Maria Wolters


2015

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CoMAGD: Annotation of Gene-Depression Relations
Rize Jin | Jinseon You | Jin-Woo Chung | Hee-Jin Lee | Maria Wolters | Jong Park
Proceedings of BioNLP 15

2010

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Learning Dialogue Strategies from Older and Younger Simulated Users
Kallirroi Georgila | Maria Wolters | Johanna Moore
Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2010 Conference

2008

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Simulating the Behaviour of Older versus Younger Users when Interacting with Spoken Dialogue Systems
Kallirroi Georgila | Maria Wolters | Johanna Moore
Proceedings of ACL-08: HLT, Short Papers

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Corpus Analysis of Spoken Smart-Home Interactions with Older Users
Sebastian Möller | Florian Gödde | Maria Wolters
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

In this paper, we present the collection and analysis of a spoken dialogue corpus obtained from interactions of older and younger users with a smart-home system. Our aim is to identify the amount and the origin of linguistic differences in the way older and younger users address the system. In addition, we investigate changes in the users’ linguistic behaviour after exposure to the system. The results show that the two user groups differ in their speaking style as well as their vocabulary. In contrast to younger users, who adapt their speaking style to the expected limitations of the system, older users tend to use a speaking style that is closer to human-human communication in terms of sentence complexity and politeness. However, older users are far less easy to stereotype than younger users.

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A Fully Annotated Corpus for Studying the Effect of Cognitive Ageing on Users’ Interactions with Spoken Dialogue Systems
Kallirroi Georgila | Maria Wolters | Vasilis Karaiskos | Melissa Kronenthal | Robert Logie | Neil Mayo | Johanna Moore | Matt Watson
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

In this paper we present a corpus of interactions of older and younger users with nine different dialogue systems. The corpus has been fully transcribed and annotated with dialogue acts and “Information State Update” (ISU) representations of dialogue context. Users not only underwent a comprehensive battery of cognitive assessments, but they also rated the usability of each dialogue system on a standardised questionnaire. In this paper, we discuss the corpus collection and outline the semi-automatic methods we used for discourse-level annotations. We expect that the corpus will provide a key resource for modelling older people’s interaction with spoken dialogue systems.

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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A Probabilistic Genre-Independent Model of Pronominalization
Michael Strube | Maria Wolters
1st Meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1999

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Exploring the Use of Linguistic Features in Domain and Genre Classification
Maria Wolters | Mathias Kirsten
Ninth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1997

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Compositional Semantics of German Prefix Verbs
Maria Wolters
35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and 8th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics