Dimitra Gkatzia

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Predicting the success of referring expressions (RE) is vital for real-world applications such as navigation systems. Traditionally, research has focused on studying Referring Expression Generation (REG) in virtual, controlled environments. In this paper, we describe a novel study of spatial references from real scenes rather than virtual. First, we(More)
We describe a statistical Natural Language Generation (NLG) method for summarisation of time-series data in the context of feedback generation for students. In this paper, we initially present a method for collecting time-series data from students (e.g. marks, lectures attended) and use example feedback from lecturers in a datadriven approach to content(More)
We present a novel approach for automatic report generation from time-series data, in the context of student feedback generation. Our proposed methodology treats content selection as a multi-label (ML) classification problem, which takes as input time-series data and outputs a set of templates, while capturing the dependencies between selected templates. We(More)
Decision-making is often dependent on uncertain data, e.g. data associated with confidence scores or probabilities. We present a comparison of different information presentations for uncertain data and, for the first time, measure their effects on human decision-making. We show that the use of Natural Language Generation (NLG) improves decision-making under(More)
A Natural Language Generation (NLG) system is able to generate text from nonlinguistic data, ideally personalising the content to a user’s specific needs. In some cases, however, there are multiple stakeholders with their own individual goals, needs and preferences. In this paper, we explore the feasibility of combining the preferences of two different user(More)
Decision-making is often dependent on uncertain data, e.g. data associated with confidence scores, such as probabilities. A concrete example of such data is weather data. We will demo a game-based setup for exploring the effectiveness of different approaches (graphics vs NLG) to communicating uncertainty in rainfall and temperature predictions(More)
We propose a novel approach for handling first-time users in the context of automatic report generation from time-series data in the health domain. Handling first-time users is a common problem for Natural Language Generation (NLG) and interactive systems in general - the system cannot adapt to users without prior interaction or user knowledge. In this(More)
We present FeedbackGen, a system that uses a multi-adaptive approach to Natural Language Generation. With the term ‘multi-adaptive’, we refer to a system that is able to adapt its content to different user groups simultaneously, in our case adapting to both lecturers and students. We present a novel approach to student feedback generation, which(More)
Data-to-text systems are powerful in generating reports from data automatically and thus they simplify the presentation of complex data. Rather than presenting data using visualisation techniques, datato-text systems use natural (human) language, which is the most common way for human-human communication. In addition, data-to-text systems can adapt their(More)