Charese Smiley


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The E2E NLG Challenge: A Tale of Two Systems
Charese Smiley | Elnaz Davoodi | Dezhao Song | Frank Schilder
Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation

This paper presents the two systems we entered into the 2017 E2E NLG Challenge: TemplGen, a templated-based system and SeqGen, a neural network-based system. Through the automatic evaluation, SeqGen achieved competitive results compared to the template-based approach and to other participating systems as well. In addition to the automatic evaluation, in this paper we present and discuss the human evaluation results of our two systems.


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Say the Right Thing Right: Ethics Issues in Natural Language Generation Systems
Charese Smiley | Frank Schilder | Vassilis Plachouras | Jochen L. Leidner
Proceedings of the First ACL Workshop on Ethics in Natural Language Processing

We discuss the ethical implications of Natural Language Generation systems. We use one particular system as a case study to identify and classify issues, and we provide an ethics checklist, in the hope that future system designers may benefit from conducting their own ethics reviews based on our checklist.

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Native Language Identification using Phonetic Algorithms
Charese Smiley | Sandra Kübler
Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications

In this paper, we discuss the results of the IUCL system in the NLI Shared Task 2017. For our system, we explore a variety of phonetic algorithms to generate features for Native Language Identification. These features are contrasted with one of the most successful type of features in NLI, character n-grams. We find that although phonetic features do not perform as well as character n-grams alone, they do increase overall F1 score when used together with character n-grams.


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When to Plummet and When to Soar: Corpus Based Verb Selection for Natural Language Generation
Charese Smiley | Vassilis Plachouras | Frank Schilder | Hiroko Bretz | Jochen Leidner | Dezhao Song
Proceedings of the 9th International Natural Language Generation conference


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Natural Language Question Answering and Analytics for Diverse and Interlinked Datasets
Dezhao Song | Frank Schilder | Charese Smiley | Chris Brew
Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Demonstrations