April 14: Preliminaries
Speaker: Alexander Koller - slides
Meeting 1: Friday, June 4
10:15-11:45 Ungrounded models of meaning
Speaker: Michaela Regneri
- Chambers & Jurafsky (2008), "Unsupervised learning of narrative event chains". Proceedings of ACL.
- Chambers & Jurafsky (2009), "Unsupervised learning of narrative schemas and their participants". Proceedings of ACL.
12:45-14:15 Language-learning robots
Speaker: Geert-Jan Kruijff
- Kruijff et al. (2007), "Situated dialogue and spatial organization: What, where ... and why?". International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems.
- Gold & Scassellati (2007), "A robot that uses existing vocabulary to infer non-visual word meaning from observation". Proceedings of AAAI.
Speaker: Boris Fersing
- Feldman et al. (1996). "L0: The First Five Years". Artificial Intelligence Review.
- Marszalek et al. (2009). "Actions in context". Proceedings of CVPR.
Meeting 2: Sunday, June 13
9:30-11:00 Acquiring grounded language from games
Speaker: Jingwen Hu
- Ahn & Dabbish (2004), "Labeling images with a computer game". Proceedings of SIGCHI.
- Orkin & Roy (2007), "The restaurant game: Learning social behavior and language from thousands of players online". Journal of Game Development.
- Fleischman & Roy (2005), "Intentional context in situated language learning". Proceedings of CoNLL.
11:15-12:45 Sports reporting
Speaker: Charles LaRosse
- Chen et al. (2010), "Training a multilingual sportscaster: Using perceptual context to learn language". Journal of AI Research.
- Snyder & Barzilay (2007), "Database-Text alignment via structured multilabel classification". Proceedings of IJCAI.
13:30-15:00 Windows GUI actions
Speaker: Prashanth Nagabhushanarao
- Branavan et al. (2009), "Reinforcement learning for mapping instructions to actions". Proceedings of ACL.
- Branavan et al. (2010), "Reading between the lines: Learning to map high-level instructions to commands". Proceedings of ACL.
15:15-16:45 Situated communication in virtual
Speaker: Andrew Gargett
- Koller et al. (2010), "The First GIVE Challenge". In Krahmer & Theune, "Empirical Methods in Natural Language Generation", Springer.
- Dionne et al. (2009), "GUIDE". System description, GIVE-1 Challenge.
- Garoufi & Koller (2010), "Automated planning for situated natural language generation". Proceedings of ACL.
- MacMahon & Kuipers (2006), "Walk the talk: Connecting language, knowledge, and action in route instructions". Proceedings of AAAI.
- Zukerman et al. (2009), "Towards the interpretation of utterance sequences in a dialogue system". Proceedings of SIGDial.
Meeting 3: Friday, June 25
10:15-11:45 Grounded language learning in humans
Speaker: Judith Köhne
- (literature will follow)
12:45-14:15 Grounded models of language evolution
Speaker: Fai Greeve
- Kirby (2002), "Learning, bottlenecks, and the evolution of recursive syntax". In T. Briscoe (ed.), "Linguistic Evolution through Language Acquisition: Formal and Computational Models", Cambridge University Press.
- Steels & Loetzsch (2008), "Perspective alignment in spatial language". In Coventry et al. (eds.), "Spatial Language and Dialogue". Oxford University Press.
14:30-16:00 Grounding in parsing and generation
Speaker: Alexander Koller
- Schuler (2001), "Computational properties of environment-based disambiguation". Proceedings of ACL.
- Gorniak & Roy (2005), "Probabilistic grounding of situated speech using plan recognition and reference resolution". Proceedings of ICMI.
- Reiter et al. (2005), "Choosing words in computer-generated weather forecasts". AI Journal.
- Kelleher & van Genabith (2004), "Visual salience and reference resolution in simulated 3-D environments". Artificial Intelligence Review.