Dilek Hakkani-Tür

Dilek Hakkani-Tür
SENIOR RESEARCHER
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BIOGRAPHY

Dilek Hakkani-Tür is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research. Prior to joining Microsoft, she was a senior researcher at ICSI speech group (2006-2010) and she was a senior technical staff member in the Voice Enabled Services Research Department at AT&T Labs-Research in Florham Park, NJ (2001-2005). She received her BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, in 1994, and MSc and PhD degrees from Bilkent University, Department of Computer Engineering, in 1996 and 2000, respectively. Her PhD thesis is on statistical language modeling for agglutinative languages. She worked on machine translation during her visit to Carnegie Mellon University, Language Technologies Institute in 1997, and her visit to Johns Hopkins University, Computer Science Department, in 1998. In 1998 and 1999, she visited SRI International, Speech Technology and Research Labs, and worked on using lexical and prosodic information for information extraction from speech. In 2000, she worked in Natural Sciences and Engineering Faculty of Sabanci University, Turkey.

Her research interests include natural language and speech processing, spoken dialog systems, and active and unsupervised learning for language processing. She has over 20 granted patents and co-authored more than 150 papers in natural language and speech processing. She is the receipent of three best paper awards for her work on active learning, from IEEE Signal Processing Society (with Giuseppe Riccardi), ISCA (with Gokhan Tur and Robert Schapire) and EURASIP (with Gokhan Tur and Robert Schapire). She is a member of ISCA, IEEE, Association for Computational Linguistics. She was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing between 2005-2008 and a member of the HLT advisory board. She is currently an elected member of the IEEE Speech and Language Technical Committee (2009-2014).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Natural language and speech processing
  • Spoken dialog and conversation modeling
  • Meeting Processing
  • Summarization
  • Statistical language modeling, and
  • Machine learning for speech and language processing
Publications at Microsoft

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    2011

    2010

    PRE-MICROSOFT PUBLICATIONS

    Theses

    1. Dilek Zeynep Hakkani-Tür. Statistical Language Modeling for Agglutinative Languages. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Computer Engineering, Bilkent University, August 2000, Ankara, Turkey.
    2. Dilek Zeynep Hakkani. Design and Implementation of a Wide-coverage Tactical Generator for Turkish, a Free Constituent Order Language. M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Computer Engineering and Information Science, Bilkent University, July 1996, Ankara, Turkey (Also available as Bilkent University, Computer Engineering and Information Science Technical Report BU-CEIS-9614, July 1996).

    Journal Papers

    1. Anoop Deoras, Gokhan Tur, Ruhi Sarikaya, and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Joint Discriminative Decoding of Word and Semantic Tags for Spoken Language Understanding. in IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, IEEE, 2013.

    2. Gokhan Tur, Ye-Yi Wang, and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. TechWare: Spoken Language Understanding (SLU) Resources. in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, May 2013.

    3. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur, and Larry Heck. Research Challenges and Opportunities in Mobile Applications, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 4, August 2011.

    4. Feifan Liu, Alexander M. Kruse, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, and Hong Yu. Towards Spoken Clinical Question Answering: Evaluating Automatic Speech Recognition Systems for Clinical Spoken Questions. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). 2011.

    5. Korbinian Riedhammer, Benoit Favre, Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Long Story Short - Global Unsupervised Models for Keyphrase Based Meeting Summarization. Speech Communication, 2011.

    6. Gokhan Tur, Andreas Stolcke, Lynn Voss, Stanley Peters, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, John Dowding, Benoit Favre, Raquel Fernandez, Matthew Frampton, Michael Frandsen, Clint Frederickson, Martin Graciarena, Donald Kintzing, Kyle Leveque, Shane Mason, John Niekrasz, Matthew Purver, Korbinian Riedhammer, Elizabeth Shriberg, Jing Tien, Dimitra Vergyri, Fan Yang. The CALO Meeting Assistant System. IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 2010.

    7. Umit Guz, Sebastien Cuendet, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Multi-View Semi-Supervised Learning for Dialog Act Segmentation of Speech. IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing.

    8. R. Sarikaya, K. Kirchhoff, T. Schultz, and D. Hakkani-Tür. Introduction to the Special Issue on Processing Morphologically Rich Languages. IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Special Issue on Processing Morphologically Rich Languages, July 2009.

    9. E. Shriberg, B. Favre, J. Fung, D. Hakkani-Tür, and S. Cuendet. Prosodic similarities of dialog act boundaries across speaking styles. In Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech, Shu-Chuan Tseng (Ed.), Language and Linguistics Monograph Series A25. Taipei: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, pp. 213-239. 2009.

    10. Umit Guz, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, and Sebastien Cuendet. Cascaded Model Adaptation for Dialog Act Segmentation and Tagging. Journal of Computer Speech and Language, 2009.

    11. Michael Levit, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur, and Dan Gillick. IXIR: A Statistical Information Distillation System. Journal of Computer Speech and Language, 2009.

    12. Umit Guz, Benoit Favre, Dilek Hakkani-Tür and Gokhan Tur. Generative and Discriminative Methods using Morphological Information for Sentence Segmentation of Turkish. IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Special Issue on Processing Morphologically Rich Languages, July 2009.

    13. Mari Ostendorf, Benoit Favre, Ralph Grishman, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Mary Harper, Dustin Hillard, Julia B. Hirschberg, Heng Ji, Jeremy G Kahn, Yang Liu, Evgeny Matusov, Hermann Ney, Elizabeth Shriberg, Wen Wang, Chuck Wooters. Speech Segmentation and Its Impact on Spoken Language Technology. In the Signal Processing Magazine Special Issue on Spoken Language Technologies, Vol. 25, No. 3, May 2008.

    14. Renato De Mori, Frederic Bechet, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Michael McTear, Giuseppe Riccardi, Gokhan Tur. Spoken Language Understanding for Conversational Systems. In the Signal Processing Magazine Special Issue on Spoken Language Technologies, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 50-58, May 2008.

    15. Giuseppe DiFabbrizio, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Mazin Gilbert, Bernard Renger, David Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Behzad Shahraray. Bootstrapping Spoken Dialogue Systems by Exploiting Reusable Libraries . Journal of Natural Language Engineering, Cambridge University Press. To appear in 2008.

    16. Sebastien Cuendet, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Elizabeth Shriberg, James Fung and Benoit Favre. Cross-Genre Feature Comparisons for Spoken Sentence Segmentation. International Journal of Semantic Computing, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp. 335-346, 2007.

    17. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Giuseppe Riccardi, and Gokhan Tur. An active approach to Spoken Language Processing. ACM transactions on Speech and Language Processing. Vol: 3, No: 3, pp: 1-31, 2006.

    18. Srinivas Bangalore, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur. Introduction to the Special Issue on Spoken Language Understanding in Conversational Systems. Journal of Speech Communication, Special Issue on Spoken Language Understanding. Vol: 48, No: 3-4, pp: 233-238, 2006.

    19. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Frederic Bechet, Giuseppe Riccardi, and Gokhan Tur, Beyond ASR 1-Best: Using Word Confusion Networks in Spoken Language Understanding. Journal of Computer Speech and Language. Vol: 20, No: 4, pp: 495-514. October 2006.

    20. Narendra Gupta, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Srinivas Bangalore, Giuseppe Riccardi, and Mazin Rahim. The AT&T Spoken Language Understanding System. IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing. Vol: 14, No: 1, pp: 213-222. January 2006.

    21. Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Robert E. Schapire. Combining Active and Semi-Supervised Learning for Spoken Language Understanding. Journal of Speech Communication. Vol: 45, No: 2, pp: 171-186. 2005. (EURASIP and Speech Communication Journal, Best Paper Awards)

    22. Giuseppe Riccardi and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Active Learning: Theory and Applications to Automatic Speech Recognition. IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing. Vol: 13, No: 4, pp: 504-511. July 2005. (IEEE Signal Processing Society, Best Paper Award, 2008)

    23. Frederic Bechet, Jerry Wright, Allen Gorin, and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Detecting and Extracting Named Entities from spontaneous speech in a mixed initiative spoken dialogue context: How May I Help You?. In the Speech Communication journal, Volume:42, Issue:2, February 2004.

    24. Gökhan Tür, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Kemal Oflazer. A Statistical Information Extraction System for Turkish. In the Journal of Natural Language Engineering, Volume 9, No: 2, pp: 181-210, 2003.

    25. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Kemal Oflazer, Gökhan Tür. Statistical Morphological Disambiguation for Agglutinative Languages. In the Journal of Computers and Humanities, Volume 36, No. 4, 2002.

    26. Elizabeth Shriberg, Andreas Stolcke, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gökhan Tür. Prosody Modeling for Automatic Topic and Sentence Segmentation from Speech. In T. Robinson and S. Renals (Eds.) Special Issue on Accessing Information in Spoken Audio. Speech Communication, Volume 32, Nos. 1-2, September 2000.

    27. Gökhan Tür, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Andreas Stolcke, Elizabeth Shriberg. Integrating Prosodic and Lexical Cues for Automatic Topic Segmentation. In the Journal of Computational Linguistics, Volume 27, No: 1, March 2001.

    28. Ze'ev Rivlin, Robert Bolles, Douglas Appelt, Adam Cheyer, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, David Israel, Luc Julia, David Martin, Greg Myers, Ken Nitz, Bikash Sabata, Ananth Sankar, Elizabeth Shriberg, Kemal Sönmez, Andreas Stolcke, Gökhan Tür. MAESTRO: Conductor of Multimedia Analysis Technologies. Invited paper to the Communications of the ACM, Volume 43, No: 2, February, 2000.

    29. Dilek Zeynep Hakkani and Kemal Oflazer. Tactical Generation in a Free Constituent Order Language. In Journal of Natural Language Engineering, Cambridge University Press, Volume 4, No: 2, June 1998.

    Book Chapters

    1. Gokhan Tur and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Human/human Conversation Understanding. Chapter in the "Spoken Language Understanding: Systems for Extracting Semantic Information from Speech". Gokhan Tur and Renato De Mori (eds). Wiley. May, 2011.
    2. Dilek Hakkani-Tür and Giuseppe Riccardi. Active Learning. Chapter in the "Spoken Language Understanding: Systems for Extracting Semantic Information from Speech". Gokhan Tur and Renato De Mori (eds). Wiley. May, 2011.
    3. Yang Liu and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Speech Summarization. Chapter in the "Spoken Language Understanding: Systems for Extracting Semantic Information from Speech". Gokhan Tur and Renato De Mori (eds). Wiley. May, 2011.
    4. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur, Michael Levit, Daniel Gillick, Adish Singla, and Sibel Yaman. Statistical Sentence Extraction for Information Distillation. Chapter in the "Handbook of Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation: DARPA Global Autonomous Language Exploitation (GALE) Program", Olive, McCary, Dietrich, Christianson (Eds.), Springer, to appear.
    5. Kathleen McKeown, James Allan, Ralph Grishman, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Julia Hirschberg, and Gokhan Tur. Distillation at SRI - The NIGHTINGALE System. Chapter in the "Handbook of Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation: DARPA Global Autonomous Language Exploitation (GALE) Program", Olive, McCary, Dietrich, Christianson (Eds.), Springer, to appear.
    6. Mari Ostendorf, Benoit Favre, Ralph Grishman, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Mary Harper, Dustin Hillard, Julia Hirschberg, Heng Ji, and Yang Liu. Speech Segmentation and Its Impact on Spoken Document Processing . Chapter in the "Handbook of Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation: DARPA Global Autonomous Language Exploitation (GALE) Program", Olive, McCary, Dietrich, Christianson (Eds.), Springer, to appear.
    7. Arindam Mandal, Dimitra Vergyri, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Wen Wang, Jing Zheng, Andreas Stolcke, Gokhan Tur, and Necip Fazil Ayan. Active Learning Based Data Selection for Machine Translation. Chapter in the "Handbook of Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation: DARPA Global Autonomous Language Exploitation (GALE) Program", Olive, McCary, Dietrich, Christianson (Eds.), Springer, to appear.
    8. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur, Benoit Favre, Elizabeth Shriberg. Finding the Structure of Documents , Chapter in "Multilingual Natural Language Applications: From Theory to Practice", Bikel and Zitouni (Eds.), Prentice-Hall, to appear.
    9. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur, Yucel Saygin, Min Tang. Document Sanitization in the Age of Data Mining , Chapter in Privacy and Technologies of Identity: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation, Katherine J. Strandburg, Daniela Stan Raicu (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, New York, 2005.
    10. Yucel Saygin, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur. Sanitization and Anonymization of Document Repositories Chapter in Web and Information Security, Elena Ferrari and Bhavani Thuraisingham (Eds.), Idea Group Inc. Publishers. 2005.
    11. Kemal Oflazer, Bilge Say, Dilek Zeynep Hakkani-Tür, Gökhan Tür. Building a Turkish Treebank. Chapter in Building and Using Parsed Corpora, Anne Abeille Editor, Kluwer Academic Publishers, September 2003.

    Demos

    1. Svetlana Stenchikova, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur, QASR: Spoken Question Answering Using Semantic Role Labeling. At ASRU-2005, 9th biannual IEEE workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding, Cancun, Mexico, December, 2005.

    Refereed Conference and Workshop Papers

    1. Asli Celikyilmaz, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Discovery of Topically Coherent Sentences for Extractive Summarization, In Proceedings of the ACL'11, Annual Meeting of Association for Computational Linguistics, Portland, OR, June 2011.
    2. Asli Celikyilmaz, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Concept-based classification for multi-document summarization, In Proceedings of the IEEE ICASSP'11, International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Prague, Czech Republic, May 2011.
    3. Asli Celikyilmaz, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, and Junlan Feng. Probabilistic Model-Based Sentiment Analysis of Twitter Messages In the proceedings of SLT-2010, IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies, Berkeley, CA, December 2010.
    4. Michelle Hewlett Sanchez, Gokhan Tur, Luciana Ferrer, and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Domain Adaptation and Compensation for Emotion Detection. In the Proceedings of the Interspeech'10, Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Makuhari, Japan, September, 2010.
    5. Sibel Yaman, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, and Gokhan Tur. Social Role Discovery from Spoken Language using Dynamic Bayesian Networks. In the Proceedings of the Interspeech'10, Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Makuhari, Japan, September, 2010.
    6. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Dimitra Vergyri, and Gokhan Tur. Speech-Based Automated Cognitive Status Assessment. In the Proceedings of the Interspeech'10, Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Makuhari, Japan, September, 2010.
    7. Asli Celikyilmaz and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Extractive Summarization using A Latent Variable Model. In the Proceedings of the Interspeech'10, Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Makuhari, Japan, September, 2010.
    8. Asli Celikyilmaz and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. A Hybrid Hierarchical Model for Multi-Document Summarization.. Proc. of 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2010), Uppsala, Sweden, July, 2010.
    9. Asli Celikyilmaz, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, and Gokhan Tur. LDA Based Similarity Modeling for Question Answering. Proc. of NAACL-HLT 2010, Workshop on Semantic Search, Los Angeles, CA, June 2010.
    10. Asli Celikyilmaz and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. A Graph-Based Semi-Supervised Learning for Question Semantic Labeling. Proc. of NAACL-HLT 2010, Workshop on Semantic Search, Los Angeles, CA, June 2010.
    11. Benoit Favre, Bernd Bohnet, and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Evaluation of Semantic Role Labeling and Dependency Parsing of Automatic Speech Recognition Output. Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Dallas, TX, March 2010.
    12. Boriska Toth, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, and Sibel Yaman. Summarization and Learning-Based Approaches to Information Distillation. Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Dallas, TX, March 2010.
    13. Kofi Boakye, Benoit Favre, Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Any Questions? Automatic Question Detection in Meetings. In the Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop in Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU). Merano, Italy. December, 2009.
    14. Shasha Xie, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Benoit Favre, Yang Liu. Integrating Prosodic Features in Extractive Meeting Summarization. In the Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop in Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU). Merano, Italy. December, 2009.
    15. Dan Gillick, Benoit Favre, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Bernd Bohnet, Yang Liu and Shasha Xie. The ICSI/UTD Summarization System at TAC 2009. Text Analysis Conference, Gaithersburg, MD (USA). 2009.
    16. Sibel Yaman, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur. Combining Semantic and Syntactic Information Sources for 5-W Question Answering. In the Proceedings of the Interspeech'09, Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Brighton, UK, September, 2009.
    17. Sibel Yaman, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur, Ralph Grishman, Mary Harper, Kathleen R. McKeown, Adam Meyers, Kartavya Sharma. Classification-Based Strategies for Combining Multiple 5-W Question Answering Systems. In the Proceedings of the Interspeech'09, Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Brighton, UK, September, 2009.
    18. Shasha Xie, Benoit Favre, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, and Yang Liu. Leveraging Sentence Weights in a Concept-based Optimization Framework for Extractive Meeting Summarization. In the Proceedings of the Interspeech'09, Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Brighton, UK, September, 2009.
    19. Nikhil Garg, Benoit Favre, Korbinian Riedhammer, and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. ClusterRank: A Graph Based Method for Meeting Summarization. In the Proceedings of the Interspeech'09, Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Brighton, UK, September, 2009.
    20. Benoit Favre and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Phrase and Word Level Strategies for Detecting Appositions in Speech. In the Proceedings of the Interspeech'09, Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Brighton, UK, September, 2009.
    21. Kristen Parton, Kathleen R. McKeown, Robert Coyne, Mona T. Diab, Ralph Grishman, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Mary Harper, Heng Ji, Wei Yun Ma, Adam Meyers, Sara Stolbach, Ang Sun, Gokhan Tur, Wei Xu and Sibel Yaman. Who, What, When, Where, Why? Comparing Multiple Approaches to the Cross-Lingual 5W Task. In the proceedings of ACL-IJCNLP 2009, Joint Conference of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing, Suntec, Singapore, August 2009.
    22. Sibel Yaman, Gokhan Tur, Dimitra Vergyri, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Mary Harper, Wen Wang. Anchored Speech Recognition for Question Answering. In the proceedings of NAACL-HLT 2009, North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) - Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT) Conference, Boulder, CO, June 2009.
    23. Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Towards automatic argument diagramming of multiparty meetings. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP). Taipei, Taiwan. April, 2009.
    24. Dan Gillick, Korbinian Riedhammer, Benoit Favre, and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. A Global Optimization Framework for Meeting Summarization. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP). Taipei, Taiwan. April, 2009.
    25. Benoit Favre, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, and Elizabeth Shriberg. Syntactically Informed Models for Comma Prediction. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP). Taipei, Taiwan. April, 2009.
    26. Benoit Favre, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Slav Petrov, and Dan Klein. Efficient Sentence Segmentation Using Syntactic Features. In Proceedings of IEEE/ACL Workshop on Spoken Languge Technologies (SLT). Goa, India. December, 2008.
    27. Gokhan Tur, Andreas Stolcke, Lynn Voss, John Dowding, Benoit Favre, Raquel Fernandez, Matthew Frampton, Michael Frandsen, Clint Frederickson, Martin Graciarena, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Donald Kintzing, Kyle Leveque, Shane Mason, John Niekrasz, Stanley Peters, Matthew Purver, Korbinian Riedhammer, Elizabeth Shriberg, Jing Tien, Dimitra Vergyri, and Fan Yang. The CALO Meeting Speech Recognition and Understanding System. In Proceedings of IEEE/ACL Workshop on Spoken Languge Technologies (SLT). Goa, India. December, 2008.
    28. Korbinian Riedhammer, Benoit Favre, and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. A Keyphrase Based Approach to Interactive Meeting Summarization. In Proceedings of IEEE/ACL Workshop on Spoken Languge Technologies (SLT). Goa, India. December, 2008.
    29. Arindam Mandal, Dimitra Vergyri, Wen Wang, Jing Zheng, Andreas Stolcke, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, and Necip Fazil Ayan. Efficient Data Selection for Machine Translation. In Proceedings of IEEE/ACL Workshop on Spoken Languge Technologies (SLT). Goa, India. December, 2008.
    30. Greg Myers, Gokhan Tur, Lynn Voss, Bob Bolles, Sachin Kajarekar, Elizabeth Shriberg, and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Multimedia Information Extraction Roadmap. In the proceedings of the AAAI Fall Symposium on Multimedia Information Extraction. Arlington, VA. November, 2008.
    31. Dan Gillick, Benoit Favre, Dilek Hakkani-Tür. The ICSI Summarization System at TAC 2008. In the proceedings of NIST Text Analysis Conference (TAC). Gaithersburg, MD. November, 2008.
    32. Neha Garg, Sarah Favre, Hugues Salamin, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Alessandro Vinciarelli. Role Recognition for Meeting Participants: an Approach Based on Lexical Information and Social Network Analysis. ACM Multimedia Conference. Vancouver, Canada. October, 2008.
    33. Adish Singla and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Cross-Lingual Sentence Extraction for Information Distillation. In the Proceedings of International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (Interspeech 2008). Brisbane, Australia. September 2008.
    34. Daniel Gillick, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, and Michael Levit. Unsupervised Learning of Edit Parameters for Matching Name Variants. In the Proceedings of International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (Interspeech 2008). Brisbane, Australia. September 2008.
    35. Korbinian Riedhammer, Daniel Gillick, Benoit Favre, and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Packing the Meeting Summarization Knapsack. In the Proceedings of International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (Interspeech 2008). Brisbane, Australia. September 2008.
    36. Benoit Favre, Ralph Grishman, Dustin Hillard, Heng Ji, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Mari Ostendorf. Punctuating Speech for Information Extraction.In the proceedings of ICASSP-2008, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Las Vegas, NV, April 2008.
    37. Svetlana Stoyanchev, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Name-Aware Speech Recognition for Interactive Question Answering. In the proceedings of ICASSP-2008, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Las Vegas, NV, April 2008.
    38. Kamand Kamangar, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur, Michael Levit. An Iterative Unsupervised Learning Method for Information Distillation. In the proceedings of ICASSP-2008, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Las Vegas, NV, April 2008.
    39. Michael Levit, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur. Integrating Several Annotation Layers for Statistical Information Distillation. In the proceedings of ASRU-2007, 10th biannual IEEE workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding, Kyoto, Japan, December, 2007.
    40. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Heng Ji and Ralph Grishman. Using Information Extraction to Improve Cross-Lingual Document Retrieval. In the Proceedings of RANLP (Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing) Workshop on Multi-Source Multilingual Information Extraction and Summarization. Bulgaria. 2007.
    41. Sebastien Cuendet, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Elizabeth Shriberg, James Fung and Benoit Favre. Cross-Genre Feature Comparisons for Spoken Sentence Segmentation. IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing. Irvine, California. 2007.
    42. Sebastien Cuendet, Elizabeth Shriberg, Benoit Favre, James Fung and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. An Analysis of Sentence Segmentation Features for Broadcast News, Broadcast Conversations and Meetings. In the Proceedings of SIGIR Workshop on Searching Conversational Spontaneous Speech. Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2007.
    43. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur, Michael Levit. Exploiting Information Extraction Annotations for Document Retrieval in Distillation Tasks. In the Proceedings of International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (Interspeech 2007). Antwerp, Belgium. 2007.
    44. Umit Guz, Sebastien Cuendet, Dilek Hakkani-Tür and Gokhan Tur. Co-Training Using Prosodic and Lexical Information for Sentence Segmentation. In the Proceedings of International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (Interspeech 2007). Antwerp, Belgium. 2007.
    45. James Fung, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Mathew Magimai-Doss, Elizabeth Shriberg, Sebastien Cuendet, Nikki Mirghafori. Prosodic Features and Feature Selection for Multi-lingual Sentence Segmentation. In the Proceedings of International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (Interspeech 2007). Antwerp, Belgium. 2007.
    46. Evgeny Matusov, Dustin Hillard, Mathew Magimai-Doss, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Mari Ostendorf and Hermann Ney. Improving Speech Translation with Automatic Boundary Prediction. In the Proceedings of International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (Interspeech 2007). Antwerp, Belgium. 2007.
    47. Sebastien Cuendet, Dilek Hakkani-Tür and Elizabeth Shriberg. Automatic Labeling Inconsistencies Detection and Correction for Sentence Unit Segmentation in Conversational Speech. In the Proceedings of MLMI 2007. Brno, Czech Republic. 2007.
    48. Dilek Hakkani-Tür and Gokhan Tur. Statistical Sentence Extraction for Information Distillation. In the proceedings of ICASSP-2007, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Honolulu HI, April, 2007.
    49. Mathew Magimai Doss, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Ozgur Cetin, Elizabeth Shriberg, James Fung and Nikki Mirghafori. Entropy Based Classifier Combination for Sentence Segmentation. In the proceedings of ICASSP-2007, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Honolulu HI, April, 2007.
    50. Gokhan Tur, Umit Guz, Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Model Adaptation for Dialog Act Tagging. IEEE 2006 Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, Aruba, December 2006.
    51. Sebastien Cuendet, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur. Model Adaptation for Sentence Segmentation from Speech. IEEE 2006 Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, Aruba, December 2006.
    52. Dustin Hillard, Zhongqiang Huang, Heng Ji, Ralph Grishman, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Mary Harper, Mari Ostendorf, Wen Wang. Impact of Automatic Comma Prediction on POS/Name Tagging of Speech. IEEE 2006 Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, Aruba, December 2006.
    53. Giovanni Andreani, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, Mazin Gilbert, Dan Gillick, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Oliver Lemon. Let's DiSCoH: Collecting an Annotated Open Corpus with Dialogue Acts and Reward Signals for Natural Language Helpdesks. IEEE 2006 Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, Aruba, December 2006.
    54. Matthias Zimmermann, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, James Fung, Nikki Mirghafori, Luke Gottlieb, Yang Liu, and Elizabeth Shriberg. The ICSI+ Multi-Lingual Sentence Segmentation System . In the Proceedings of International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (Interspeech 2006). Pittsburgh, PA. September 2006.
    55. Svetlana Stenchikova, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, and Gokhan Tur. QASR: Question Answering Using Semantic Roles for Speech Interface . In the Proceedings of International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (Interspeech 2006). Pittsburgh, PA. September 2006.
    56. Matthias Zimmermann, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Elizabeth Shriberg, and Andreas Stolcke. Text based Dialog Act Classification for Multiparty Meetings. In the Proceedings of 3rd Joint Workshop on Multimodal Interaction and Related Machine Learning Algorithms (MLMI-06). Washington DC, May 2006.
    57. Dilek Hakkani-Tür and Mazin Gilbert, Bootstrapping Language Models for Spoken Dialog Systems from the World Wide Web. In the Proceedings of ICASSP-2006, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing,Tulouse, France, May 2006.
    58. Junlan Feng, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Giusepe Di Fabbrizio, Mazin Gilbert, and Mark Beutnagel, WebTalk: Towards Automatically Building Spoken Dialog Systems through Mining Webdsites. In the Proceedings of ICASSP-2006, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing,Tulouse, France, May 2006.
    59. Mercan Topkara, Giuseppe Riccardi, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Mike J. Atallah, Natural Language Watermarking: Research Challenges and Applications. In the Proceesings of the SPIE Conference, San Diego, January, 2006.
    60. Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Ananlada Chotimongkol, Semi-Supervised Learning for Spoken Language Understanding Using Semantic Role Labeling. In the proceedings of ASRU-2005, 9th biannual IEEE workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding, Puerto Rico, December, 2005.
    61. Giuseppe Riccardi, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Grounding Emotions in Human-Machine Conversational Systems. In the Proceedings of Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, First International Conference, INTETAIN 2005, Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, December, 2005 (also in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3814 Springer, 2005, p. 144-154).
    62. Jackson Liscombe, Giuseppe Riccardi, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Using Context to Improve Emotion Detection in Spoken Dialog Systems. In the Proceedings of EUROSPEECH'05, 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal, September, 2005.
    63. Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Automated Wizard-of-Oz for Spoken Dialogue Systems. In the Proceedings of EUROSPEECH'05, 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal, September, 2005.
    64. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur, Ananlada Chotimongkol, Using Syntactic and Semantic Graphs for Call Classification. In the Proceedings of the Workshop on Feature Engineering for Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing at ACL'05, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Ann Arbor, MI, June 2005.
    65. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur, Giuseppe Riccardi and Hong Kook Kim. Error Prediction in Spoken Dialog: From Signal-to-Noise Ratio to Semantic Confidence Scores. In the Proceedings of ICASSP-2005, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Philadelphia, USA, March, 2005.
    66. Vincent Goffin, Cyril Allauzen, Enrico Bocchieri, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Andrej Ljolje, Sarangarajan Parthasarathy, Mazin Rahim, Giuseppe Riccardi and Murat Saraclar. The AT&T Watson Speech Recognizer. In the Proceedings of ICASSP-2005, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Philadelphia, USA, March, 2005.
    67. Min Tang, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, and Gokhan Tur. Preserving Privacy in Spoken Language Databases. In the proceedings of International Workshop on Privacy and Security Issues in Data Mining at ECML/PKDD, The 15th European Conference on Machine Learning and the 8th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Pisa, Italy, September, 2004.
    68. Frederic Bechet, Giuseppe Riccardi and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Mining Spoken Dialog Corpora for System Evaluation and Modeling. In the Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2004), Barcelona, Spain, July, 2004.
    69. Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Bootstrapping Spoken Dialog Systems with Data Reuse. To appear in the proceedings of SIGDIAL-2004, 5th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue, Boston, MA, May, 2004.
    70. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gokhan Tur, Mazin Rahim, Giuseppe Riccardi. Unsupervised and Active Learning in Automatic Speech Recognition for Call Classification. To appear in the Proceedings of ICASSP-2004, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Montreal, Canada, May, 2004.
    71. Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Giuseppe Riccardi. Extending Boosting for Call Classification Using Word Confusion Networks. To appear in the Proceedings of ICASSP-2004, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Montreal, Canada, May, 2004.
    72. Mercan Karahan, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Giuseppe Riccardi, Gokhan Tur. Combining Classifiers for Spoken Language Understanding. To appear in the proceedings of ASRU-2003, 8th biannual IEEE workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding, U.S. Virgin Islands, November 30 - December 3, 2003.
    73. Gökhan Tür and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Exploiting Unlabeled Utterances for Spoken Language Understanding. In the Proceedings of EUROSPEECH 2003, 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, Geneva, September 2003.
    74. Giuseppe Riccardi and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Active and Unsupervised Learning for Automatic Speech Recognition. In the Proceedings of EUROSPEECH 2003, 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, Geneva, September 2003.
    75. Gökhan Tür, Mazin Rahim, and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Active Labeling for Spoken Language Understanding. In the Proceedings of EUROSPEECH 2003, 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, Geneva, September 2003.
    76. Frederic Bechet, Giuseppe Riccardi, and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Multi-channel Sentence Classification for Spoken Dialogue Language Modeling. In the Proceedings of EUROSPEECH 2003, 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, Geneva, September 2003.
    77. Dilek Hakkani-Tür and Giuseppe Riccardi. A General algorithm for Word Graph Matrix Decomposition. In the Proceedings of ICASSP-2003, International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Hong Kong, April, 2003.
    78. Gokhan Tur, Robert E. Schapire and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Active Learning for Spoken Language Understanding. In the Proceedings of ICASSP-2003, International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Hong Kong, April, 2003.
    79. Gökhan Tür, Jerry Wright, Allen Gorin, Giuseppe Riccardi, and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Improving Spoken Language Understanding using Word Confusion Networks. In the Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2002), September 2002.
    80. Frederic Bechet, Jerry Wright, Allen Gorin, and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Named Entity Extraction from Spontaneous Speech in How May I Help You?. In the Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2002), September 2002.
    81. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Giuseppe Riccardi, Allen Gorin. Active Learning for Automatic Speech Recognition. In the Proceedings of International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2002), May, 2002.
    82. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Kemal Oflazer, Gökhan Tür. Statistical Morphological Disambiguation for Agglutinative Languages. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2000), August, 2000.
    83. Oflazer, K., Say, B. and Hakkani-Tür, D. A syntactic annotation scheme for Turkish. In the Proceedings of 10th International Conf. Turkish Linguistics (ICTL-2000), Aug. 2000.
    84. Gökhan Tür, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Kemal Oflazer, Name Tagging Using Lexical, Contextual and Morphological Information. In the Proceedings of the Workshop on Information Extraction Meets Corpus Linguistics at Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2000), May 2000, Athens, Greece.
    85. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gökhan Tür, Andreas Stolcke, Elizabeth Shriberg, Combining Words and Prosody for Information Extraction from Speech, In Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH'99), September 1999, Budapest, Hungary.
    86. Andreas Stolcke, Elizabeth Shriberg, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gökhan Tür, Modeling the Prosody of Hidden Events for Improved Word Recognition. In Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH'99), September 1999, Budapest, Hungary.
    87. Andreas Stolcke, Elizabeth Shriberg, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gökhan Tür, Ze'ev Rivlin, Kemal Sönmez, Combining Words and Speech Prosody for Automatic Topic Segmentation. In Proceedings of DARPA Broadcast News Transcription and Understanding Workshop, February 1999, Herndon, VA.
    88. Kemal Oflazer, Dilek Zeynep Hakkani-Tür, Gökhan Tür, Design for a Turkish Treebank. In Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL'99) Post-Conference Workshop on Linguistically Interpreted Corpora, June 12 1999, Bergen, Norway (Also available as Bilkent University, Computer Engineering and Information Science Technical Report BU-CEIS-9903, March 1999).
    89. Ramana Rao Gadde, Elizabeth Shriberg, Andreas Stolcke, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Gökhan Tür. Prosody Modeling for Speech Recognition and Understanding. In the proceedings of Hub-5 Conversational Speech Understanding Workshop, Baltimore, MD, June 10, 1999.
    90. Andreas Stolcke, Elizabeth Shriberg, Rebecca Bates, Mari Ostendorf, Dilek Hakkani, Madelaine Plauché, Gökhan Tür, Yu Lu. Automatic Detection of Sentence Boundaries and Disfluencies based on Recognized Words. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'98), November 30 - December 4, 1998, Sydney, Australia.
    91. Dilek Zeynep Hakkani, Gökhan Tür, Teruko Mitamura, Eric H. Nyberg 3rd, and Kemal Oflazer, Prototype Interlingua-Based MT System from English to Turkish. In the Proceedings of Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA-98), October 1998, Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Also in the Springer Verlag Lecture Notes for Computer Science series.
    92. Dilek Zeynep Hakkani. Implementation of a Wide-coverage Tactical Generator for Turkish. In the Proceedings of Student Session at European Summer School on Logic Language and Information (ESSLI'96), August 1996, Prague, Czech Republic.
    93. Dilek Zeynep Hakkani, Kemal Oflazer, Ilyas Cicekli. Tactical Generation in a Free Constituent Order Language. In the Proceedings of 8th International Workshop on Natural Language Generation (INLG'96), June 1996, Sussex, UK (Also available as Bilkent University, Computer Engineering and Information Science Technical Report BU-CEIS-9602, March 1996).

    Technical Reports

    1. Dilek Z. Hakkani-Tür, Kemal Oflazer , Gökhan Tür. Statistical Morphological Disambiguation for Agglutinative Languages. Bilkent University, Computer Engineering, Technical Report BU-CE-0002, January 2000.
    2. Gökhan Tür, Dilek Z. Hakkani-Tür, Kemal Oflazer. Statistical Modeling of Turkish for Automatic Topic Segmentation. Bilkent University, Computer Engineering, Technical Report BU-CE-0001, January 2000.
    3. Dilek Zeynep Hakkani, Gökhan Tür, Teruko Mitamura, Eric H. Nyberg 3rd, Kemal Oflazer. Issues in Generating Turkish from Interlingua. Technical Report CMU-LTI-97-152. Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Machine Translation, Pittsburgh, PA, September 1997.

    EMPLOYMENT

    September 2012 - today: Microsoft Research, Mountain View, CA. Senior Researcher.

    July 2010 - August 2012: Microsoft, Mountain View, CA. Principal Scientist.

    January 2006 - July 2010: International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA. Senior Researcher.

    February 2001 - December 2005: AT&T Labs-Research, Florham Park, NJ. Voice Enabled Services Lab, Senior Technical Staff Member.

    October 2000 - January 2001: Sabanci University, Istanbul, TURKEY. Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Post Doctoral Fellow.

    September 1994 - September 2000: Bilkent University, Ankara, TURKEY. Department of Computer Engineering and Information Sciences, Research and Teaching Assistant.

    July 1998 - July 1999: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA. Speech Technology and Research Laboratory, International Fellow.

    October 1997 - July 1998: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Department of Computer Science, Center for Language and Speech Processing, Visiting Scientist.

    June 1997 - September 1997: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. School of Computer Science, Language Technologies Institute (previously Center for Machine Translation), Visiting Scholar.

    June 1993 - July 1993: Otosan A.S., Istanbul, TURKEY. Computer Center, Summer Intern.

    July 1992 - August 1992: Ege University, Izmir, TURKEY. Computer Research and Application Center, Summer Intern.

    EDUCATION

    PhD, Department of Computer Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, August 2000.
    MSc, Department of Computer Engineering and Information Science, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, July 1996.
    BSc, Department of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, June 1994.

    AWARDS

    • IEEE Signal Procesing Society (IEEE SPS), 2008, Best Paper Award, awarded in January 2009: Giuseppe Riccardi and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Active Learning: Theory and Applications to Automatic Speech Recognition. IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing. Vol: 13, No: 4, pp: 504-511. July 2005.
    • ISCA Award for the best paper published in the Speech Communication Journal for 2004-2006, awarded in September 1007: "Combining active and semi-supervised learning for spoken language understanding", G. Tur, D. Hakkani-Tür, and R. Schapire Volume 45, issue 2, February 2005 Pages 171-186.
    • EURASIP-Speech Communication Journal, Best Paper Award, awarded in September 2007: "Combining active and semi-supervised learning for spoken language understanding", G. Tur, D. Hakkani-Tür, and R. Schapire Volume 45, issue 2, February 2005 Pages 171-186.
    • AT&T Software Excellence Award, "How May I Help You?" ACS Customer Care System, 2002.

    PATENTS

    1. Allen L. Gorin, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, and Giuseppe Riccardi. Method of Active Learning for Automatic Speech Recognition. US Patent Number 7,149,687.
    2. Dilek Z. Hakkani-Tür, Robert Elias Schapire, and Gokhan Tur. Active Learning for Spoken Language Understanding. US Patent Number 7,263,486.
    3. Dilek Z. Hakkani-Tür and Giuseppe Riccardi. System and Method of Word Graph Matrix Decomposition. US Patent Numbers 7,277,850 and 7,603,272.
    4. Gokhan Tur, Giuseppe Riccardi, Mazin G. Rahim and Dilek Hakkani-Tür. Active Learning process for spoken dialog systems. US Patent Number 7,292,976.
    5. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Mazin Rahim, and Gokhan Tur. Active Labeling for Spoken Language Understanding. US Patent Number 7,292,982.
    6. Tirso Alonso, Ilana Bromberg, Dilek Z. Hakkani-Tur, Barbara Hollister, Mazin G. Rahim, Giuseppe Riccardi, Lawrence L. Rose, Daniel L. Stern, Gokhan Tur, James Wilson. Reducing time for annotating speech data to develop a dialog application. US Patent Numbers 7,412,383 and 7,860,713.
    7. Dilek Z. Hakkani-Tur, Giuseppe Riccardi. System and method for unsupervised and active learning for automatic speech recognition. US Patent Numbers 7,533,019, 8,024,190, 8,155,960, and 8,504,363.
    8. Dilek Z. Hakkani-Tur, Mazin G. Rahim, Giuseppe Riccardi, Gokhan Tur. Active learning process for spoken dialog systems. US Patent Number 7,562,014.
    9. Dilek Z. Hakkani-Tur; Mazin G. Rahim, Gokhan Tur. Active labeling for Spoken Language Understanding. US Patent Numbers 7,562,017 and 7,949,525.
    10. Allen L. Gorin, Dilek Z. Hakkani-Tur, Giuseppe Riccardi, Gokhan Tur, Jeremy H. Wright. System and method of spoken language understanding using word confusion networks. US Patent Numbers 7,571,098 and 7,957,971.
    11. Ananlada Chotimongkol, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, and Gokhan Tur. Apparatus and method for spoken language understanding by using semantic role labeling. US Patent Number 7,742,911.
    12. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Robert E. Schapire, and Gokhan Tur. Active learning for spoken language understanding. US Patent Number 7,742,918.
    13. Dilek Hakkani-Tür and Gokhan Tur. Exploiting unlabeled utterances for spoken language understanding. US Patent Number 7,835,910.
    14. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Jackson Liscombe, and Giuseppe Riccardi. System and method for building emotional machines. US Patent Number 7,912,720 and 8,204,749.
    15. Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Robert E. Schapire, and Gokhan Tur. Combining active and semi-supervised learning for spoken language understanding. US Patent Number 8,010,357.
    16. Giuseppe DiFabbrizio, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Mazin G. Rahim, Bernard S. Renger, and Gokhan Tur. System and method of providing an automated data-collection in spoken dialog systems. US Patent Number 8,185,399.
    17. Ananlada Chotimongkol, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, and Gokhan Tur. System and method of semi-supervised learning for spoken language understanding using semantic role labeling . US Patent Numbers 8,321,220 and 8,548,805.
    18. Junlan Feng, Mazin Gilbert, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, and Gokhan Tur. Method and apparatus for compiling and querying a QA database. US Patent Number 8,412,514.
    19. Dilek Z. Hakkani-Tür, Yucel Saygin, Min Tang, and Gokhan Tur. Preserving privacy in natural language databases. US Patent Number 8,473,451.
    20. Lee Begeja, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio; David Gibbon, David Crawford, Dilek Hakkani-Tür, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Gokhan Tur. Library of existing spoken dialog data for use in generating new natural language spoken dialog systems. US Patent Number 8,478,589. 
    21. Alicia Abella, Brian Scott Amento, Dilek Z. Hakkani-Tür, Larry Stead, Gokhan Tur, Jay Wilpon, and Jeremy Huntley Wright. System and method for integrating and managing e-mail, voicemail, and telephone conversations using speech processing techniques. US Patent Number 8,542,803.

    22. Mike Atallah, Srinivas Bangalore, Dilek Z. Hakkani-Tur, Giuseppe Riccardi, Mercan Topkara, and Umut Topkara. Natural language watermarking. US Patent Number 8,589,148.

    GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

    1. DARPA, 2010-2011, PI, Projecting NLP tools accross languages without parallel data.
    2. NSF, CI-P, 2010-2011, PI, Towards a Consensus Representation for Understanding Structure of Multiparty Conversations.
    3. IARPA SCIL (Socio-Cultural Content In Language), 2009-2012, ICSI PI, subcontract to SRI International. Conversation analysis of face-to-face multi-party meetings and broadcast conversations in multiple languages.
    4. NSF IIS (Dispatcher's Assistant for Emergency First Response), 2008-2009, ICSI-PI, collaborative with U.C.Irvine. Emotion and intent determination for 911 call center conversations.
    5. AT&T Virtual University Research Initiative (VURI), 2009-2010, PI.
    6. DARPA CALO (Cognitive Agents that Learn and Organize), 2007-2009, ICSI PI, subcontract to SRI International. Multi-party meeting summarization.
    7. NSF SGER, 2006-2007, PI, Creation of a Goal-Oriented Human-Machine Spoken Dialog Corpus.
    8. DARPA GALE (Global Autonomous Language Exploitation), 2006-2009, ICSI Principal Research Scientist, subcontract to SRI International. Information distillation and automatic annotation of multilingual spoken and textual documents.

    TEACHING

    • Graduate course on Readings in Spoken Language Processing, UC Berkeley, EECS, Jan-April 2010 (with Nelson Morgan).
    • Graduate course on Topics in Statical Natural Language Processing, Sabanci University, Computer Engineering Department, July-August 2009 (with Kemal Oflazer and Gokhan Tur).
    • Tutorial on Spoken Language Understanding. ICASSP 2007, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 16, 2007. (with Gokhan Tur)
    • Tutorial on Adaptive Learning: From Supervised to Active Learning of Statistical Models for Natural Language and Speech Processing. ACL'04, 42nd Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Barcelona, Spain, July 21, 2004. (with Giuseppe Riccardi and Gokhan Tur)
    • Tutorial on Adaptive Learning: Technology and Challenges for Automatic Speech Recognition and Spoken Language Understanding. EUROSPEECH'03, 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, Geneva, Switzerland, August 31, 2003. (with Giuseppe Riccardi and Gokhan Tur)

    INVITED TALKS

    • Syntactic and Semantic Graphs for Information Distillation. BISC Seminar, Department of EECS, UC Berkeley, April 15, 2009.
    • Syntactic and Semantic Graphs for Language Understanding. Microsoft. November 16, 2007.
    • Spoken Language Understanding for Conversational Systems. Enterface 2007 (The SIMILAR NoE Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces). Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, August 7, 2007.
    • Information Distillation from Multi-lingual Audio and Textual Document Sources. ICSI NTL (Neural Theory of Language) meeting, May 4, 2007.
    • Beyond ASR 1-BEST: Using Word Confusion Networks In Spoken Language Understanding. NYC NLP Forum, New York University, New York, May 14, 2004.
    • Natural Language and Speech Processing. Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, August 6, 2000.
    • Statistical Language Modeling for Turkish. IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, July 10, 2000.
    • Natural Language and Speech Processing. College of Engineering, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey. July 18, 2000.

    PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Academic Activities

    • IEEE/ACL/ISCA Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT), 2010, chair.
    • IEEE Speech and Language Technical Committee (SLTC), elected member, 2009-2011.
    • NSF Proposal Reviewer, 2009
    • ASRU 2009, IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop, Publicity chair.
    • IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing 2008, Spoken Language Processing track chair.
    • IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing 2007, Spoken Language Processing track chair.
    • NSF Panelist, 2007
    • NAACL-HLT 2007, Human Language Technologies: The Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, publicity chair (speech)
    • IEEE/ACL 2006 Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies (SLT), demo session co-chair
    • Interspeech 2006, The Ninth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, reviewer, and Spoken Dialog Systems Area Chair
    • IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, Associate Editor, 2005-2007
    • ASRU 2005, IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop, publications chair
    • Journal of Speech Communication, Special Issue on Spoken Language Understanding, guest editor
    • AAAI 2005, Workshop on Spoken Language Understanding, co-chair
    • IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU-2005) Workshop, publications chair
    • ICSLP 2004, Eighth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, Special Session: "Towards Adaptive Machines: Active and Unsupervised Learning", organizer
    • HLT/NAACL 2004 Workshop on Spoken Language Understanding for Conversational Systems, co-chair
    • NEMLAP-2, 2nd International Conference on New Methods in Language Processing, local organization committee member
    • Program Committee Member or Reviewer for:
      • IEEE ICSC 2009, International Conference on Semantic Computing, technical program committee member
      • Interspeech 2009, The Eleventh International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, reviewer
      • EMNLP 2009, The 2009 Conference on Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing, program committee member
      • NAACL-HLT 2009, Human Language Technologies: The Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, reviewer
      • ACL 2009, The 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Program Committte Member
      • ICASSP 2009, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, reviewer
      • IEEE/ACL 2008 Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies (SLT), program committee member.
      • EMNLP 2008, The 2008 Conference on Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing, program committee member
      • Interspeech 2008, The Tenth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, reviewer
      • ACL 2008, The 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Program Committte Member
      • ACL 2008 workshop on Natural language processing and mobile devices, program committee member.
      • ICASSP 2008, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, reviewer
      • Interspeech 2007, The Ninth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, reviewer
      • NAACL-HLT 2007 workshop on Bridging the Gap: Academic and Industrial Research in Dialogue Technologies, Program Committte Member
      • NAACL-HLT 2007, Human Language Technologies: The Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, reviewer
      • ICASSP 2007, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, reviewer
      • IEEE/ACL 2006 Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies (SLT), program committee member.
      • ICASSP 2006, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, reviewer
      • ASRU 2005, IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop, reviewer
      • HLT-EMNLP 2005, Human Language Technology Conference and Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, reviewer
      • IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU-2005) Workshop, reviewer
      • ICASSP 2005, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, reviewer
      • ICSLP 2004, Eighth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, program committee member
      • ACL 2004, 42nd Meeting of the ACL, program committee member
      • HLT/NAACL 2004, Human Language Technology Conference / North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics annual meeting, program committee member
      • ISCIS 2003, 18th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, program committee member
      • ICSLP 2002, Seventh International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, Special Session on Call Classification and Routing, program committee member
      • NAACL 2001, Second Meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, program committee member
      • Reviewed several papers for:
        • Natural Language Engineering Journal,
        • Journal of Speech Communication,
        • Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR),
        • Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing,
        • IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing,
        • Computer Speech and Language Journal.

      Professional Societies

      • Member, IEEE.
      • Member, IEEE Signal Processing Society.
      • Member, ACL (The Association for Computational Linguistics).
      • Member, ISCA (International Speech Communication Association).
      • Elected Member, 2007-2009, IEEE Signal Processing Society, Speech and Language Technical Committee (Role: HLT & ACL Liaison).

      Thesis Committees

      • Sebastien Cuendet, EPFL, October 2006, MSc.
      • Jackson Liscombe, Columbia Univ., June 2007, PhD.
      • Mercan Topkara, Purdue Univ. , July 2007, PhD.
      • Kamand Kamangar, EPFL, October 2007, MSc.
      • Teemu Hirsimaki, Helsinki University of Technology, May 2009, pre-examiner, PhD.
      • Reyyan Yeniterzi, Sabanci University, August 2009, MSc.

      Community Activities

      • Mentor, Young Science Achievers Program (YSAP), 2003 and 2004.
      • Judge, New york Academy of Sciences, Science and Engineering Fair, NY City, 2003.
      • Library Committee Member, AT&T Shannon Library, January 2004-December 2005.