SpeechTEK 2017 Speaker List

Jeff Adams Mary Alsayegh David Attwater Larry Baldwin Deepak Batheja Samrat Baul Homayoon Beigi David Bliss Jonathan Bloom Allyson Boudousquie Bernard Brafman Daniel C Burnett Jenny Burr Yishay Carmiel Raul Castanon-Martinez David Claiborn Jordan Cohen Reid Coleman Deborah Dahl Erik Delorey Advait Deshpande Cuong Do Eric Dolman Mike Dwyer Aaron Fisher Kristie Flenord Keri Fraser … Continue reading SpeechTEK 2017 Speaker List

STKU-3: Natural Language Understanding for Chatbots: Issues & Solutions

SpeechTEK University – Sunday 23 April 13:30 – 16:30 In order to provide a flexible and intelligent service to users, chatbots must be able to understand natural language text and to engage in conversational interaction. The first part of this tutorial introduces a range of natural language understanding (NLU) technologies and highlights those that are particularly … Continue reading STKU-3: Natural Language Understanding for Chatbots: Issues & Solutions

A201: What Is So New About Chatbots?

Track A: BOTS – Tuesday 25 April 10:45 – 11:30 Chatbots have been hailed as an important new human/machine interface that will replace apps and traditional IVR systems. What is new about today’s chatbots? How are they different from previous chatbots such as 50-year-old Eliza, from VoiceXML dialogue systems, and from embodied conversational agents? Is there … Continue reading A201: What Is So New About Chatbots?

McTear, Michael

Michael McTearProfessorUlster University Michael McTear is an Emeritus Professor at Ulster University with a special research interest in spoken language technologies. He has been researching in the field of spoken dialogue systems for more than 15 years and is the author of the widely used textbook Spoken Dialogue Technology: Toward The Conversational User Interface (Springer … Continue reading McTear, Michael