Karen Ward

Dr. Ward moved to the University of Portland in 2006. directory page

Assistant Professor
Room 207
Interactive Systems Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas 79968-0518

Phone: +1 (915) 747-6957
Fax: +1 (915) 747-5030
Email: kward at UTEP's Department of Computer Science (cs.utep.edu)



Current Courses



Publications

Karen Ward (2004). "The Fifty-Four-Day Thesis Proposal: First Experiences with a Research Course," Sixth Annual Northwestern Regional Conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, Salem, OR, Oct. 8-9, 2004. To appear.

Karen Ward, Tasha Hollingsed, and Javier A. Aldaz-Salmon (2004)."Acknowledgment Use with Synthesized and Recorded Prompts," Proceedings of the 5th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue, Boston, April 30 and May 1, 2004, 85-88.

Karen Ward and David G. Novick (2003). "Hands-Free Documentation," Proceedings of the 21st Annual International Conference on Documentation (SIGDOC 2003), October 12-15, 2003, 147-154.

David G. Novick and Karen Ward (2003). "An Interaction Initiative Model for Documentation," Proceedings of the 21st Annual International Conference on Documentation (SIGDOC 2003), October 12-15, 2003, 80-85.

Karen Ward, Tasha Hollingsed, and Javier A. Aldaz Salmon (2003). "Toward Building Conversational Spoken-Language Interfaces: Acknowledgment Use in American English and Mexican Spanish," Proceedings of the Fourth Mexican International Conference on Computer Science (ENC' 03), September 10-12, 2003.

Karen Ward and Peter A. Heeman (2000). "Acknowledgments in Human-Computer Interaction," Proceedings of the 1st Meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL 2000), April 29-May 4, 2000, p. 280-287.

David G. Novick, Lisa Walton, and Karen Ward (1996). "Contribution Graphs in Multiparty Discourse," Proceedings of the International Symposium on Spoken Dialogue (ISSD-96), Philadelphia, PA, October, 1996, 53-56. (HTML)

David G. Novick, Brian Hansen, Kenneth D. Rubesh, and Karen Ward (1996). "Coordinating Turn-Taking with Gaze," Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'96), Philadelphia, PA, October, 1996, 3, 1888-91. (HTML)

David G. Novick, Karen Ward and Benjamin Corliss (1995). "The Effect of Context on the Intelligibility of Dialogue," Eurospeech'95 (4th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology), p. 1235-1238. (Postscript) (PDF)

Karen Ward and David G. Novick (1995). "Integrating Multiple Cues for Spoken Language Understanding," SIGCHI'95 (Denver, Colorado, May 7-11, 1995). In Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Companion, Annual Conference Series, 1995, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group for Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), p. 131-132. (Postscript) (PDF)

Karen Ward and David G. Novick (1995). "Prosodic Cues to Word Usage," Proceedings of 1995 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-95), p. 620-623. (Postscript) (PDF)

Karen Ward and David G. Novick (1994). "On the Need for a Theory of Integration of Knowledge Sources for Spoken Language Understanding," Proceedings of the AAAI-94 Workshop on the Integration of Natural Language and Speech Processing, July, 1994, p. 23-30.

David G. Novick and Karen Ward (1993). "Mutual Beliefs of Multiple Conversants: A Computational Model of Collaboration in Air Traffic Control," Proceedings of AAAI'93, p. 196-201. (HTML)

Goetz Graefe and Karen Ward (1989). "Dynamic Query Evaluation Plans," Proceedings of the 1989 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on the Management of Data, p. 358-365.

Theses

Karen Ward (2001). Understanding Acknowledgments, Dissertation, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology.

Karen Ward (1992). A Speech Act Model of Air Traffic Control Dialogue, M.S. Thesis, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology. (Compressed Postscript, 380K)

Technical Reports

Karen Ward, Catherine R. Marshall, and David G. Novick (1995). "Applying Task Classification to Natural Meetings," Technical Report No. CS/E 95-011, Oregon Graduate Institute. (Postscript, 130K)

David G. Novick, Lisa Walton, and Karen Ward (1993). "Contribution Graphs in Multiparty Discourse," Technical Report No. CS/E 93-015, Oregon Graduate Institute. (Postscript, 100K)

Karen Ward, David G. Novick and Carolyn Sousa (1990). "Air Traffic Control Communications at Detroit Metro -- Wayne County Airport," Technical Report No. CS/E 90-024, Oregon Graduate Institute. (Compressed Postscript, 400K)

Karen Ward, David G. Novick and Carolyn Sousa (1990). "Air Traffic Control Communications at Portland International Airport," Technical Report No. CS/E 90-025, Oregon Graduate Institute. (Compressed Postscript, 620K)