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  • A flexible dialogue system for enhancing web usability 

    Gatius Vila, Marta; González Bermúdez, Meritxell (WWW2009, 2009)
    Conference lecture
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    In this paper, we study how the performance and usability of web dialogue systems could be enhanced by using an appropriate representation of the different types of knowledge involved in communication: general dialogue ...
  • A graphical interface for MT evaluation and error analysis 

    González Bermúdez, Meritxell; Giménez, J.; Màrquez Villodre, Lluís (Association for Computational Linguistics, 2012)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Error analysis in machine translation is a necessary step in order to investigate the strengths and weaknesses of the MT systems under development and allow fair comparisons among them. This work presents an application ...
  • ALICE: Acquisition of Language through an Interactive Comprehension Environment 

    Fuentes Fort, Maria; González Bermúdez, Meritxell (2011-09-05)
    Article
    Open Access
    Integration of several state-of-the-art technologies related to spoken language and natural language processing used in Intelligent Computer Assisted Language Learning (ICALL) systems. We envision to show that the ...
  • Aprendizaje y asistencia virtual en red 

    Fuentes Fort, Maria; González Bermúdez, Meritxell; Guardiola Garcia, Marta; Jofre Roca, Lluís; Romeu Robert, Jordi; Vallverdú Bayés, Francesc (2011-01-20)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Favorecer el uso de las Tecnologías de Información y la Comunicación (TIC) en entornos educativos puede abarcar varios aspectos del proceso de aprendizaje. La incorporación de TICs en las aulas contribuye, por un lado a ...
  • Combining user intention and error modeling for statistical dialog simulators 

    Quarteroni, Silvia; González Bermúdez, Meritxell; Riccardi, Giuseppe; Varges, Sebastian (2010)
    Conference lecture
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    Statistical user simulation is an efficient and effective way to train and evaluate the performance of a (spoken) dialog system. In this paper, we design and evaluate a modular data-driven dialog simulator where we decouple ...
  • Cooperative user models in statistical dialog simulators 

    González Bermúdez, Meritxell; Quarteroni, Silvia; Riccardi, Giuseppe; Varges, Sebastian (2010)
    Conference lecture
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    Statistical user simulation is a promising methodology to train and evaluate the performance of (spoken) dialog systems. We work with a modular architecture for data-driven simulation where the "intentional" component ...
  • Digui: a flexibe dialogue system for guiding the user interaction to guiding the user interaction to acces web services 

    González Bermúdez, Meritxell (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2010-10-22)
    Doctoral thesis
  • English language learning activity using spoken language and intelligent computer-assisted technologies 

    Fuentes Fort, Maria; González Bermúdez, Meritxell (2011)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    This paper presents work in progress on language technologies applied to secondary school education. The application presented integrates several state-of-the-art technologies related to spoken language and intelligent ...
  • Estructura y gestión de tareas en un sistema de diálogo para acceder a servicios web 

    González Bermúdez, Meritxell; Gatius Vila, Marta (2010)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Los sistemas de diálogo se pueden ver como una interfaz de usuario para acceder a otras aplicaciones. No sólo tienen que tratar con los requerimientos de los usuarios, sino también con los propios de las aplicaciones. Este ...
  • Guiding the user when searching information on the web 

    Gatius Vila, Marta; González Bermúdez, Meritxell (2010)
    Conference report
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    This paper describes how we approach the problem of guiding the user when accessing informational web services. We developed a mixed-initiative dialogue system that provides access to web services in several languages. ...
  • Hacia la interacción en lenguaje natural 

    Fuentes Fort, Maria; González Bermúdez, Meritxell (2011-02-06)
    Article
    Open Access
    En éste documento se presenta la investigación que está siendo llevada a cabo en el Grupo de Procesamiento de Lenguaje Natural (GPLN) de la Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC). En concreto, hemos articulado la ...
  • IPA and STOUT: leveraging linguistic and source-based features for machine translation evaluation 

    González Bermúdez, Meritxell; Barrón Cedeño, Luis Alberto; Màrquez Villodre, Lluís (Association for Computational Linguistics, 2014)
    Conference lecture
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    This paper describes the UPC submissions to the WMT14 Metrics Shared Task : UPC-IPA and UPC-STOUT. These metrics use a collection of evaluation measures integrated in ASIYA, a toolkit for machine translation evaluation. ...
  • MT techniques in a retrieval system of semantically enriched patents 

    González Bermúdez, Meritxell; Mateva, Maria; Enache, Ramona; España Bonet, Cristina; Màrquez Villodre, Lluís; Popov, Borislav; Ranta, Aarne (2013)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    This paper focuses on how automatic translation techniques integrated in a patent retrieval system increase its capabilities and make possible extended features and functionalities. We describe 1) a novel methodology ...
  • Ontology-driven voiceXML dialogues generation 

    Gatius Vila, Marta; González Bermúdez, Meritxell (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2004)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    This paper describes a proposal to improve the communication process and the engineering features in VoiceXML dialogues. This proposal is focused on the efficient and reusable representation of the knowledge involved in ...
  • Patent translation within the MOLTO project 

    España Bonet, Cristina; Enache, Ramona; Slaski, Adam; Ranta, Aarne; Màrquez Villodre, Lluís; González Bermúdez, Meritxell (2011)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    MOLTO is an FP7 European project whose goal is to translate texts between multiple languages in real time with high quality. Patents translation is a case of study where research is focused on simultaneously obtaining a ...
  • The patents retrieval prototype in the MOLTO project 

    Chechev, Milen; González Bermúdez, Meritxell; Màrquez Villodre, Lluís; España Bonet, Cristina (ACM Press. Association for Computing Machinery, 2012)
    Conference report
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    This paper describes the patents retrieval prototype developed within the MOLTO project. The prototype aims to provide a multilingual natural language interface for querying the content of patent documents. The developed ...
  • The project HOPS: enabling an intelligent natural language based hub for the deployment of advanced semantically enriched multi-channel mass-scale online public services 

    Gatius Vila, Marta; González Bermúdez, Meritxell (2005-09)
    Article
    Open Access
    El objetivo principal del proyecto HOPS es desarrollar una plataforma multimodal y multilingüe que facilite el acceso de los ciutadanos a sus adminitraciones más próximas. El proyecto integra tecnologías de voz, procesamiento ...
  • The TALP-UPC approach to system selection: ASIYA features and pairwise classification using random forests 

    Formiga Fanals, Lluís; González Bermúdez, Meritxell; Barrón Cedeño, Luis Alberto; Rodríguez Fonollosa, José Adrián; Màrquez Villodre, Lluís (2013)
    Conference report
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    This paper describes the TALP-UPC participation in the WMT’13 Shared Task on Quality Estimation (QE). Our participation is reduced to task 1.2 on System Selection. We used a broad set of features (86 for German-to-English ...
  • The UPC submission to the WMT 2012 shared task on quality estimation 

    Pighin, Daniele; González Bermúdez, Meritxell; Màrquez Villodre, Lluís (Association for Computational Linguistics, 2012)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    In this paper, we describe the UPC system that participated in the WMT 2012 shared task on Quality Estimation for Machine Translation. Based on the empirical evidence that fluencyrelated features have a very high ...
  • The use of domain ontologies for improving the adaptability and collaborative ability of a web dialogue system 

    González Bermúdez, Meritxell; Gatius Vila, Marta (2013)
    Article
    Open Access
    Dialogue systems can be used for guiding the users accessing web services, enhancing the web usability. However, they are expensive to develop and difficult to adapt to different types of web services. The knowledge model ...