NSF project on paraphrasing and discriminative ASR for question-answering dialogue systems

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll have the opportunity to continue collaborating with Eric Fosler-Lussier, Douglas Danforth, William Schuler, Evan Jaffe and others here on question-answering dialogue systems (e.g. with virtual patients) thanks to new NSF funding. The idea is to use paraphrasing to semi-automatically expand the set of known question variants in order to enhance the robustness of interpretation and enable more accurate speech recognition via discriminative training techniques.