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Event Report: SemDial 2013 (DialDam) in Amsterdam by Raquel Fernandez

By | 2017-04-28T16:35:48+00:00 April 2nd, 2014|Event reports, Events, Uncategorised|

The SemDial Workshop Series, which has been taking place annually since its first edition in 1997, brings together researchers interested in human interaction and dialogue systems in a variety of disciplines. While in the initial years of the series the focus was on what could be called classic natural language semantics and pragmatics, over the [...]

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Session on AI & Games by Jaap van den Herik (BNAIC 2013)

By | 2017-04-28T16:37:00+00:00 January 14th, 2014|Event reports, Uncategorised|

The AI & Games session consisted of three presentations. The games were completely different, ranging from a logical game via an emotional one to a 9x5 board game. The first presentation was titled “How much does it help to know what she knows you know? An agent-based simulation study”, authored by Harmen De Weerd, Rineke [...]

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Collegerama Recordings of BNAIC 2013

By | 2017-04-28T16:37:09+00:00 January 13th, 2014|Event reports, Uncategorised|

Presentation 1: Luc Steels (Keynote Speaker) Video of the presentation Abstract To celebrate the anniversary of BNAIC, I will look back into the history of the field and try to distill 10 powerful ideas, and how they have been discovered and put into practice. This should help us to come up with a good picture [...]

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Session VIa: AI & Social Media by Aske Plaat (BNAIC 2013)

By | 2017-04-28T16:37:23+00:00 January 13th, 2014|Event reports, Uncategorised|

The first paper was on cyber bullying. The paper is entitle “Expert knowledge for automatic detection of bullies in social networks”, by Maral Dadvar, dolf Trieschnigg and Franciska de Jong of Twente University. This paper was one of the runners-up for the best paper award. Maral Dadvar was presenting. Cyberbullying is a serious social problem [...]

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Session Vb: Machine Learning II by Marco Wiering (BNAIC 2013)

By | 2017-04-28T16:37:53+00:00 January 13th, 2014|Event reports, Uncategorised|

The first presentation in this session was given by Peter Bosman from CWI, Amsterdam. He presented a joint work with Dirk Thierens from Utrecht University. The title of the paper is: “More Concise and Robust Linkage Learning by Filtering and Combining Linkage Hierarchies”. The research extends previous approaches on linkage learning in which models are [...]

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Session IVa Reinforcement Learning by Frans Oliehoek (BNAIC 2013)

By | 2017-04-28T16:38:05+00:00 January 13th, 2014|Event reports, Uncategorised|

The sessions was composed of three presentations. The first presentation by Decebal Constantin Mocanu, titled “Automatically Mapped Transfer Between Reinforcement Learning Tasks via Three-Way Restricted Boltzmann Machines”, introduced a new form of restricted Boltzmann machines tailored for automatic transfer between RL tasks. There were questions about the similarity of the domains used for transfer, and [...]

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Sessie IIId – Cognitive Modeling by Tibor Bosse (BNAIC 2013)

By | 2017-04-28T16:38:24+00:00 January 13th, 2014|Event reports, Uncategorised|

Session IIId on Cognitive Modeling included three interesting presentations, all of which were related to modeling some aspect of human behavior. The first presentation was given by Tibor Bosse, and addressed the paper ‘Effects of Virtual Training on Emotional Response’. The presentation started with a description of the STRESS project of which the paper is [...]

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Session IId: Bayesian Reasoning by Annette ten Teije (BNAIC 2013)

By | 2017-04-28T16:38:32+00:00 January 13th, 2014|Event reports, Uncategorised|

The session of Bayesian Reasoning contains three presentations. The first presenter in this session was Johan Kwisthout from Radboud University Nijmegen with the paper entitled “Most Frugal Explanations: Occam’s Razor Applied to Bayesian Abduction”. Johan Kwisthout discussed whether the traditional best explanation which is the most probable explanation is indeed the “best” one. He proposes [...]

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Session Ic: Innovative Applications by John-Jules Meyer (UU / ATIA) (BNAIC 2013)

By | 2017-04-28T16:38:43+00:00 January 13th, 2014|Event reports, Uncategorised|

In any conference the organizers face the problem of putting talks into sessions that should be preferably coherent in some way. And in many conferences there are talks that defy a proper classification to be put together. I was informed that this was the case with the talks in this session, which was a kind [...]

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Session Ia: Robotics (BNAIC 2013)

By | 2017-04-28T16:38:54+00:00 January 13th, 2014|Event reports, Uncategorised|

The first session after the invited speaker was on Robotics. All papers in this session related to humanoid robots, and the Nao in particular. Mike Ligthart presented his work on trusting robots in a very refreshing way. He argued that it is very important to be aware of the extend that humans trust robots that [...]

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