Publications

2020

Amanda Cercas Curry, Judy Robertson and Verena Rieser, 2020. "Conversational Assistants and Gender Stereotypes: Public Perceptions and Desiderata for Voice Personas". In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Gender Bias in Natural Language Processing at COLING 2020, pp. 72-78. PDF

Amanda Cercas Curry and Verena Rieser. 2020. "Inclusive Conversational AI: The Case of Female Voice Assistants". Blogpost on Medium

2019

Amanda Cercas Curry and Verena Rieser, 2019. “A Crowd-based Evaluation of Abuse Response Strategies in Conversational Agents”. In Proceedings of the 20th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue. Stockholm, Sweden. PDF

2018

Amanda Cercas Curry, Ioannis Papaioannou, Alessandro Suglia, Shubham Agarwal, Igor Shalyminov, Xinnuo Xu, Ondrej Dusek, Arash Eshghi, Ioannis Konstas, Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon. 2018. "Alana v2: Entertaining and Informative Open-Domain Social Dialogue using Ontologies and Entity Linking". In Proceedings of the Amazon Alexa Prize 2018. Las Vegas, NV, USA.PDF

Amanda Cercas Curry and Verena Rieser. 2018. "#MeToo: How Conversational Agents Respond to Sexual Harassment”. In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Ethics in NLP, NAACL 2018. New Orleans, LA, USA. PDF

2017

Ioannis Papaioannou, Amanda Cercas Curry, Jose L. Part, Igor Shalyminov, Xinnuo Xu, Yanchao Yu, Ondrej Dusek, Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon, 2017. "An Ensemble Model with Ranking for Social Dialogue". In Proceedings of Workshop on Conversational AI at NIPS. Long Beach, CA, USA.PDF

Amanda Cercas Curry, Helen Hastie, and Verena Rieser. 2017. "A Review of Evaluation Techniques for Social Dialogue Systems". In Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGCHI International Workshop on Investigating Social Interactions with Artificial Agents.PDF

Jekaterina Novikova, Ondřej Dušek, Amanda Cercas Curry and Verena Rieser. "Why we need new evaluation metrics for NLG”. In Proceedings EMNLP 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark.PDF

Ioannis Papaioannou, Amanda Cercas Curry, Jose L. Part, Igor Shalyminov, Xinnuo Xu, Yanchao Yu, Ondrej Dušek, Verena Rieser, and Oliver Lemon. 2017. "Alana: Social dialogue using an ensemble model and a ranker trained on user feedback." In Proceedings of the Amazon Alexa Prize 2017. Las Vegas, NV, USA. PDF

2016

Amanda Cercas Curry, and Verena Rieser. 2016. “A Subjective Evaluation of Chatbot Engines”. In Proceedings WOCHAT. PDF

2015

Amanda Cercas Curry, Dimitra Gkatzia, and Verena Rieser. 2015. "Generating and evaluating landmarkbased navigation instructions in virtual environments." In Proceedings of the 15th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG), pp. 90-94.PDF

Dimitra Gkatzia, Amanda Cercas Curry, Verena Rieser, and Oliver Lemon. 2015. "A Game-based Setup for Data Collection and Task-based Evaluation of Uncertain Information Presentation." In Proceedings of the 15th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG), pp. 112-113. PDF