Clippers 1/23: Sara Court and Alyssa Allen, Project Workshopping/Brainstorming

Sara will be workshopping developments for her QP2 on leveraging pedagogical materials with LLMs for low-resource machine translation.

Alyssa will be workshopping directions for a potential collaborative project related to human-machine interactions. The experiments will involve an embodied language-capable robot. Research questions will likely focus on how the robot can best align with human conversational preferences. Example linguistic/conversational features of interest include backchanneling, laughter, cooperative overlap, and rate of speech.