Remko Bonnema

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Many practical information extraction systems use simple taxonomies for mapping extracted strings to client-specific concept codes. In such taxonomies, concepts are defined as groups of semantically similar words and phrases. For the mapping to be accurate, a new client-specific taxonomy – usually nothing more than a set of concept codes, each with a single(More)
This paper describes a method for automatically learning effective dialogue strategies, generated from a library of dialogue content, using reinforcement learning from user feedback. This library includes greetings, social dialogue, chitchat , jokes and relationship building, as well as the more usual clarification and verification components of dialogue.(More)
The NWO Priority Programme Language and Speech Technology is a 5-year research programme aiming at the development of spoken language information systems. In the Programme , two alternative natural language processing (NLP) modules are developed in parallel: a grammar-based (conventional, rule-based) module and a data-oriented (memory-based, stochastic,(More)
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