City University of Hong Kong
The Dialogue Systems Group

Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics

Flora Fenfen Le visits the DSG
Thursday, 08 July 2010 16:10

Flora Fenfen Le is visiting the DSG in order to carry out refinements and analysis of a corpus of Chinese English text.

Prof Kiyong Lee visiting the DSG
Thursday, 08 July 2010 16:08

Professor Kiyong Lee returns to the Dialogue Systems Group throughout July in order to continue collaboration on mark-up guidelines for annotating time, space and events in text.

DSG Meeting with Dr. Clement Tsang
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 23:35

Dr. Clement Tsang is going to meet with us this week to have a look at our demo and discuss possible future collaboration. He is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST). Before joining MUST, he worked as a researcher in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and as a Health Promotion Officer at the Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion.

New Dialogue System Demo
Thursday, 10 June 2010 08:24

Our latest demonstration dialogue system is now available for public access. The system provides an interface to the Medical Subject Headings database and currently provides definitions for medical terminology. Detailed instructed instructions for connecting to the system using a softphone are available here.

Dr. Raquel Fernandez's visit to the DSG
Thursday, 11 March 2010 16:17

Dr. Raquel Fernandez is joining the research group during March 2010, as a Visiting Fellow. She is an independent Research Fellow at the Institute for Logic, Language & Computation at the University of Amsterdam. She has worked as a researcher in the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford University, and in the Linguistics Department at the University of Potsdam. She is one of the founding and managing editors of the new international journal "Dialogue & Discourse" ( and co-president of the SemDial Board overseeing the organization of the Workshop Series on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue ( She holds a Master's in Cognitive Science and a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics from King's College London.

DSG meeting on 2010-01-27
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 14:27
  • Time: 3:30 - 4:30
  • Venue: B7603
  • Agenda
    • Director's report (Alex)
    • RAMCORP (Xiaoyue and Sebastian)
      • Experiment and progress
      • Text-based DM
    • MESH (Jonathon)
      • Construction
      • Classification
    • SSM (Alex and Norman)
    • ATE (Maggie)
    • CV (John)
    • AOB
Dr David Traum joined the DSG as Affiliated Member
Saturday, 23 January 2010 18:33

Dr David Traum of the University of Southern California joined the DSG as an Affiliated Member on 18 January 2010.

Extended DSG meeting on 19 January 2010
Saturday, 23 January 2010 18:24

The DSG had an extended meeting on 19 January during ICGL2010 with the following DSG members:

  • Dr Alex Fang, CityU
  • Prof Harry Bunt, Tilburg U
  • Dr Sebastian Fleissner, CityU
  • Prof Nancy Ide, Vassar College
  • Prof Kiyong Lee, Korea U
  • Mr John Li, CityU
  • Ms Cynthia Liu, CityU
  • Prof Alan Melby, Brigham Young U
  • Mr Norman Goalby, CityU
  • Dr Jonathon Read, CityU
  • Dr David Traum, U of Southern California
  • Prof Jonathan Webster, CityU
  • Ms Maggie Zhang, CityU


The following were also present at the meeting:

  • Dr David DeVault, U of Southern California
  • Ms Olga Petukhova, Tilburg U
  • Ms Kara Warburton, ISO TC37/IBM Canada
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