My research interests lie in Natural Language Processing and its applications, in particular topics related to dialogue systems, conversation planning, and leading natural flowing conversation. In order to construct a human-like conversational agent, I also do some research on knowledge representation and reasoning, including the use of common sense knowledge and on-line knowledge extraction from the user's input throughout the conversation.
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Investigating Linguistic and Semantic Features for Turn-Taking Prediction in Open-Domain Human-Computer Conversation
Seyedeh Zahra Razavi , Benjamin Kane, Lenhart K. Schubert
In InterSpeech 2019, September 15, 2019, Graz, Austria
Discourse Behavior of Older Adults Interacting With a Dialogue Agent Competent in Multiple Topics
Seyedeh Zahra Razavi , Lenhart K. Schubert, Kimberly A. Van Orden, Mohammad Rafayet Ali
Dialogue Design and Management for Multi-Session Casual Conversation with Older Adults
Seyedeh Zahra Razavi , Lenhart K. Schubert, Benjamin Kane, Mohammad Rafayet Ali, Kimberly van Orden, and Tianyi Ma
In IUI Workshops 2019, March 20, 2019, Los Angeles, USA
A Virtual Conversational Agent for Teens with Autism: Experimental Results and Design Lessons
Mohammad Rafayet Ali, Seyedeh Zahra Razavi, Abdullah Al Mamun, Raina Langevin, Reza Rawassizadeh, Lenhart K. Schubert, and Mohammed Ehsan Hoque
Managing Casual Spoken Dialogue Using Flexible Schemas, Pattern Transduction Trees, and Gist-clauses
Seyedeh Zahra Razavi , Lenhart K. Schubert, Mohammad Rafayet Ali, and Mohammed Ehsan Hoque
In 5th Ann. Conf. on Advances in Cognitive Systems (ACS 2017), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, May 12-14, 2017.
The LISSA Virtual Human and ASD Teens: An Overview of Initial Experiments.
Seyedeh Zahra Razavi , Mohammad Rafayet Ali, Tristram H. Smith, Lenhart K. Schubert, and Mohammed Ehsan Hoque
In Proceeding of the 16th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2016), Sept. 20-13, 2016, Los Angeles, CA, pp. 460-463.
An automated virtual human for helping teens with ASD improve their conversational skills (abstract)
Seyedeh Zahra Razavi and Lenhart K. Schubert
In ACM New York Celebration of Women in Computing (NYCWiC 2017), RIT, Henrietta, NY, Apr. 21-22.
Designing an Automatic Dialogue Manager for a Virtual Conversational Agent., Position paper
Seyedeh Zahra Razavi
In Proceedings of Young Researchers Roundtable on Spoken Dialogue Systems (YRRSDS 2016), ICT, Los Angeles, Sept.16, 2016, pp. 22-23