Khan, Hartmut Helmke, Dietrich Klakow
Context-Based Recognition Network Adaptation for Improving On-Line ASR in Air Traffic Control, Proceedings of 2014 IEEE Spoken Language Technology Workshop (SLT 2014), South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA, Dec 7-10, 2014.
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2013

Youssef Oualil, Friedrich Faubel and Dietrich Klakow
An Unsupervised Bayesian Classifier For Multiple Speaker Detection And Localization 
14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), 2013.
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Youssef Oualil, Friedrich Faubel and Dietrich Klakow
A Fast Cumulative Steered Response Power for Multiple Speaker Detection and Localization 
21th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 2013.
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Youssef Oualil, Mathew Magimai,-Doss, Friedrich Faubel and Dietrich Klakow
A Probabilistic Framework For Multiple Speaker Localization 
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2013.
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Kenichi Kumatani, Rita Singh, Friedrich Faubel, John McDonough and Youssef Oualil
Joint Constrained Maximum Likelihood Regression For Overlapping Speech Recognition 
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2013.
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Mittul Singh, Dietrich Klakow.
Comparing RNNS and Log-linear interpolation of improved Skip-model on four Babel languages: Cantonese, Pashto, Tagalog, Turkish. 
ICASSP 2013.
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Munir Georges, Stephan Kanthak, Dietrich Klakow 
Transducer-based Speech Recognition with Dynamic Language Models 
in Proceedings of 14th Interspeech Conference, Lyon, 2013
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Benjamin Roth, Tassilo Barth, Michael Wiegand, Mittul Singh and Dietrich Klakow 
Effective Slot Filling Based on Shallow Distant Supervision Methods
NIST Text Analysis Conference 2013.

Benjamin Roth and Dietrich Klakow 
Combining Generative and Discriminative Model Scores for Distant Supervision
EMNLP 2013.

Benjamin Roth and Dietrich Klakow
Feature-Based Models for Improving the Quality of Noisy Training Data for Relation Extraction
CIKM 2013.

Benjamin Roth, Tassilo Barth, Michael Wiegand and Dietrich Klakow
A Survey of Noise Reduction Methods for Distant Supervision 
CIKM 2013 Workshop on Knowledge Extraction (AKBC).

Harry Bunt, Alex Fand, Xiaoyue Lin, Jing Cao and Volha Petukhova
Making Switchboard dialogue annotations ISO-compliant. Proceedings of the 9th Joint ACL-ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation (ISA-9), Potsdam.

Michael Wiegand, Manfred Klenner, Dietrich Klakow 
Bootstrapping polarity classifiers with rule-based classification
Language Resources and Evaluation 47(4)
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Michael Wiegand, Dietrich Klakow 
Towards Contextual Healthiness Classification of Food Items - A Linguistic Approach
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP) 
http://aclweb.org/anthology//I/I13/I13-1003.pdf 

Michael Wiegand, Josef Ruppenhofer, Dietrich Klakow 
Predicative Adjectives: An Unsupervised Criterion to Extract Subjective Adjectives 
Proceedings of the Human Language Technology Conference of the North American Chapter of the ACL (HLT/NAACL) 
http://aclweb.org/anthology/N/N13/N13-1059.pdf 
Michael Wiegand, Dietrich Klakow 
Towards the Detection of Reliable Food-Health Relationships 
Proceedings of the NAACL-Workshop on Language Analysis in Social Media (NAACL-LASM) 
http://aclweb.org/anthology/W/W13/W13-1108.pdf .

 

2012

B. Roth, G. Chrupala, M. Wiegand, M. Singh, D. Klakow.
Generalizing from Freebase and Patterns using Distant Supervision for Slot Filling.
NIST Text Analysis Conference 2012.
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Andreas Beschorner, Dietrich Klakow
ESSV 2012, Continuous Speech Recognition Using Correlation Features and Structured SVM Probability Output 
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Afra Alishahi, Grzegorz Chrupała
Concurrent Acquisition of Word Meaning and Lexical Categories. EMNLP-CoNLL 2012.
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Grzegorz Chrupała
Hierarchical clustering of word class distributions. NAACL-HLT 2012 Workshop on the Induction of Linguistic Structure.
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Grzegorz Chrupała
Learning from evolving data streams: online triage of bug reports. EACL 2012.
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Todd Shore, Friedrich Faubel, Hartmut Helmke, Dietrich Klakow
Knowledge-BasedWord Lattice Rescoring in a Dynamic Context
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Christian Siegwart, Friedrich Faubel and Dietrich Klakow
Improving the Separation of Concurrent Speech through Acoustic Echo Suppression.
ITG Fachtagung Sprachkommunikation, Sep. 2012
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Michael Braun, Friedrich Faubel and Dietrich Klakow
A Comparative Study of Missing Feature Imputation Techniques.
ITG Fachtagung Sprachkommunikation, Sep. 2012
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Rahil Mahdian Toroghi, Friedrich Faubel and Dietrich Klakow
Multi-Channel Speech Separation with Soft Time-Frequency Masking.
SAPA-SCALE Conference, Sep. 2012
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Youssef Oualil, Mathew Magimai-Doss, Friedrich Faubel and Dietrich Klakow
Joint Detection and Localization of Multiple Speakers Using a Probabilistic Steered Response Power.
SAPA-SCALE Conference, Sep. 2012
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Youssef Oualil, Friedrich Faubel and Dietrich Klakow
A Multiple Hypothesis Gaussian Mixture Filter for Acoustic Source Localization and Tracking.
International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC), Sep. 2012
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M. Feld, S. Momtazi, F. Freigang, D. Klakow, C. Müller
Mobile Texting: Can Post-ASR Correction Solve the Issues? An Experimental Study on Gain vs. Costs
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Michael Wiegand, Benjamin Roth, and Dietrich Klakow
"Data-driven Knowledge Extraction for the Food Domain"
In Proceedings of KONVENS, 2012.
http://www.oegai.at/konvens2012/proceedings/07_wiegand12o/07_wiegand12o.pdf

Michael Wiegand, Benjamin Roth, and Dietrich Klakow
"Knowledge Acquisition with Natural Language Processing in the Food Domain: Potential and Challenges"
In Proceedings of the ECAI-Workshop on Cooking with Computers (ECAI-CWC-2012), 2012.
http://liris.cnrs.fr/cwc/cwc2012/cwc2012_submission_1.pdf

Michael Wiegand, Benjamin Roth, and Dietrich Klakow
“Web-Based Relation Extraction for the Food Domain”
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Applications of Natural Language Processing to Information Systems (NLDB-2012), Springer, 2012.
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Youssef Oualil, Friedrich Faubel, Mathew Magimai Doss and Dietrich Klakow
A TDOA Gaussian Mixture Model for Improving Acoustic Source Tracking.
20th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Aug. 2012
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Michael Wiegand, Benjamin Roth, Eva Lasarcyk, Stephanie Köser, and Dietrich Klakow
“A Gold Standard for Relation Extraction in the Food Domain”
In Proceedings of the Conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2012), 2012.
http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2012/pdf/136_Paper.pdf

Simon Clematide, Stefan Gindl, Manfred Klenner, Stefanos Petrakis, Robert Remus, Josef Ruppenhofer, Ulli Waltinger, and Michael Wiegand
“MLSA – A Multi-layered Reference Corpus for German Sentiment Analysis”
In Proceedings of the Conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2012), 2012.
http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2012/pdf/125_Paper.pdf

Michael Wiegand and Dietrich Klakow
“Generalization Methods for In-Domain and Cross-Domain Opinion Holder Extraction”
In Proceedings of the Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL-2012), 2012.
http://aclweb.org/anthology-new/E/E12/E12-1033.pdf.

2011

Grzegorz Chrupała
Efficient induction of probabilistic word classes with LDA. In IJCNLP 2011
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D. Povey, A. Ghoshal et al.
The subspace Gaussian mixture model--A structured model for speech
recognition, Computer Speech and Language, vol. 25(2), April 2011.

L. Lu, A. Ghoshal and S. Renals
Regularized Subspace Gaussian Mixture Models for Speech Recognition,
IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol 18(7), July 2011.

L. Lu, A. Ghoshal and S. Renals
Regularized Subspace Gaussian Mixture Models for Cross-lingual Speech
Recognition,Proc. IEEE ASRU, December 2011.

D. Povey, A. Ghoshal, et al.
The Kaldi speech recognition toolkit, Proc. IEEE ASRU, December 2011.
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Najib Hadir, Friedrich Faubel and Dietrich Klakow
A Model-Based Spectral Envelope Wiener Filter for Perceptually Motivated Speech Enhancement.
Proceedings of Interspeech 2011, Aug. 2011
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S. Momtazi, D. Klakow     
Trained Trigger Language Model for Sentence Retrieval in QA: Bridging the Vocabulary Gap   
In Proceedings of International ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), Glasgow, UK, 2011 
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Barbara Rauch, Friedrich Faubel and Dietrich Klakow
An Analysis of Nonstationary Variance Estimates in the Negentropy Beamformer.
Proceedings of the 2011 Joint Workshop on Hands-Free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays (HSCMA 2011), May 2011

Friedrich Faubel, Munir Georges, Kenichi Kumatani, Andres Bruhn and Dietrich Klakow
Improving Hands-Free Speech Recognition in a Car through Audio-Visual Voice Activity Detection.
Proceedings of the 2011 Joint Workshop on Hands-Free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays (HSCMA 2011), May 2011
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Michael Wiegand, Dietrich Klakow 
The Role of Predicates in Opinion Holder Extraction 
In Proceedings of the RANLP 2011 Workshop on Information Extraction and Knowledge Acquisition (RANLP-IEKA-2011) 
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Michael Wiegand, Dietrich Klakow 
Prototypical Opinion Holders: What We can Learn from Experts and Analysts 
In Proceedings of Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP-2011) 
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Michael Wiegand, Dietrich Klakow 
Convolution Kernels for Subjectivity Detection 
In Proceedings of the 18th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA-2011) 
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Fang Xu, Stefan Kazalski, Grzegorz Chrupala, Benjamin Roth, Xujian Zhao, Michael Wiegand, Dietrich Klakow
Saarland University Spoken Language Systems Group at TAC KBP 2011 . In Proceedings of TAC 2011.

2010

Kenichi Kumatani, Liang Lu, John McDonough, Arnab Ghoshal and Dietrich Klakow
Maximum Negentropy Beamforming with Superdirectivity. 
In EUSIPCO 2010, Aalborg, Denmark. 
Arnab Ghoshal, Daniel Povey, et al. 
A Novel Estimation of Feature-space MLLR for Full-covarinace Models. 
In ICASSP 2010, Dallas, USA. 
Arnab Ghoshal, Lukas Burget, Petr Schwarz, et al. 
Multilingual Acoustic Modeling for Speech Recognition based on Subspace Gaussian Mixture Models. 
In ICASSP 2010, Dallas, USA. 
Arnab Ghoshal, Daniel Povey, Lukas Burget, et al. 
Subspace Gaussian Mixture Models for Speech Recognition. 
In ICASSP 2010, Dallas, USA. 
Arnab Ghoshal, Nagendra Goel, Samuel Thomas, et al. 
Approaches to Automatic Lexicon Learning with Limited Training Examples. 
In ICASSP 2010, Dallas, USA.

Grzegorz Chrupala, Saeedeh Momtazi, Michael Wiegand, Stefan Kazalski, Fang Xu, Benjamin Roth, Alexandra Balahur and Dietrich Klakow. 2010. Saarland University Spoken Language Systems at the Slot Filling Task of TAC KBP 2010. In Proceedings of TAC 2010PDF

Grzegorz Chrupala, Georgiana Dinu and Ben Roth
Enriched syntax-based meaning representation for answer extraction. In SIGIR 2010 Workshop: Query Representation and Understanding

Grzegorz Chrupala and Afra Alishahi
Online Entropy-based Model of Lexical Category Acquisition. In CoNLL 2010. 
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Djame Seddah, Grzegorz Chrupala, Ozlem Cetinoglu, Josef van Genabith and Marie Candito
Lemmatization and Lexicalized Statistical Parsing of Morphologically Rich Languages: the Case of French. In NAACL SPMRL 2010 workshop. 
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Andreas Beschorner, Dietrich Klakow
Correlation Features and a Linear Transform Specific Reproducing Kernel
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Grzegorz Chrupala and Dietrich Klakow
A Named Entity Labeler for German: Exploiting Wikipedia and Distributional Clusters.
LREC 2010. 
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Friedrich Faubel, Dietrich Klakow
Estimating Noise from Noisy Speech Features with a Monte Carlo Variant of the Expectation Maximization Algorithm
Proceedings of Interspeech 2010, Sep. 2010

Friedrich Faubel, Dietrich Klakow
Further Improvement of the Adaptive Level of Detail Transform: Splitting in Direction of the Nonlinearity.
Proceedings of the 2010 European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2010), Aug. 2010

Friedrich Faubel, Dietrich Klakow
An Adaptive Level of Detail Approach to Nonlinear Estimation.
Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2010), Mar. 2010.
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Friedrich Faubel, John McDonough, Dietrich Klakow
On Expectation Maximization Based Channel and Noise Estimation Beyond the Vector Taylor Series Expansion.
Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2010), Mar. 2010.
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Saeedeh Momtazi, Friedrich Faubel, Dietrich Klakow
Within and Across Sentence Boundary Language Model
Proceedings of Interspeech, Makuhari, Japan, 2010. 
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Saeedeh Momtazi, Matthew Lease, Dietrich Klakow
Effective Term Weighting for Sentence Retrieval
Proceedings of European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL), Glasgow, UK, 2010.
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Saeedeh Momtazi, Dietrich Klakow
A Hierarchical Pitman-Yor Language Model for Information Retrieval
Proceedings of International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Geneva, Switzerland, 2010.
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Saeedeh Momtazi, Sanjeev Khudanpur, Dietrich Klakow
A Comparative Study on Word Co-occurrence for Term Clustering in Language Model-based Sentence Retrieval
Proceedings of International Conference of North American Association of Computational Linguistics (NAACL), Los Angeles, USA, 2010.
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Saeedeh Momtazi, Dietrich Klakow
Yahoo! Answers for Sentence Retrieval in Question Answering
Proceedings of the LREC Workshop on Web Logs and Question Answering, Valletta, Malta, 2010. 
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Benjamin Roth, Dietrich Klakow
Cross-Language Retrieval Using Link-Based Language Models
Proceedings of the Annual ACM SIGIR Conference, July 2010. (poster paper)
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Benjamin Roth, Dietrich Klakow
Combining Wikipedia-Based Concept Models for Cross-Language Retrieval.
Proceedings of the Information Retrieval Facility Conference, May 2010.
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Michael Wiegand, Dietrich Klakow 
Bootstrapping Supervised Machine-learning Polarity Classifiers with Rule-based Classification 
Proceedings of the ECAI-Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis (WASSA) 
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Michael Wiegand, Dietrich Klakow 
Predictive Features for Detecting Indefinite Polar Sentences 
Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC) 
http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2010/pdf/362_Paper.pdf 
Michael Wiegand, Dietrich Klakow 
Convolution Kernels for Opinion Holder Extraction 
Proceedings of the Human Language Technology Conference of the North American Chapter of the ACL (HLT/NAACL) 
http://www.aclweb.org/anthology-new/N/N10/N10-1121.pdf

Michael Wiegand, Alexandra Balahur, Benjamin Roth, Dietrich Klakow, Andrés Montoyo 
A Survey on the Role of Negation in Sentiment Analysis 
Proceedings of the Workshop on Negation and Speculation in Natural Language Processing
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Fang Xu, Dietrich Klakow
Paragraph Acquisition and Selection for List Question Using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk
Proceedings of the International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2010), Mar. 2010.
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2009

Friedrich Faubel, Munir Georges, Bo Fu, Dietrich Klakow
Robust Gaussian Mixture Filter Based Mouth Tracking in a Real Environment.
Visual Computing Research Conference (by the Intel Visual Computing Institute, Saarbr�cken), Dec. 2009.
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Friedrich Faubel, John McDonough, Dietrich Klakow
The Split and Merge Unscented Gaussian Mixture Filter.
IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Sep. 2009.

Friedrich Faubel, Dietrich Klakow
A Transformation-Based Derivation of the Kalman Filter and an Extensive Unscented Transform.
Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP 2009), Sep. 2009.
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Friedrich Faubel, John McDonough, Dietrich Klakow
Bounded Conditional Mean Imputation with Gaussian Mixture Models : A Reconstruction Approach to Partly Occluded Features.
Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2009), Apr. 2009
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Arnab Ghosal, Sanjeev Khudanpur, Dietrich Klakow
Impact Of Novel Sources On Content-Based Image And Video Retrieval
ICASSP 2009, Taipeh
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Kenichi Kumatani, John McDonough, Barbara Rauch, Dietrich Klakow, Philip N. Garner, Weifeng Li
Beamforming with a Maximum Negentropy Criterion 
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Saeedeh Momtazi, Dietrich Klakow
A Word Clustering Approach for Language Model-based Sentence Retrieval in Question Answering SystemsConference: ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM’09) 
Hong Kong, China
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Saeedeh Momtazi, Dietrich Klakow
Language Model-Based Sentence Classification for Opinion Question Answering Systems
IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology - Computational Linguistics Applications (CLA’09)
Mrągowo, Poland
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Saeedeh Momtazi, Dietrich Klakow
A Combined Query Expansion Technique for Retrieving Opinions from Blogs
Conference: IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA’09) Pisa, Italy
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Michael Wiegand, Dietrich Klakow
Topic-Related Polarity Classification of Blog Sentences Proceedings of the 14th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA-2009), October 12-15, Aveiro, Portugal
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Michael Wiegand, Dietrich Klakow 
The Role of Knowledge-based Features in Polarity Classification at Sentence Level 
in Proceedings of the 22nd International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS-2009) 
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Michael Wiegand, Dietrich Klakow 
Predictive Features in Semi-Supervised Learning for Polarity Classification and the Role of Adjectives 
in Proceedings of the 17th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA-2009) 
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2008

Friedrich Faubel, John McDonough, Dietrich Klakow
A Phase-Averaged Model for the Relationship between Noisy Speech, Clean Speech and Noise in the log-Mel Domain
in Proceedings of Interspeech 2008, Brisbane, Australia, Sept. 2008
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Friedrich Faubel, Raja Humza, John McDonough, Dietrich Klakow
Particle Filter Based Soft-mask Estimation for Missing Feature Reconstruction
Proceedings of IWAENC 2008, Seattle (WA), USA, Sept. 2008
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Barbara Rauch, Kenichi Kumatani, Friedrich Faubel, John McDonough, and Dietrich Klakow
On Hidden Markov Model Maximum Negentropy Beamforming
IWAENC 2008, Seattle (WA), USA, Sept. 2008
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Wiegand, M. and Klakow, D. 
Optimizing Language Models for Polarity Classification 
in Proceedings of 30th European Conference on Information Retrieval 
(ECIR), Glasgow, 2008
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Michael Wiegand, Jochen L. Leidner, Dietrich Klakow 
Cost-Sensitive Learning in Answer Extraction 
in Proceedings of The Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2008)
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Michael Wiegand, Saeedeh Momtazi, Stefan Kazalski, Fang Xu, Grzegorz Chrupala, Dietrich Klakow
The Alyssa System at TAC QA 2008, Saarland University, Saarbr�cken, Germany
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2007

Irene Cramer, Barbara Rauch, Hagen Fuerstenau, Dan Shen and Maria Staudte 
Predicting Classification Decisions with Data Point Based Meta-Learning
International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining (MLDM), Leipzig, Germany, 2007
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McDonough J., Kumatani K., Gehrig T., Stoimenov E., Mayer U., Schacht S., Woelfel M., and Klakow D.
To Separate Speech! A System for Recognizing Simultaneous Speech , 2007. 

McDonough J., Stoimenov E. and Klakow D. 
An Algorithm for Fast Composition of Weighted Finite-State Transducers 
IEEE Automatics Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop, 2007. 

Merkel A. and Klakow D. 
Improved Methods for Language Model Based Question Classification 
in Proceedings of 8th Interspeech Conference, Antwerp, 2007. 
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Merkel A. and Klakow D. 
Language Model Based Query Classification 
in Proceedings of 29th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR), Rome, 2007. 
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Merkel A. and Klakow D. 
Comparing Improved Language Models for Sentence Retrieval in Question Answering 
in Proceedings of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands CLIN, Leuven, 2007. 
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Shen Dan and Lapata Mirela
Using Semantic Roles to Improve Question Answering 
in Proceedings EMNLP-CoNLL, 2007. 
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Shen Dan, Wiegand M., Merkel A.,Kaszalski S., Hunsicker S., Leidner J. and Klakow D. 
The Alyssa System at TREC QA 2007: Do We Need Blog06? 
in Proceedings of the Text Retrieval Conference. US NIST. Gaithersburg, MD, USA, 2007 
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Wiegand M, Leidner J. and Klakow D. 
Combining Term-Based and Event-Based Matching for Question Answering 
SIGIR, 2007.

2006

Hussain M., Merkel A. and Klakow D. 
Dedicated Backing-Off Distributions for Language Model Based Passage Retrieval 
in Hildesheimer Informatik-Berichte, LWA 2006, Hildesheim, 2006
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Klakow D.
Language Model Adaptation for Tiny Adaptation Corpora 
Proc. Interspeech, 2006
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Klakow D.
Using Regional Information in Language Model Based Automatic Concept Annotation and Retrieval 
of Video Proc. ICASSP, 2006
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Merkel Andreas, Shen Dan, Leidner Jochen L. and Klakow Dietrich 
The Alyssa System at TREC 2006: A Statistically-Inspired Question Answering System. Poster.
US NIST. Gaithersburg, MD, USA, 2006
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Shen Dan, Leidner Jochen L. , Merkel Andreas and Klakow Dietrich
The Alyssa System at TREC 2006: A Statistically-Inspired Question Answering System. Workshop 
Notes. Proceedings of the Text Retrieval Conference. US NIST. Gaithersburg, MD, USA, 2006
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2005

Cramer I., Leidner J. L. and Klakow D.
Building an Evaluation Corpus for German Question Answering by Harvesting Wikipedia Proceedings of The Fifth international Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2006), Genoa, Italy, 2006
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Cramer Irene, Schulte im Walde Sabine 
Computerlinguistik und Sprachtechnologie. Eine Studienbibliographie. Herausgegeben im Auftrag des Instituts f�r Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim. Stauffenberg Verlag, Brigitte Narr GmbH, T�bingen, 2006
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Davidescu Adriana , Heyl Andrea, Kazalski Stefan, Cramer Irene, and Klakow Dietrich
Classifying German Questions according to Ontology-Based Question Types. 30th Annual Conference of the German Classification Society (GfKl), 2006
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Shen D. , Kruijff G. J. and Klakow D. 
Exploring Syntactic Relation Patterns for Question Answering
Proceedings of the 2nd International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), 2005
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