Search Results for author: Alan Black

Found 16 papers, 2 papers with code

This Table is Different: A WordNet-Based Approach to Identifying References to Document Entities

no code implementations GWC 2016 Shomir Wilson, Alan Black, Jon Oberlander

Writing intended to inform frequently contains references to document entities (DEs), a mixed class that includes orthographically structured items (e. g., illustrations, sections, lists) and discourse entities (arguments, suggestions, points).

DialoGraph: Incorporating Interpretable Strategy-Graph Networks into Negotiation Dialogues

1 code implementation ICLR 2021 Rishabh Joshi, Vidhisha Balachandran, Shikhar Vashishth, Alan Black, Yulia Tsvetkov

To successfully negotiate a deal, it is not enough to communicate fluently: pragmatic planning of persuasive negotiation strategies is essential.

Task-Specific Pre-Training and Cross Lingual Transfer for Code-Switched Data

no code implementations24 Feb 2021 Akshat Gupta, Sai Krishna Rallabandi, Alan Black

Using task-specific pre-training and leveraging cross-lingual transfer are two of the most popular ways to handle code-switched data.

Cross-Lingual Transfer Sentiment Analysis

Reading Between the Lines: Exploring Infilling in Visual Narratives

no code implementations EMNLP 2020 Khyathi Raghavi Chandu, Ruo-Ping Dong, Alan Black

In this paper, we tackle this problem by using \textit{infilling} techniques involving prediction of missing steps in a narrative while generating textual descriptions from a sequence of images.

Visual Storytelling

Disentangling Speech and Non-Speech Components for Building Robust Acoustic Models from Found Data

1 code implementation25 Sep 2019 Nishant Gurunath, Sai Krishna Rallabandi, Alan Black

We show that the constraints on the latent space of a VAE can be in-fact used to separate speech and music, independent of the language of the speech.

Speech Recognition Speech Synthesis

Stance Classification, Outcome Prediction, and Impact Assessment: NLP Tasks for Studying Group Decision-Making

no code implementations WS 2019 Elijah Mayfield, Alan Black

In group decision-making, the nuanced process of conflict and resolution that leads to consensus formation is closely tied to the quality of decisions made.

Decision Making General Classification +2

Data Augmentation for Neural Online Chats Response Selection

no code implementations WS 2018 Wenchao Du, Alan Black

Data augmentation seeks to manipulate the available data for training to improve the generalization ability of models.

Data Augmentation

Practical Evaluation of Human and Synthesized Speech for Virtual Human Dialogue Systems

no code implementations LREC 2012 Kallirroi Georgila, Alan Black, Kenji Sagae, David Traum

To determine the best trade-off between performance and cost, we perform a systematic evaluation of human and synthesized voices with regard to naturalness, conversational aspect, and likability.

Speech Synthesis

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