Donna Byron

Also published as: D. Byron, Donna K. Byron


2010

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Report on the Second NLG Challenge on Generating Instructions in Virtual Environments (GIVE-2)
Alexander Koller | Kristina Striegnitz | Andrew Gargett | Donna Byron | Justine Cassell | Robert Dale | Johanna Moore | Jon Oberlander
Proceedings of the 6th International Natural Language Generation Conference

2009

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Report on the First NLG Challenge on Generating Instructions in Virtual Environments (GIVE)
Donna Byron | Alexander Koller | Kristina Striegnitz | Justine Cassell | Robert Dale | Johanna Moore | Jon Oberlander
Proceedings of the 12th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG 2009)

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Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2009 Conference
Patrick Healey | Roberto Pieraccini | Donna Byron | Steve Young | Matthew Purver
Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2009 Conference

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Validating the web-based evaluation of NLG systems
Alexander Koller | Kristina Striegnitz | Donna Byron | Justine Cassell | Robert Dale | Sara Dalzel-Job | Johanna Moore | Jon Oberlander
Proceedings of the ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Conference Short Papers

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The Software Architecture for the First Challenge on Generating Instructions in Virtual Environments
Alexander Koller | Donna Byron | Justine Cassell | Robert Dale | Johanna Moore | Jon Oberlander | Kristina Striegnitz
Proceedings of the Demonstrations Session at EACL 2009

2008

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SCARE: a Situated Corpus with Annotated Referring Expressions
Laura Stoia | Darla Magdalene Shockley | Donna K. Byron | Eric Fosler-Lussier
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

Even though a wealth of speech data is available for the dialog systems research community, the particular field of situated language has yet to find an appropriate free resource. The corpus required to answer research questions related to situated language should connect world information to the human language. In this paper we report on the release of a corpus of English spontaneous instruction giving situated dialogs. The corpus was collected using the Quake environment, a first-person virtual reality game, and consists of pairs of participants completing a direction giver- direction follower scenario. The corpus contains the collected audio and video, as well as word-aligned transcriptions and the positional/gaze information of the player. Referring expressions in the corpus are annotated with the IDs of their virtual world referents.

2006

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The OSU Quake 2004 corpus of two-party situated problem-solving dialogs
Donna K. Byron | Eric Fosler-Lussier
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

This report describes the Ohio State University Quake 2004 corpus of English spontaneous task-oriented two-person situated dialog. The corpus was collected using a first-person display of an interior space (rooms, corridors, stairs) in which the partners collaborate on a treasure hunt task. The corpus contains exciting new features such as deictic and exophoric reference, language that is calibrated against the spatial arrangement of objects in the world, and partial-observability of the task world imposed by the perceptual limitations inherent in the physical arrangement of the world. The corpus differs from prior dialog collections which intentionally restricted the interacting subjects from sharing any perceptual context, and which allowed one subject (the direction-giver or system) to have total knowledge of the state of the task world. The corpus consists of audio/video recordings of each person's experience in the virtual world and orthographic transcriptions. The virtual world can also be used by other researchers who want to conduct additional studies using this stimulus.

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PYCOT: An Optimality Theory-based Pronoun Resolution Toolkit
Whitney Gegg-Harrison | Donna K. Byron
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

In this paper, we present PYCOT, a pronoun resolution toolkit. This toolkit is written in the Python programming language and is intended to be an addition to the open-source NLTK collection of natural language processing tools. We discuss the design of the module as well as studies of its performance on pronoun resolution in English and in Korean.

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Noun Phrase Generation for Situated Dialogs
Laura Stoia | Darla Magdalene Shockley | Donna K. Byron | Eric Fosler-Lussier
Proceedings of the Fourth International Natural Language Generation Conference

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Sentence Planning for Realtime Navigational Instruction
Laura Stoia | Donna Byron | Darla Shockley | Eric Fosler-Lussier
Proceedings of the Human Language Technology Conference of the NAACL, Companion Volume: Short Papers

2005

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Why Is Zero Marking Important in Korean?
Sun-Hee Lee | Donna K. Byron | Seok Bae Jang
Second International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing: Full Papers

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Proceedings of HLT/EMNLP 2005 Interactive Demonstrations
Donna Byron | Anand Venkataraman | Dell Zhang
Proceedings of HLT/EMNLP 2005 Interactive Demonstrations

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Identifying Non-Referential it: A Machine Learning Approach Incorporating Linguistically Motivated Patterns
Adriane Boyd | Whitney Gegg-Harrison | Donna Byron
Proceedings of the ACL Workshop on Feature Engineering for Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing

2002

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Resolving Pronominal Reference to Abstract Entities
Donna K. Byron
Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

2001

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The Uncommon Denominator: A Proposal for Consistent Reporting of Pronoun Resolution Results
Donna K. Byron
Computational Linguistics, Volume 27, Number 4, December 2001

2000

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Prosody and the Resolution of Pronominal Anaphora
Maria Wolters | Donna K. Byron
COLING 2000 Volume 2: The 18th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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TRIPS- 911 System Demonstration
James Allen | Donna Byron | Dave Costello | Myroslava Dzikovska | George Ferguson | Lucian Galescu | Amanda Stent
ANLP-NAACL 2000 Workshop: Conversational Systems

1999

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A Flexible Architecture for Reference Resolution
Donna K. Byron | Joel R. Tetreault
Ninth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1998

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A Preliminary Model of Centering in Dialog
D. Byron | A. Stent
COLING 1998 Volume 2: The 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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A Preliminary Model of Centering in Dialog
Donna Byron | Amanda Stent
36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Volume 2