Iris Hendrickx has a background as researcher in computational linguistics and digital humanities. She has a wide experience in text mining, machine learning, building natural language processing applications such as automatic summarization and information extraction tools. After completing her PhD at Tilburg University, she has worked as a researcher at Antwerp University and Ghent University, Belgium and at the University of Lisbon in Portugal. Currently she works at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands on the BLISS (Behaviour-based Language-Interactive Speaking Systems) project.
BLISS demo: speaking with the computer to make you feel better
We present a demonstration of the BLISS dialogue system that can talk to people in Dutch about their happiness and wellbeing. We aim to develop language and speech technology that can extract information from the interaction about what makes people happy and makes people feel better. We offer the opportunity to try out the first baseline version of the BLISS dialogue system. By using the system you can help us collect speech examples that we will use to further develop the system.