Natural Language Generation and Dialogue Systems Research Group

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Ultes

The Natural Language Generation and Dialogue Systems Group conducts research within the broad field of Conversational AI and spoken dialogue systems focussing on methods and technology to realise natural voice-first interaction between humans and machines. Employing machine learning methods, the group's research addresses the following questions: which properties and abilities must a system have to act in a natural manner, which factors make the behaviour of the system to be perceived as natural, and how to realise this natural interaction from a technical point of view. In other words, the goal is to understand all factors that constitute “natural system behaviour” in the context of spoken interaction.