BEA-12 paper on using CNNs in a virtual patient dialogue system; Robots Podcast interview on MSLD poster

My Robots Podcast interview about the poster Evan Jaffe and I presented at Midwest Speech and Language Days 2017 on question interpretation in a virtual patient dialogue system has appeared. Since then, Lifeng Jin has led our subsequent work on using a CNN to improve upon a strong logistic regression baseline, yielding a remarkable 47% error reduction when used in combination with an existing pattern-matching system. The paper will appear at the 12th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications at EMNLP 2017 in Copenhagen.