Katherine (Kate) M. Forbes-Riley

Location: Norwich, VT
Personal: family photos


Email: forbesk@cs.pitt.edu

Curriculum Vitae: CV

Research: Bio


"Giant Steps", Enrico Riley, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Publications

(links to final draft versions provided)

Dissertation

Discourse Semantics of S-Modifying Adverbials, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 2003

Journal Papers

Benefits and Challenges of Real-Time Uncertainty Detection and Adaptation in a Spoken Dialogue Computer Tutor (with Diane Litman), Speech Communication, 53(9-10): 1115-1136, 2011

Designing and evaluating a wizarded uncertainty-adaptive spoken dialogue tutoring system (with Diane Litman), Computer Speech and Language, 25(1): 105-126, 2011

The Relative Impact of Student Affect on Performance Models in a Spoken Dialogue Tutoring System (with Mihai Rotaru and Diane Litman), User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction (Special Issue on Affective Modeling and Adaptation), 18(1-2): 11-43, February 2008

Correlations betweeen Dialogue Acts and Learning in Spoken Tutoring Dialogues (with Diane Litman), Natural Language Engineering, 12(2): 161-176, June 2006

Recognizing Student Emotions and Attitudes on the Basis of Utterances in Spoken Tutoring Dialogues with both Human and Computer Tutors (with Diane Litman), Speech Communication, 48(5): 559-590, May 2006

Spoken Versus Typed Human and Computer Dialogue Tutoring (with Diane Litman, Carolyn Penstein Rose, Kurt VanLehn, Dumisizwe Bhembe and Scott Silliman), International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 16: 145-170, 2006

Computing Discourse Semantics: The Predicate-Argument Semantics of Discourse Connectives in D-LTAG (with Bonnie Webber and Aravind Joshi), Journal of Semantics, 23(1), February, 2006

A Short Introduction to the Penn Discourse Treebank (with Bonnie Webber, Aravind Joshi, Eleni Miltsakaki, Rashmi Prasad, Nikhil Dinesh, and Alan Lee), Copenhagen Working Papers in Language and Speech Processing, In Press

D-LTAG System - Discourse Parsing with a Lexicalized Tree-Adjoining Grammar (with Eleni Miltsakaki, Rashmi Prasad, Anoop Sarkar, Aravind Joshi and Bonnie Webber), Journal of Language, Logic and Information, 12(3), 2003

Empirical Studies of Centering Shifts and Cue Phrases as Embedded Segment Boundary Markers (with Eleni Miltsakaki), In Elsi Kaiser (ed.), Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 7.2: Current work in linguistics, pp.39--57, 2002

Book Chapters

Annotating Disengagement for Spoken Dialogue Computer Tutoring (with Diane Litman and Heather Friedberg), In R. A. Calvo and S. K. D'Mello, editors, New Perspectives on Affect and Learning Technologies (Explorations in the Learning Sciences, Instructional Systems and Performance Technologies 3). Springer, 2011

Analyzing dependencies between student certainness states and tutor responses in a spoken dialogue corpus (with Diane Litman), In Wolfgang Minker and Laila Dybkjaer, editors, Recent Trends in Discourse and Dialogue. Springer, 2008

The predicate-argument structure of discourse connectives: A corpus-based study (with Cassandre Creswell, Eleni Miltsakaki, Rashmi Prasad, Aravind Joshi, and Bonnie Webber), In Antonio Branco, Tony McEnery, and Ruslan Mitkov, editors, Anaphora Prodessing: Linguistic, Cognitive and Computational Modeling. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2005

Conference Papers, Workshop Papers, and Invited Talks

Prosodic Cues to Disengagement and Uncertainty in Physics Tutorial Dialogues (with Diane Litman and Heather Friedberg). In Proceedings 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech), Portland, Oregon, September.

Adapting to Multiple Affective States in Spoken Dialogue (with Diane Litman). In Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), pages 217-226, Seoul, South Korea, July 2012.

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Evaluation of an Automatic User Disengagement Detector for an Uncertainty-Adaptive Spoken Dialogue System (with Diane Litman, Heather Friedberg, Joanna Drummond). In Proceedings of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL), pages 91-102, Montreal, Canada, June 2012.

Using Performance Trajectories to Analyze the Immediate Impact of User State Misclassification in an Adaptive Spoken Dialogue System (with Diane Litman). In Proceedings of the 12th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL)}, Portland, Oregon, June 2011.

When Does Disengagement Correlate with Learning in Spoken Dialog Computer Tutoring? (with Diane Litman). In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), Auckland, NZ, June 2011. (Best Paper Award Nominee)

Metacognition and Learning in Spoken Dialogue Computer Tutoring (with Diane Litman). In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), Pittsburgh, PA, June 2010.

A User Modeling-based Performance Analysis of a Wizarded Uncertainty-Adaptive Dialogue System Corpus (with Diane Litman). In Proceedings Interspeech, Brighton, UK, September 2009.

Spoken Tutorial Dialogue and the Feeling of Another's Knowing (with Diane Litman). In Proceedings 10th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), London, UK, September 2009.

Improving (Meta)cognitive Tutoring by Detecting and Responding to Uncertainty (with Diane Litman). In Working Notes of the Cognitive and Metacognitive Educational Systems AAAI Symposium, Arlington, VA, November 2009.

Adapting to Student Uncertainty Improves Computer Tutoring, (with Diane Litman). In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), Brighton, UK, July 2009.

Responding to Student Uncertainty during Computer Tutoring: A Preliminary Evaluation (with Diane Litman and Mihai Rotaru). In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), Montreal, Canada, June 2008.

Uncertainty Corpus: Resource to Study User Affect in Complex Spoken Dialogue Systems (with Diane Litman, Scott Silliman, and Amruta Purandare). In Proceedings of the 6th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), Marrakech, Morocco, May-June 2008.

Investigating Human Tutor Responses to Student Uncertainty for Adaptive System Development (with Diane Litman). In Proceedings Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), Lisbon, Portugal, September 2007

Exploring Affect-Context Dependencies for Adaptive System Development (with Mihai Rotaru, Diane Litman, and Joel Tetreault). In Proceedings of Human Language Technologies: The Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL-HLT 2007), Rochester, NY, April 2007

Comparing Linguistic Features for Modeling Learning in Computer Dialogue Tutoring (with Diane Litman, Amruta Purandare, Mihai Rotaru, and Joel Tetreault). In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), Los Angeles, CA, July 2007

Using System and User Performance Features to Improve Emotion Detection in Spoken Tutoring Dialogs (with Hua Ai, Diane J. Litman, Mihai Rotaru, Joel Tetreault, and Amruta Purandare). In Proceedings of Interspeech ICSLP, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2006

Position Paper. In Online Proceedings of the Young Researchers' Roundtable on Spoken Dialogue Systems (YRR Satellite Workshop of the Interspeech ICSLP Conference), Pittsburgh, PA, September 2006

Modelling User Satisfaction and Student Learning in a Spoken Dialogue Tutoring System with Generic, Tutoring, and User Affect Parameters (with Diane Litman). In Proceedings Human Language Technology Conference/North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics annual meeting (HLT-NAACL), New York City, June 2006

Comparing Synthesized versus Pre-recorded Tutor Speech in an Intelligent Tutoring Spoken Dialogue System (with Diane Litman, Scott Silliman, and Joel Tetreault). In Proceeding of the 19th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS), Melbourne Beach, FL, May 2006

Using Bigrams to Identify Relationships Between Student Certainness States and Tutor Responses in a Spoken Dialogue Corpus (with Diane Litman), In Proceedings of the 6th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGdial), Lisbon, Portugal, September 2005

Interactions between Speech Recognition Problems and User Emotions (with Mihai Rotaru and Diane Litman), In Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (INTERSPEECH/EUROSPEECH), Lisbon, Portugal, September 2005

Correlating Student Acoustic-Prosodic Profiles with Student Learning in Spoken Tutoring Dialogues (with Diane Litman), In Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (INTERSPEECH/EUROSPEECH), Lisbon, Portugal, September 2005

Speech Recognition Performance and Learning in Spoken Dialogue Tutoring (with Diane Litman), In Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (INTERSPEECH/EUROSPEECH), Lisbon, Portugal, September 2005

Dialogue-Learning Correlations in Spoken Dialogue Tutoring (with Diane Litman, Alison Huettner, and Art Ward), In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2005

Annotating and Predicting Student Emotional States in Spoken Tutoring Dialogues, Presentation at The Workshop at the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: A Tribute to Ellen Prince, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, April 16, 2005

Spoken Versus Typed Human and Computer Dialogue Tutoring (with Diane Litman, Carolyn Rose, Kurt VanLehn, Dumisizwe Bhembe, and Scott Silliman), In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), Maceio, Brazil, August 2004

Predicting Student Emotions in Computer-Human Tutoring Dialogues (with Diane Litman), In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Barcelona, Spain, July 2004

Computing Discourse Semantics in D-LTAG: An Overview, Invited Talk at Dartmouth College, April 6, 2004

Annotating Student Emotional States in Spoken Tutoring Dialogues (with Diane Litman), In Proceedings of the 5th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGdial), Boston, MA, April 2004

Predicting Emotion in Spoken Dialogue from Multiple Knowledge Sources (with Diane Litman), In Proceedings of the Human Language Technology conference / North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (HLT/NAACL), May 2004

Recognizing Emotions from Student Speech in Tutoring Dialogues (with Diane Litman), In Proceedings of the Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop (ASRU 2003), December, 2003

Towards Emotion Prediction in Spoken Tutoring Dialogues (with Diane Litman and Scott Silliman), In Proceedings of the Human Language Technology conference / North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (HLT/NAACL), June, 2003

A Comparison of Tutor and Student Behavior in Speech versus Text-Based Tutoring (with Carolyn Rosé, Diane Litman, Dumisizwe Bhembe, Scott Silliman, Ramesh Srivastava, and Kurt Van Lehn), In Proceedings of the HLT/NAACL Workshop: Building Educational Applications Using NLP, June 2003

Anaphoric Arguments of Discourse Connectives: Semantic Properties of Antecedents versus Non-Antecedents (with Cassandre Creswell, Eleni Miltsakaki, Aravind Joshi and Bonnie Webber), In Proceedings of the Computational Treatment of Anaphora Workshop, EACL, 2003

The Discourse Anaphoric Properties of Connectives (with Cassandre Creswell, Eleni Miltsakaki, Rashmi Prasad, Aravind Joshi, and Bonnie Webber), In Proceedings of the 4th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphora Resolution Colloquium (DAARC), 2002

A Semantic Account of Adverbials as Discourse Connectives (with Bonnie Webber), In Proceedings of the 3rd SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGdial), Philadelphia, PA, June 2002

The Discourse Anaphoric Properties of Connectives (slides) (with Cassandre Creswell, Eleni Miltsakaki, Rashmi Prasad, Aravind Joshi, and Bonnie Webber, presented at The Penn-Tuebingen Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2002

A Semantics for Adverbial Discourse Connectives (slides) , presented at The Penn-Tuebingen Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2002

D-LTAG System - Discourse Parsing with a Lexicalized Tree-Adjoining Grammar (with Eleni Miltsakaki, Rashmi Prasad, Anoop Sarkar, Aravind Joshi and Bonnie Webber), In Proceedings of the ESSLI Workshop on Information Structure, Discourse Structure, and Discourse Semantics, 2001.

Semantic Redundancy in RST Relations, presented at Discourse Seminar, University of Pennsylvania, 2000

Rough Shifts as Indicators of Discourse Segment Boundaries, presented at Discourse Seminar, University of Pennsylvania, 1999

Composing Linguistic Actions: Abstracting Goals from Dialogues, presented at Discourse Seminar, University of Pennsylvania, 1998