Research and Development

Automated Planning and Dialogue Systems

Automated Planning

Automated Planning: Theory and Practice by Malik Ghallab, Dana Nau and Paolo Traverso, Computational Models of Planning by Hector Geffner, Heuristic Search: Theory and Applications by Stefan Edelkamp and Stefan Schrödl, Implementing Fast Heuristic Search Code by Ethan A. Burns, Matthew Hatem, Michael J. Leighton and Wheeler Ruml, Accelerating Heuristic Search for AI Planning by You Xu, Can Cloud Computing be Used for Planning? An Initial Study by Qiang Lu, You Xu, Ruoyun Huang, Yixin Chen and Guoliang Chen, Iterative Resource Allocation for Memory Intensive Parallel Search Algorithms on Clouds, Grids, and Shared Clusters by Alex Fukunaga, Akihiro Kishimoto and Adi Botea and Planning in the Cloud: Massively Parallel Planning by Tommy Thompson and Dave Voorhis.

Dialogue Systems

Generating Dialogue Agents via Automated Planning by Adi Botea, Christian Muise, Shubham Agarwal, Oznur Alkan, Ondrej Bajgar, Elizabeth Daly, Akihiro Kishimoto, Luis Lastras, Radu Marinescu, Josef Ondrej, Pablo Pedemonte and Miroslav Vodolan and Planning for Goal-oriented Dialogue Systems by Christian Muise, Tathagata Chakraborti, Shubham Agarwal, Ondrej Bajgar, Arunima Chaudhary, Luis A. Lastras-Montano, Josef Ondrej, Miroslav Vodolan and Charlie Wiecha.

Intention and Plan Recognition

Analyzing Intention in Utterances by James F. Allen and C. Raymond Perrault, Planning and Understanding: A Computational Approach to Human Reasoning by Robert Wilensky, Attention, Intentions, and the Structure of Discourse by Barbara J. Grosz and Candace L. Sidner, Generalized Plan Recognition by Henry A. Kautz and James F. Allen, A Formal Theory of Plan Recognition by Henry A. Kautz, Plan Recognition in Natural Language Dialogue by Sandra Carberry, Plan Recognition Strategies for Language Understanding by Sandra Carberry and W. Alan Pope, Plan Recognition and Natural Language Understanding by Barbara Di Eugenio, Techniques for Plan Recognition by Sandra Carberry, A General Model for Online Probabilistic Plan Recognition by Hung H. Bui, On Natural Language Processing and Plan Recognition by Christopher W. Geib and Mark Steedman, Plan Recognition as Planning by Miquel Ramírez and Hector Geffner and A New Model of Plan Recognition by Robert P. Goldman, Christopher W. Geib and Christopher A. Miller.

Natural Language Generation

Natural Language Generation from Plans by Chris Mellish and Roger Evans, Natural Language Generation in Dialog Systems by Owen Rambow, Srinivas Bangalore and Marilyn Walker, Natural Language Generation as Planning Under Uncertainty for Spoken Dialogue Systems by Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon, Towards Incremental Speech Generation in Dialogue Systems by Gabriel Skantze and Anna Hjalmarsson, Learning What to Say and How to Say It: Joint Optimisation of Spoken Dialogue Management and Natural Language Generation by Oliver Lemon and Natural Language Generation as Incremental Planning Under Uncertainty: Adaptive Information Presentation for Statistical Dialogue Systems by Verena Rieser, Oliver Lemon and Simon Keizer.

Multimedia Content Generation and Instructional Design

Plan-based Integration of Natural Language and Graphics Generation by Wolfgang Wahlster, Elisabeth André, Wolfgang Finkler, Hans-Jürgen Profitlich and Thomas Rist, The Design of Illustrated Documents as a Planning Task by Elisabeth André and Thomas Rist, Automatic Design of Multimodal Presentations by Wolfgang Wahlster, The Generation of Multimedia Presentations by Elisabeth André and Automating the Generation of Coordinated Multimedia Explanations by Steven K. Feiner and Kathleen R. McKeown.