Nigel Ward: Publications

Nigel Ward - Selected Publications

  • Machine Translation in the Mobile and Wearable Age. Nigel Ward. Machine Translation Roadmap Workshop at TMI-2002. pdf
  • Can Confidence Scores Help Users Post-Editing Speech Recognizer Output? Taku Endo, Nigel Ward, and Minoru Terada. International Conference on Spoken Language Processing 2002. pdf
  • Automatic User-Adaptive Speaking Rate Selection for Information Delivery. Nigel Ward and Satoshi Nakagawa. International Conference on Spoken Language Processing 2002. pdf
  • Shrdlu. Nigel Ward. in Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, Lynn Nadel (ed.), pp 1172-1175, Nature Publishing Group, 2002. proof pdf, published version
  • んだっこ ndakko (mbye) (in Japanese). Nigel Ward. Nihongo Gaku, April 2002. pdf
  • Searching for Explanatory Web Pages using Query Expansion. Manabu Tauchi and Nigel Ward. PacLing 2001 (best paper award). pdf
  • A Wearable Cross-language Communication Aid. Jani Patokallio and Nigel Ward. International Symposium on Wearable Computers, 2001. abstract, early draft pdf
  • Responding to Subtle, Fleeting Changes in the User's Internal State. Wataru Tsukahara and Nigel Ward. CHI: Conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems. ACM 2001. abstract, draft pdf
  • Design for a System able to use Time-Critical Spoken Advice. Shunsuke Soeda and Nigel Ward. Fifteenth National Conference of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, 2001. abstract, paper pdf
  • Prosodic Features which Cue Back-channel Responses in English and Japanese. Nigel Ward and Wataru Tsukahara. Journal of Pragmatics, 23, pp 1177--1207, 2000.
  • Machine Translation. Nigel Ward and Daniel Jurafsky. Chapter 21 of Speech and Language Processing: An Introduction to Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, and Speech Recognition by Daniel Jurafsky and James H. Martin, Prentice-Hall, 2000. draft (ps)
  • The Challenge of Non-lexical Speech Sounds. Nigel Ward. International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 2000. abstract, pdf
  • Evaluating Responsiveness in Spoken Dialog Systems. Wataru Tsukahara and Nigel Ward. International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 2000. abstract
  • Issues in the Transcription of English Conversational Grunts. Nigel Ward. 1st SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue. ACL. 2000. abstract, pdf
  • A Responsive Dialog System. Nigel Ward and Wataru Tsukahara. Machine Conversations, edited by Yorick Wilks. pp 169-174. Kluwer, 1999. abstract, draft
  • Requirements for a Socially Aware Free-standing Agent. Nigel Ward and Takeshi Kuroda. Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Humanoid Robotics, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 1999. pdf
  • Low-Pitch Regions as Dialog Signals? Evidence from Dialog-Act and Lexical Correlates in Natural Conversation. Nigel Ward. European Speech Communication Association (ESCA) Tutorial and Research Workshop on Dialogue and Prosody. IPO, 1999. abstract and download
  • Artificial Intelligence and Other Approaches to Speech Understanding: A case study in methodology. Nigel Ward. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 10, 487-493, 1998. abstract and download
  • Pacing Spoken Directions to Suit the Listener. Tatsuya Iwase and Nigel Ward. 5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP-98). pp 1203-1206. abstract, pdf
  • The Relationship between Sound and Meaning in Japanese Back-channel Grunts. Nigel Ward. 4th Meeting of the (Japanese) Association for Natural Language Processing. 1998. pdf
  • Responsiveness in Dialog and Priorities for Language Research. Nigel Ward. Systems and Cybernetics, Special Issue on Embodied Artificial Intelligence, 28, pp521--533, 1997. abstract, full gzipped postscript
  • Inferring Processing Times from a Corpus of Conversations. Nigel Ward. First Conference on Computational Psycholinguistics, poster presentation, 1997. handout pdf
  • Using Prosodic Clues to Decide When to Produce Back-channel Utterances. Nigel Ward. 4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP-96). abstract
  • Second Thoughts on an Artificial Intelligence Approach to Speech Understanding. Nigel Ward. in 14th Spoken Language and Discourse Workshop Notes, Japan Society for Artificial Intelligence, pp17-24, 1996. (SIG-SLUD-9601). abstract, paper pdf
  • A Parallel Approach to Syntax for Generation. Nigel Ward. Artificial Intelligence 57, pages 183-225, 1992. abstract and download
  • Some Neglected Aspects of the Generation Task. Nigel Ward. Computational Intelligence 8(1), pages 161-171, 1992. abstract and download
  • An Alternative to Deep Case for Representing Relational Information. Nigel Ward. Proceedings 14th COLING, 1992, pp 1137-1141. abstract, pdf
  • A Connectionist Treatment of Grammar for Generation: Relying on Emergents Nigel Ward. Fifth International Workshop on Natural Language Generation. pdf
Nontechnical editorials and postings on Artificial Intelligence research style and on Computer Science education are collected on my Commentary Page.

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