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The overarching theme of my research is computational models of dialogue and information flow. Within this theme, I focus on the following areas: Paul
 

Selected Publications

Towards a Computational Account of Inferentialist Meaning. AISB50, 2014.

Predicting the understandability of OWL inferences. ESWC, 2013.

A detailed account of the First Question Generation Shared Task Evaluation challenge. Dialogue & Discourse, 2012.

Dialogue Structure and Logical Expressivism. Synthese, 2011.

Data-oriented Monologue-to-Dialogue Generation. ACL, 2011.

Generating Expository Dialogue from Monologue: Motivation, Corpus and Preliminary Rules. NAACL HLT, 2010.

Salience in the Generation of Multimodal Referring Acts. ICMI, 2009.

Fully Generated Scripted Dialogue for Embodied Agents. Artificial Intelligence Journal, 2008.

'Proximal' and 'Distal' in language and cognition: evidence from deictic demonstratives in Dutch. Journal of Pragmatics, 2007.

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Projects
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Projects

  • Principal Investigator on the eSTEeM ArguEd (Argumentation Education) project (2011 - 2013).
  • Co-investigator on the eSTEeM iChart project (2011 - 2013).
  • Principal Investigator at the OU on the NESTA DataMIX project (Lead partner/coordinator: Hua Dong at Brunel) which explores more inclusive means of communicating data (2008 - 2012).
  • Principal Investigator on the EPSRC CODA project - Coherent Dialogue Automatically generated from text (2009 - 2011).
  • Participant of the informal MREDI project (Multimodal Referring Expressions in Dialogue) with Neuchatel, Trinity College Dublin and University of Malta (2008 - present).
  • Participant of the EPSRC MATREX project on Natural Language Processing in Requirements Engineering (2008 - 2011).

Past projects (as Research Fellow)

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Students

Postgraduate Study themes

Current PhD/MPhil Students

  • Thibault Griez, Argument maps as supporting data structures for feedback text generation,
  • Richard Doust, Suspense in Narrative.

Past PhD Students

Current MSc Students

  • Raymond McCrae,
  • Charles Bennett,
  • Chris Anders.

Past MSc Students

  • Keith Godwin,
  • John White,
  • Noel Cosgrave,
  • Rekha Taheem,
  • Rob Fleming,
  • Neil Hastings,
  • Brendan Wyse,
  • Dugald Foreman,
  • Linas Jakucionis,
  • Malin Bergenstrahle.

PhD Thesis Examiner

  • Ruud Koolen (Tilburg, 2013)
  • Carsten Brockmann (Edinburgh, 2009)
  • Robert Logie (Open University, 2009)
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Activities

  • Invited Speaker
    • MOG 2010, the Third Workshop on Multimodal Output Generation, Trinity College Dublin, July 5-6. 2010.
    • CID III, 2008 Constraints in Discourse workshop, University of Potsdam, Germany, July 30 - August 1, 2008.
    • DECALOG 2007, the 11th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, University of Trento, Italy.
  • Editor of section on Inferentialist Accounts of Meaning and Content of philpapers
  • Information officer/Webmaster 2003-2009 of the ACL SIG on Computational Semantics (SIGSEM);
  • Guest Editor
  • Chair/Organizer/Steering Committee
  • Programme Committees/Reviewing since 2008:
    • [Reviewing 2001 - 2007]
    • IJCNLP 2008, The Third International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, January 7-12, 2008, Hyderabad, India.
    • Special Track on Virtual Agents at the 2008 edition of the Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS08) conference. May 12 - 16, 2008, Estoril, Portugal.
    • Fifth International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2008), June 12-14, 2008, Salf Fork, Ohio.
    • 46th annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-08), June 15-20, 2008, Columbus, Ohio.
    • Third International Workshop on Ontology content and evaluation in Enterprise (OntoContent'08), Monterrey, Mexico, Nov 10 - 12, 2008.
    • The 8th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA'08) in Tokyo, September 1-3, 2008.
    • LONDIAL, the SEMDIAL (Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue) 2008 meeting to be held June 2-4, London.
    • The 8th Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument (CMNA08), co-located with ECAI, Patras, Greece.
    • The 9th SIGDIAL workshop on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL-08) to be held as an ACL workshop, June 19-20 2008, Columbus, Ohio.
    • SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Asia 2008, Singapore, 10 - 13 December 2008.
    • 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL'09), March 30 - April 3, 2009, Athens, Greece.
    • 12th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG2009), March 30 - 21, 2009, Athens, Greece.
    • Eighth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS-09), May 10 - 15, Budapest, Hungary.
    • 13th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (DiaHolmia 2009), June 24 - 26, 2009, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.
    • 9th Intelligent Virtual Agents conference IVA09, to be held in Amsterdam, 14-16 September 2009.
    • SIGDIAL 2009: the 10th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue. The Conference will be co-located with Interspeech 2009 as a satellite event at Queen Mary University of London on September 11-12, 2009.
    • Human-Computer Interaction in Natural Language Environments track at KES-IIMSS-2009, Mogliano Veneto (Treviso), ITALY, July 16-17.
    • 2nd Workshop on Question Generation, Brighton, UK, 6-7 July 2009.
    • 9th Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument (CMNA IX), Pasadena (California, US), 7 January 2007 (to be held as part of the IJCAI 2009 workshop programme).
    • The Ninth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS2010), Toronto, Canada, May 10-14, 2010.
    • 6th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2010), Trim Castle Hotel in Trim, Ireland, July 7-9, 2010.
    • 3rd Workshop on Multimodal Output Generation (MOG 2010), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, July 5-6, 2010.
    • Student Research Workshop at ACL 2010, Uppsala, Sweden, July 11-16, 2010.
    • The 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics ACL 2010, Uppsala, Sweden, July 11-16, 2010.
    • ESSLLI 2010 Workshop on Theories of information dynamics and interaction and their application to dialogue..
    • SemDial 2010 workshop, Poznan, Poland, June 16-18 2010.
    • 10th Intelligent Virtual Agents conference IVA 2010, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 20-22 September 2010.
    • 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), August 23-27, Beijing, China.
    • The 11th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2010), September 24-25, 2010, University of Tokyo, Japan.
    • The ECAI 2010 workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument (CMNA X), 16 August 2010, Lisbon, Portugal
    • The 9th International Conference for Computational Semantics (IWCS 2011), Oxford, UK, 12-14 January, 2011.
    • AI and Health Communication, March 21-23, 2011 at Stanford University, California, AAAI 2011 Spring Symposium Series
    • FLAIRS 2010 Special Track on Applied Natural Language Processing, Held in conjunction with the 24th International FLAIRS Conference, Palm Beach, Florida, USA, May 18-20, 2011.
    • The Tenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS2011) Virtual Agents Track. (Senior PC Member)
    • The 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (ACL HLT 2011), Portland, Oregon, USA, June 19-24, 2011.
    • 13th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG 2011), 28-20 September 2011, Nancy.
    • 11th Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument (CMNA), co-located with AAAI-11, San Francisco, USA, August 2011.
    • The 12th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2011), co-located with ACL-HLT 2011 and The Young Researchers' Roundtable on Spoken Dialogue Systems, June 17-18, Portland Oregon
    • The 22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2011), Barcelona, Spain, July 16-22, 2011.
    • 11th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA2011), Reykjavik, 15-17 September, 2011.
    • Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the gap between computational, empirical and theoretical approaches to reference (PRE-CogSci 2011), 20 July 2011, Boston, Massachusetts.
    • AAAI Symposium on Question Generation (QG2011), November 4-6, 2011, Arlington, VA.
    • Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP), 12-14 September, Hissar, Bulgaria.
    • Eleventh International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2012), 4-8 June 2011, Valencia, Spain.
    • 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for computational Linguistics (EACL 2012), Avignon France, April 23 - 27, 2012.
    • North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT) 2012 conference, Montreal, June 3-8, 2012.
    • 7th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2012), Starved Rock State Park, Utica IL, USA, May 30 - June 1 2012.
    • *SEM: First Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics, Collocated with NAACL-HLT 2012, June 7-8, Montreal, Canada.
    • CMNA 2012: 12th edition of the Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument. Co-located with ECAI 2012, Montpellier, August 26 or 27.
    • The 10th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2013), Potsdam, Germany on March 19-22, 2013.
    • The 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), May 6-10, 2013, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.
    • The 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2013).
    • The 14th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG), An ACL 2013 Workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 8-9, 2013.
    • The 13th workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument (CMNA), a joint event of the 14th International Conference on AI and Law (ICAIL 2013) and of the 21st Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2013). Rome, 10-14 June. CMNA will be on Friday June 14th.
    • Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the gap between cognitive and computational approaches to reference (PRE-CogSci 2013), 31 July 2013, Berlin, Germany.
    • The 9th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 26-31 May, Reykjavik, Iceland.
    • 8th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2014), Philadelphia, PA, USA, 19 June - 21 June (co-located with SigDial'14).
    • The 15th SIGDIAL Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2014), Baltimore, MD, USA, on June 18-20, 2014.
    • The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2014), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, on June 22 - 27, 2014.
    • The 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014), Dublin, Ireland, August 23-29, 2014.
    • RefNet Workshop on Psychological and Computational Models of Reference Comprehension and Production, Sunday 31 Aug 2014, Department of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
    • IWCS 2015: The 11th International Conference on Computational Semantics. Queen Mary University of London, UK, on 14-17 April 2015.
    • CMNA 2014, 14th workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument joint with the 1st International Workshop on Methodologies for Research on Legal Argumentation in association with JURIX 2014, 10th December 2014 - Krakow - Poland.
    • The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 7th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2015), Held at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing, China, July 26-31, 2015.
    Reviewing for journals:
    • Argument and Computation Journal, Artificial Intelligence Journal, Artificial Intelligence Review, Computers and Education, Computational Linguistics, Dialogue and Discourse, Discourse Processes, Erkenntnis, Expert Systems, International Journal of AI Tools, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, Journal of Logic, Language and Information (JoLLI), Journal of Pragmatics, Knowledge and Intelligent Systems (KAIS), Linguistics and Philosophy, Natural Language Engineering, Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, Research on Language and Computation, Synthese, Topics in Cognitive Science (topiCS).
    Reviewing for Funding Agencies:
    • I have been a reviewer for the AHRC, EPSRC, ESRC, ESF, NWO and NSF.
  • Other:
    • In 2008, I was selected by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) for participation in their Crucible 2008 labs for early-career researchers.
    • In 2006, I received funding, under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Open University and National Institute of Informatics (NII, Tokyo), for three months of research leave at the NII in the lab of Dr. Helmut Prendinger.
    • In 2006, I was selected for a 'Special Parliamentary Reception and Competition' in the House of Commons for 'Britain's Top Younger Scientists, Engineers and Technologists'.
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Tutorials
ESSLLI 2007 tutorial on Introducing Dialogue Games (with Rodger Kibble), Trinity College Dublin, August 13-17, 2007. [course material]

Introducing Dialogue Games. Three day mini-course at the Computing Institute of the University of Campinas funded by FAPESP and UNICAMP (1 - 3 August 2007).

Natural Language Generation for Embodied Agents. At the 7th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS) (July 2005, Utrecht) with Emiel Krahmer. [course material]  

Varieties of Anaphora. Taught at the 12th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) (August 2000, Birmingham) with Emiel Krahmer. [course material]

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Teaching
 

M269 I'm chairing the production team of M269 (Algorithms, Data Structures and Computability), which will go live in October 2013. The module use Python for the programming activities.

TU100: My Digital Life: I wrote two units for this module, one entitled Information Overload and another entitled Digital Freedom: the good, the bad and the internet. The latter is about speech and action on the internet and the ethical questions this raises. It focuses on analysing and constructing arguments on this topic with the help of a technique known as argument mapping.

Currently, I'm on the presentation team focussing on the use and improvement of interactive computer-marked assessment in this module.

M801: Research project and dissertation which is part of the postgraduate programme in computing at the Open University. I am both a specialist advisor (2005 - present) and, since 2008, tutor (Associate Lecturer) on this course.

M150: Data, Computing and Information. The major theme of this course is the transformation of data into information using computers. Topics that are covered include what software is and how to program a modern computer, legal, political and ethical issues surrounding the use of computers such as the digital divide and surveillance, privacy and security. I am member of course team at the Open University (2005 - 2011).

TILT: Topics in Language Technology. Module for Computer Science Students at the University of Brighton. 2000 - 2004. Co-taught with several ITRI colleagues.

Pragmatics of Communication. Module for Communication Studies students at the University of Brighton. 2002 - 2004. I was the module leader. Other lecturers on this module are: David Horner, Irmi Karl and Kees van Deemter.


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Education
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Memberships

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Publications
Selected
Journal Papers

Piwek, P. (2011) Dialogue Structure and Logical Expressivism. Synthese 183: 33-58, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-011-0015-5

van Deemter, K., B. Krenn , P. Piwek , M. Klesen , M. Schroeder , and S. Baumann (2008). Fully Generated Scripted Dialogue for Embodied Agents. Artificial Intelligence Journal, 172(10):1219-1244. [doi][.pdf]

Piwek, P., R.J. Beun and A. Cremers (2008). 'Proximal' and 'Distal' in language and cognition: evidence from deictic demonstratives in Dutch. Journal of Pragmatics, 40(4): 694-718. [DOI:10.1016/j.pragma.2007.05.001][final draft .pdf]

Piwek, P. (2008). Book review of 'Incremental Conceptualization for Language Production' by Markus Guhe, Computational Linguistics, 34(1), 129-132.

Evans, R., P. Piwek, L. Cahill and N. Tipper (2008). Natural Language Processing in CLIME, a Multilingual Legal Advisory System. Journal of Natural Language Engineering, 14(1):101-132. [doi]

Prendinger, H., P. Piwek and M. Ishizuka (2007). A novel method for automatically generating multimodal dialogue from text. International Journal of Semantic Computing, 1(3):319-334.

Piwek, P. (2007). Meaning and Dialogue Coherence: a Proof-theoretic Investigation. Journal of Logic, Language and Information, 16(4):403-421. [final draft .pdf]

Piwek, P. and K. van Deemter (2007). Generating under Global Constraints: the Case of Scripted Dialogue. Journal of Research on Language and Computation, 5(2):237-263. [final draft .pdf]

Piwek, P. (2006). Perspectives on Dialogue: Introduction to this Special Issue. In: R. Kibble & P. Piwek, Special Issue of Research on Language and Computation on "Perspectives on Dialogue". 4(2/3), pages 143-152. [final draft .pdf]

Piwek, P. (2000). Imperatives, Commitment and Action: Towards a Constraint-based Model. In: LDV Forum: GLDV-Journal for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology, Special Issue on Communicating Agents, 17(1,2), 2000, ISSN 0175-1336 [.ps]

Publications
Selected
Book Chapters
and Conference Papers

Piwek, P. and S. Stoyanchev (2011). Data-oriented Monologue-to-Dialogue Generation. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics:shortpapers, pages 242-247, Portland, Oregon, June 19-24, 2011. [oro]

Piwek, P. and S. Stoyanchev (2010). Generating Expository Dialogue from Monologue: Motivation, Corpus and Preliminary Rules. To appear in: Procs of the 11th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL HLT) 2010, Los Angeles. [.pdf]

Rus, V., B. Wyse, P. Piwek, M. Lintean, S. Stoyanchev and C. Moldovan (2010). The First Question Generation Shared Task Evaluation Challenge. In: 6th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2010), 7-8 July 2010 , Dublin, Ireland. [.pdf]

Piwek, P. (2009). Salience in the Generation of Multimodal Referring Acts. In: D. Gatica-Perez, M. Johnston and R. Stiefelhagen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI-MLMI), ACM Press, pp. 207-210, November 2-6, Cambridge, MA, USA. [doi][.pdf]

Piwek, P., H. Hernault, H. Prendinger, M. Ishizuka (2007). T2D: Generating Dialogues between Virtual Agents Automatically from Text. In: Intelligent Virtual Agents: Proceedings of IVA07, LNAI 4722, September 17-19, 2007, Paris, France, (Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg) pp.161-174, [final draft .pdf]

Roman, N., Piwek, P., Carvalho, A. (2006). Politeness and Bias in Dialogue Summarization: Two Exploratory Studies. In: J. Shanahan, Y. Qu, J. Wiebe (Eds.), Computing Attitude and Affect in Text: Theory and Applications, The Information Retrieval Series, Vol. 20, Dordrecht: Springer. pp.171-185. [draft .pdf]

Piwek, P., Power, R., Scott, D., van Deemter, K. (2005). Generating Multimedia Presentations: from plain text to screenplay.  O. Stock and and M. Zancanara (Eds.), Intelligent Multimodal Information Presentation. Text, Speech and Language Processing, Volume 27. Dordrecht: Springer. [draft/preprint .pdf]

Piwek, P. (2003). A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents. In: Proceedings of EACL03 (Research Notes), Budapest. [.pdf]

Evans, R., P. Piwek and L. Cahill (2002). What is NLG? Proceedings of International Natural Language Generation Conference INLG02, New York, USA, 1-3 July 2002. [.pdf]

Piwek, P. (2000). A Formal Semantics for Editing and Generating Plurals. In: Proceedings of COLING 2000, Saarbruecken, Germany, July 31- August 4 2000. [.pdf]

Piwek, P. & E. Krahmer (2000). Presuppositions in Context: Constructing Bridges, In: Bonzon P., M. Cavalcanti & R. Nossum (eds), Formal Aspects of Context, APPLIED LOGIC SERIES Volume 20, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [.pdf]

Krahmer, E. & P. Piwek (1999). Presupposition Projection as Proof Construction  In: H. Bunt & R. Muskens (eds.), Computing Meanings: Current issues in Computational Semantics, Studies in Linguistics & Philosophy Series, Kluwer Academic Publisher, Dordrecht. [.pdf]

Piwek, P. (1997). Accent Interpretation, Anaphora Resolution and Implicature Derivation. In: Dekker, P., M. Stokhof &Y. Venema (eds), The proceedings of the 11th Amsterdam Colloquium, University of Amsterdam, ILLC/Department of Philosophy, 55-60. [.pdf]

Publications
Chronological
2014

Piwek, P. (2014). Towards a Computational Account of Inferentialist Meaning. Proceedings of the AISB50 Convention, Goldsmith's College London, April 3, 2014.

2013

Trevisan Roman, Norton; Piwek, Paul; M. B. Rizzoni Carvalho, Ariadne and Rossi Alvares, Alexandre (2013). Introducing a corpus of human-authored dialogue summaries in Portuguese. In: International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2013), 7-13 September 2013, Hissar, Bulgaria.

Nguyen, Tu Anh T.; Power, Richard; Piwek, Paul and Williams, Sandra (2013). Predicting the understandability of OWL inferences. In: Extended Semantic Web Conference 2013 (ESWC 2013) - Research Track, 26th May to 30th May, 2013, Montpellier, France.

Piwek, Paul (2013). Supporting computing and technology distance learning students with developing argumentation skills. In: IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2013), 12-15 March 2013, Berlin, pp. 258-267. [pre-final draft .pdf]

2012

Nguyen, Tu; Power, Richard; Piwek, Paul and Williams, Sandra (2012). Measuring the understandability of deduction rules for OWL. In: Proc. First International Workshop on Debugging Ontologies and Ontology Mappings, 8th October 2012, Galway, Ireland.

Kuyten, Pascal; Bickmore, Timothy; Stoyanchev, Svetlana; Piwek, Paul; Prendinger, Helmut and Ishizuka, Mitsuru (2012). Fully automated generation of question-answer pairs for scripted virtual instruction. In: 12th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, 12 - 14 September 2012, Santa Cruz, CA, USA.

Nguyen, T.A., R. Power, P. Piwek, and S. Williams (2012). Planning accessible explanations for entailments in OWL ontologies. In: 7th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2012), 30 May-1 June 2012, Utica, IL, USA.

Rus, Vasile; Wyse, Brendan; Piwek, Paul; Lintean, Mihai; Stoyanchev, Svetlana and Moldovan, Cristian (2012). A detailed account of the First Question Generation Shared Task Evaluation challenge. Dialogue & Discourse, 3(2), pp. 177-204.

Piwek, Paul and Boyer, Kristy Elizabeth (2012). Varieties of Question Generation: introduction to this special issue. Dialogue & Discourse, 3(2), pp. 1-9.

Piwek, Paul and Boyer, Kristy Elizabeth eds. (2012). Special Issue on Question Generation. Dialogue & Discourse, 3 (2). Dialogue and Discourse (D&D) .

2011

Piwek, P. (2011) Dialogue Structure and Logical Expressivism. Synthese 183: 33-58, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-011-0015-5

Piwek, P. (2011). Three Principles of Information Flow: Conversation as a Dialogue Game. In: Ramage, M. and Chapman, D. (eds), Perspectives on Information, pages 106-120, Routledge Studies in Library and Information Science, Routledge.

Piwek, P. and S. Stoyanchev (2011). Data-oriented Monologue-to-Dialogue Generation. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics:shortpapers, pages 242-247, Portland, Oregon, June 19-24, 2011. [oro]

Brian Pluss, Paul Piwek and Richard Power (2011). Modelling Non-Cooperative Dialogue: the Role of Conversational Games and Discourse Obligations. Proceedings of SemDial 2011, the 15th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, Los Angeles, California, 21-23 September 2011, pp. 212-213.

Stoyanchev, S. and Piwek, P. (2011). The CODA system for monologue-to-dialogue generation. In: Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2011 Conference, Portland, Oregon, Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 335-337, June, 2011.

Stoyanchev, S. and Piwek, P. (2011). Comparing Modes of Information Presentation: Text versus ECA and Single versus Two ECAs. In: Procs. of 11th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA2011), pp. 377-383, 15-17 September 2011, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2010

Beun, R.J. and Piwek, P. (2010).'Proximal' and 'distal' demonstratives in Dutch spoken dialogues: a cognitive approach, Societas Linguistica Europaea, 43rd Annual Meeting, 2-5 September 2010, Book of Abstracts A-K, p.16, Vilnius, Litouwen.

Piwek, P. and S. Stoyanchev (2010). Generating Expository Dialogue from Monologue: Motivation, Corpus and Preliminary Rules. To appear in: Procs of the 11th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL HLT) 2010, Los Angeles. [.pdf]

Boyer, K.E. and P. Piwek (2010). Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Question Generation. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA., June 18, 2010. [.pdf]

Rus, V., B. Wyse, P. Piwek, M. Lintean, S. Stoyanchev and C. Moldovan (2010). The First Question Generation Shared Task Evaluation Challenge. In: 6th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2010), 7-8 July 2010 , Dublin, Ireland. [.pdf]

Stoyanchev, S. and P. Piwek (2010). Constructing the CODA Corpus: A Parallel Corpus of Monologues and Expository Dialogues. To appear in: Procs of the seventh international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC) 2010, Malta, 2010. [.pdf]

Stoyanchev, S. and P. Piwek (2010). Harvesting re-usable high-level rules for expository dialogue generation. In: 6th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG 2010), 7-8 July 2010 , Dublin, Ireland. [.pdf]

Piwek, P. and S. Stoyanchev (2010). Question Generation in the CODA project. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Question Generation. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA., pp. 29-34, June 18, 2010.

2009

Piwek, P. (2009). Salience and Pointing in Multimodal Reference. In: K. van Deemter, A. Gatt, R. van Gompel and E. Krahmer (Eds.), Proceedings of Production of Referring Expressions: bridging the gap between computational and empirical approaches to generating reference - (PRE-CogSci 2009), 29 July, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [.pdf]

Piwek, P. (2009). Salience in the Generation of Multimodal Referring Acts. In: D. Gatica-Perez, M. Johnston and R. Stiefelhagen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI-MLMI), ACM Press, pp. 207-210, November 2-6, Cambridge, MA, USA. [doi][.pdf]

Ma, L., P. Piwek, A. De Roeck, B. Nuseibeh and A. Willis (2009). On Presuppositions in Requirements. In: Second International Workshop on Managing Requirements Knowledge (MaRK'09), September 1, 2009, Atlanta, USA.

Gacitua, R., L. Ma, B. Nuseibeh, P. Piwek, A. de Roeck, M. Rouncefield, P. Sawyer, A. Willis and H. Yang. (2009). Making Tacit Requirements Explicit. In: Second International Workshop on Managing Requirements Knowledge (MaRK'09), September 1, 2009, Atlanta, USA.

Wyse, B. and P. Piwek (2009). Generating Questions from OpenLearn Study Units. In: V. Rus and J. Lester (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Question Generation, AIED 2009 Workshop Proceedings, pp. 66-73. [.pdf]

Moyo, S. and P. Piwek (2008). Effective Tutoring with Affective Embodied Conversational Agents. In: V. Dimitrova, R. Mizoguchi, B. du Boulay and A. Graesser (eds.), Artificial Intelligence in Education: Building Learning Systems from Knowledge Representation to Affective Modelling, pp. 767-768, IOS Press, Amsterdam.

2008

Piwek, P., H. Prendinger, H. Hernault, and M. Ishizuka (2008). Generating Questions: An Inclusive Characterization and a Dialogue-based Application. In: V. Rus and A. Graesser (eds.), online Proceedings of Workshop on the Question Generation Shared Task and Evaluation Challenge, September 25-26, 2008, NSF, Arlington, VA. [.pdf]

Piwek, P. (2008). Presenting Arguments as Fictive Dialogue. In: Grasso, F., N. Green, R. Kibble and C. Reed (Eds), Proceedings of 8th Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument (CMNA08; in conjunction with ECAI 2008), Patras, Greece, July 2008. ISBN 978-960-6843-12-9 [.pdf]

Hernault, H., P. Piwek, H. Prendinger and M. Ishizuka (2008). Generating Dialogues for Virtual Agents Using Nested Textual Coherence Relations. In: Proceedings of IVA08: 8th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Tokyo, Japan. [.pdf]

van Deemter, K., B. Krenn , P. Piwek , M. Klesen , M. Schroeder , and S. Baumann (2008). Fully Generated Scripted Dialogue for Embodied Agents. Artificial Intelligence Journal, 172(10):1219-1244. [doi][.pdf]

Piwek, P., R.J. Beun and A. Cremers (2008). 'Proximal' and 'Distal' in language and cognition: evidence from deictic demonstratives in Dutch. Journal of Pragmatics, 40(4): 694-718. [DOI:10.1016/j.pragma.2007.05.001][final draft .pdf]

Piwek, P., I van der Sluis, A. Gatt and A. Bangerter (2008). Multimodal Reference in Dialogue: Towards a Balanced Corpus. In: Proceedings of LONDIAL 2008: the 12th workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, King's College and Queen Mary, London, June 2008, 165-166. [.pdf]

van der Sluis, I., P. Piwek, A. Gatt and A. Bangerter (2008). Towards a Balanced Corpus of Multimodal Referring Expressions in Dialogue. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Multimodal Output Generation (MOG 2008) at AISB 2008 Convention, April 3 - 4, 2008, Aberdeen, Scotland. [.pdf]

Williams, S., R. Power and P. Piwek (to appear). Simulating emotional reactions in medical dramas. In: Symposium on Affective Language in Human and Machine at AISB 2008, April, 2008, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Piwek, P. (2008). Book review of 'Incremental Conceptualization for Language Production' by Markus Guhe, Computational Linguistics, 34(1), 129-132.

Evans, R., P. Piwek, L. Cahill and N. Tipper (2008). Natural Language Processing in CLIME, a Multilingual Legal Advisory System. Journal of Natural Language Engineering, 14(1):101-132. [doi]

2007

Kuehnlein, P. and P. Piwek (2007). Dialogue Modelling and Generation. In: P. Kuehnlein and P. Piwek (Eds.), Special issue of Discourse Processes, 44(3):141-144. [http://www.leaonline.com/toc/dp/44/3]

Prendinger, H., P. Piwek and M. Ishizuka (2007). A novel method for automatically generating multimodal dialogue from text. International Journal of Semantic Computing, 1(3):319-334. [invited paper based on IEEE ICSC 2007 conference paper]

Prendinger, H., P. Piwek and M. Ishizuka (2007). Automatic Generation of Multi-Modal Dialogue from Text Based on Discourse Structure Analysis. In: Proceedings of 1st IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (IEEE ICSC 2007), September 17-19, 2007, Irvine, CA, USA (The IEEE Computer Society 2007.9), pp. 27-34.

Piwek, P., H. Hernault, H. Prendinger, M. Ishizuka (2007). T2D: Generating Dialogues between Virtual Agents Automatically from Text. In: Intelligent Virtual Agents: Proceedings of IVA07, LNAI 4722, September 17-19, 2007, Paris, France, (Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg) pp.161-174, [final draft .pdf]

Piwek, P. (2007). Meaning and Dialogue Coherence: a Proof-theoretic Investigation. Journal of Logic, Language and Information, 16(4):403-421. [final draft .pdf]

Piwek, P. and K. van Deemter (2007). Generating under Global Constraints: the Case of Scripted Dialogue. Journal of Research on Language and Computation, 5(2):237-263. [final draft .pdf]

Piwek, P., D. Hardcastle and R. Power (2007). Dialogue Games for Crosslingual Communication, In: L. Vieu and R. Artstein (eds.), Proceedings of DECALOG, The 2007 Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, University of Trento, Italy, pp. 117-124. [.pdf]

Williams, S., P. Piwek and R. Power (2007). Generating Monologue and Dialogue to Present Personalised Medical Information to Patients. In: Proceedings of 11th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG) 2007, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, pp. 167-170.

Piwek, P. (2007). Modality Choice for Generation of Referring Acts: Pointing versus Describing. In: Proceedings of Workshop on Multimodal Output Generation (MOG 2007). Aberdeen, Scotland, January 25 and 26, 2007. pp.129-139. [.pdf]

2006

Evans, R., P. Piwek, L. Cahill and N. Tipper (2006). Natural Language Processing in CLIME, a Multilingual Legal Advisory System. Journal of Natural Language Engineering, Electronically published by CUP June 2006 [DOI: 10.1017/S135132490600427X]

Piwek, P., R. Power and S. Williams (2006). Generating scripts for personalised medical dialogues for patients. Technical Report 2006/06. Computing Department, The Open University. [.pdf]

Piwek, P. (2006). Meaning and Dialogue Coherence: A Proof-theoretic Investigation. In: Proceedings of the ESSLLI Workshop on Coherence in Generation and Dialogue, Malaga, Spain, pp. 57-64. [subsequent journal paper: final draft .pdf]

Piwek, P. (2006). The ALLIGATOR Theorem Prover for Dependent Type Systems: Description and Proof Sample. In: Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS-5), April 2006, Buxton, UK. (6 pages). [.pdf][Alligator Homepage]

Piwek, P. and R. Power (2006). CROCODIAL: Crosslingual Computer-mediated Dialogue. To appear in: Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Computer Supported Activity Coordination (CSAC 2006), May 23-24 2006, Paphos, Cyprus [Published by INSTICC]. (10 pages). [.pdf]

Piwek, P. and K. van Deemter (2006). Constraint-based Natural Language Generation: A Survey. Technical Report 2006/03, Computing Department, The Open University. [.pdf] (Bibtex file with all references: [.bib])

Piwek, P. (2006). Perspectives on Dialogue: Introduction to this Special Issue. In: R. Kibble & P. Piwek, Special Issue of Research on Language and Computation on "Perspectives on Dialogue". 4(2/3), pages 143-152. [final draft .pdf]

Roman, N., Piwek, P., Carvalho, A. (2006). Politeness and Bias in Dialogue Summarization: Two Exploratory Studies. In: J. Shanahan, Y. Qu, J. Wiebe (Eds.), Computing Attitude and Affect in Text: Theory and Applications, The Information Retrieval Series, Vol. 20, Dordrecht: Springer. pp.171-185. [draft .pdf]

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2005

Sassen, C., Piwek, P. and Kuehnlein, P. (2005) (Eds.). Proceedings of the Symposium on Dialogue Modelling and Generation. On occasion of the 15th Annual meeting of the Society for Text & Discourse, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2005. (ISBN 3-921823-30-7) [quick access to procs.][official proceedings issued electronically by Dortmund Uni. Library]

Piwek, P., Power, R., Scott, D., van Deemter, K. (2005). Generating Multimedia Presentations: from plain text to screenplay.  O. Stock and and M. Zancanara (Eds.), Intelligent Multimodal Information Presentation. Text, Speech and Language Processing, Volume 27. Dordrecht: Springer. [draft/preprint .pdf]

Piwek, P. (2005). Generation Resources and Strategies in the NECA Multimodal Natural Language Generator. In: Proc. of Sixth International Workshop on Computational Semantics (IWCS-6). Tilburg University, The Netherlands. [short paper (.pdf)] [iwcs6-poster (.pdf)]

Piwek, P., J. Masthoff and M. Bergenstrahle (2005). Reference and Gestures in Dialogue Generation: Three Studies with Embodied Conversational Agents In: Proc. of AISB05 Virtual Social Agents Symposium, University of Herfordshire. [.pdf]

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2004

Trevisan Roman, N., Piwek, P. and Carvalho, A. (2004). Politeness and Summarization: an Exploratory Study. In: Proceedings of AAAI Spring Symposium on Exploring Attitude and Affect in Text: Theories and Applications (AAAI-EAAT 2004), AAAI Technical Report SS-04-07, March 22-24, 2004, Stanford University.

Belz, A., Evans, R. and Piwek, P. (2004) (Eds.). Natural Language Generation, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 3123, Berlin: Springer.

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2003

Piwek, P. (2003). An Annotated Bibliography of Affective Natural Language Generation. version 1.3 (version 1.0 appeared in 2002 as ITRI Technical Report ITRI-02-02, University of Brighton). [.pdf]

Piwek, P. (2003). A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents. In: Proceedings of EACL03 (Research Notes), Budapest. [.pdf]

Piwek, P. and K. van Deemter (2003). Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue. In: AAAI Spring Symposium on Natural Language Generation in Spoken and Written Dialogue, Stanford. [.pdf]

Piwek, P. (2003). The effect of gestures on the perception of a dialogue between two embodied conversational agents: a pilot study. ITRI Technical Report ITRI-03-09. [.pdf]

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2002
Piwek, P. and K. van Deemter (2002). Towards Automated Generation of Scripted Dialogue: Some Time-Honoured Strategies. In: Bos, J., M. Foster and C. Matheson, Proceedings of EDILOG: 6th workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue, Edinburgh, September 4-6, 2002, pp. 141-148. [.ps][.pdf]

Krenn B., Pirker H., Grice M., Baumann S., Piwek P., Deemter K. van, Schroeder M., Klesen M., Gstrein E. (2002). Generation of multimodal dialogue for net environments, in: Busemann S. (ed.), KONVENS 2002, Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz (DFKI), Saarbruecken, Germany, pp. 91-98, 2002. [.pdf]

Piwek, P., B. Krenn, M. Schröder, M. Grice, S. Baumann and H. Pirker (2002). RRL: A Rich Representation Language for the Description of Agent Behaviour in NECA. Proceedings of the AAMAS workshop "Embodied conversational agents - let's specify and evaluate them!", Bologna, Italy, 16 July 2002. [.ps][.pdf][RRL Resources Page]

Evans, R., P. Piwek and L. Cahill (2002). What is NLG? Proceedings of International Natural Language Generation Conference INLG02, New York, USA, 1-3 July 2002. [.pdf]

Piwek, P. (2002). Requirements Definition, Verification, Validation and Evaluation of the CLIME Interface and Natural Language Processing Technology. ITRI Technical Report ITRI-02-03, University of Brighton. [.pdf][.ps]

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2001

Piwek, P. & R.J. Beun (2001). Multimodal Referential Acts in a Dialogue Game: From Empirical Investigations to Algorithms. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Information Presentation and Natural Multimodal Dialogue (IPNMD-2001), Verona, Italy, 14-15 December 2001, pp. 127-131. [.ps]

Piwek, P. (2001). Relating Imperatives to Action. In: Bunt, H. and R.J. Beun, Cooperative Multimodal Communication, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence Series 2155, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg. pp.140-155. [.pdf][.ps]

Kievit, L., P. Piwek, R.J. Beun and H. Bunt (2001). Multimodal Cooperative Resolution of Referential Expressions in the DENK system. In: Bunt, H. and R.J. Beun, Cooperative Multimodal Communication, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence Series 2155, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg. pp.197-214.

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2000

Piwek, P. & E. Krahmer (2000). Presuppositions in Context: Constructing Bridges, In: Bonzon P., M. Cavalcanti & R. Nossum (eds), Formal Aspects of Context, APPLIED LOGIC SERIES Volume 20, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. (An earlier version appeared in the Proceedings of CONTEXT'97, Rio de Janeiro, 1997) [.pdf][.ps]

Piwek, P. (2000). A Formal Semantics for Editing and Generating Plurals. In: Proceedings of COLING 2000, Saarbruecken, Germany, July 31- August 4 2000. [.pdf][.ps]

Krahmer, E. and P. Piwek (2000). Varieties of Anaphora: Introduction, In: Krahmer, E. and P. Piwek (eds.) Varieties of Anaphora. Reader ESSLLI 2000, Birmingham, 6-18 August 2000, 1-15. [course][.ps]

Piwek, P., R. Evans, L. Cahill and N. Tipper (2000). Natural Language Generation in the MILE System. In: Proceedings of the IMPACTS in NLG Workshop, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, July 26-28 2000. [.ps]

Piwek, P. and K. van Deemter (2000). Wat Je Ziet is Wat Je Bedoelde. Natuur en Techniek, Volume 68, No. 11, 56-61.

Piwek, P. (2000). Imperatives, Commitment and Action: Towards a Constraint-based Model. In: LDV Forum: GLDV-Journal for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology, Special Issue on Communicating Agents, 17(1,2), 2000, ISSN 0175-1336 [.ps]

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1999

Krahmer, E. & P. Piwek (1999). Presupposition Projection as Proof Construction  In: H. Bunt & R. Muskens (eds.), Computing Meanings: Current issues in Computational Semantics, Studies in Linguistics & Philosophy Series, Kluwer Academic Publisher, Dordrecht. (An earlier version appeared in the Proceedings of IWCS II, Tilburg, 1997) [.pdf][.ps]

Piwek, P., R. Evans, R. Power (1999). Dialogue as Knowledge Editing. ITRI-99-11 Tech. Report. Brighton. [.ps]

Piwek, P., R. Evans, R. Power (1999). Editing Speech Acts: A Practical Approach to Human-Machine Dialogue. In: Proceedings of Amstelogue '99, Amsterdam. [.ps]

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1998

Piwek, P. (1998). Logic, Information and Conversation, PhD Thesis, Eindhoven University of Technology. [.ps] [.pdf] [more information ]

Kievit, L. and P. Piwek (1998). Multimodal Cooperative Resolution of Referential Expressions in the DenK System. In: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Cooperative Multimodal Communication, Tilburg, 28-30 January 1998. [.ps]

Piwek, P. (1998) Information Flow and Gaps. In: IPO Annual Progress Report 33, 1998. [.pdf][.ps]

Piwek, P. (1998). Cooperative Interpretation of Communicative Actions, in : Bunt et al., Proceedings of CMC98, January 28-30, 1998, Tilburg, 122-134.

Bunt, H., R. Ahn, L. Kievit, P. Piwek, M. Verlinden, R.J. Beun & T. Borghuis and K. van Overveld (1998). Cooperative Dialogue with the Multimodal DenK system. In: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Cooperative Multimodal Communication, Tilburg, 28-30 January 1998.

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1997
Piwek, P. (1997). Accent Interpretation, Anaphora Resolution and Implicature Derivation. In: Dekker, P., M. Stokhof &Y. Venema (eds), The proceedings of the 11th Amsterdam Colloquium, University of Amsterdam, ILLC/Department of Philosophy, 55-60. [.pdf][.ps]

Piwek, P. (1997). Situated Action and Commitment in Dialogue, In: IPO Annual Progress Report 32, 1997.

Piwek, P. (1997). The Construction of Answers. In: Benz A. & G. Jaeger (eds.), Proceedings of MunDial: the Muenchen Workshop on the Formal Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, CIS-Bericht 97-106, Department of Computational Linguistics, University of Munich. (This is an abridged version of chapter 4 of my PhD thesis)

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1996

Piwek, P. & A. Cremers (1996). Dutch and English Demonstratives: A Comparison. Language Sciences, Vol. 18, Nos 3-4, pp. 835-851. [Appeared also in: Turner, K. & K. Jaszczolt (eds.), Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics, Vol. II, Pergamon, Oxford]

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1995
Piwek, P., R.J. Beun & A. Cremers (1995). Demonstratives in Dutch Cooperative Task Dialogues. IPO Manuscript 1134, 1995, Eindhoven University of Technology.

Piwek, P. (1995). Annotated Type Theory for Information Representation. DENK Report 95/17, SOBU, Tilburg-Eindhoven. [.pdf]

Piwek, P., R.J. Beun & A. Cremers (1995). Deictic use of Dutch Demonstratives. In: IPO Annual Progress Report 30, 1995, Eindhoven.

Piwek, P. (1995) Events in a compositional Discourse Representation Theory. Thesis for Postgraduate Course on the Philosophy of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, University of Amsterdam. (appeared as IPO Report no. 1035, Eindhoven University of Technology)

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1994
Piwek, P. (1994). Partiele Discourse Representatie Theorie voor Neutrale Perceptieverslagen. Master's thesis, Tilburg University.

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