2019
  • Curate and Generate: A Corpus and Method for Joint Control of Semantics and Style in Neural NLG. S. Oraby, V. Harrison, A. Ebrahimi, and M. Walker. To appear at ACL 2019. Florence, Italy. (paper)
  • Modeling and Computational Characterization of Twitter Customer Service Conversations. S. Oraby, M. Bhuiyan, P. Gundecha, J. Mahmud, R. Akkiraju. ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS) Journal, 2019. [Joint work with IBM Research] (paper)

  • 2018
  • Neural MultiVoice Models for Expressing Novel Personalities in Dialog. S. Oraby, L. Reed, S. TS, S. Tandon, and M. Walker. Interspeech 2018. Hyderabad, India. (paper)
  • Controlling Personality-Based Stylistic Variation with Neural Natural Language Generators. S. Oraby, L. Reed, S. Tandon, S. TS, S. Lukin, and M. Walker. SIGDIAL 2018. Melbourne, Australia. (paper)
  • Can Neural Generators for Dialogue Learn Sentence Planning and Discourse Structuring? L. Reed, S. Oraby, and M. Walker. INLG 2018. Tilburg, Netherlands. (paper)
  • Wait Signals Predict Sarcasm in Online Debates J. T. D’Arcey, S. Oraby, and J. Fox Tree. Psychonomics 2018. New Orleans, LA.
  • Exploring Conversational Language Generation for Rich Content about Hotels. M. Walker, A. Smither, S. Oraby, V. Harrison, H. Shemtov. LREC 2018. [Joint work with Google Research] (paper)
  • SlugNERDS: A Named Entity Recognition Tool for Open Domain Dialogue Systems. K. Bowden, J. Wu, S. Oraby, A. Misra, M. Walker. LREC 2018. (paper)
  • TNT-NLG, System 1: Using a Statistical NLG to Massively Augment Crowd-Sourced Data for Neural Generation. (E2E NLG Challenge System) S. Oraby, L. Reed, S. Tandon, S. TS, S. Lukin, and M. Walker. Proceedings of the E2E NLG Challenge 2018. (paper)
  • TNT-NLG, System 2: Data Repetition and Meaning Representation Manipulation to Improve Neural Generation. (E2E NLG Challenge System) S. Tandon, S. TS, S. Oraby, L. Reed, S. Lukin, and M. Walker. Proceedings of the E2E NLG Challenge 2018. (paper)

  • 2017
  • Slugbot: An Application of a Novel and Scalable Open Domain Socialbot Framework. K. Bowden, J. Wu, S. Oraby, A. Misra, M. Walker. 1st Annual Alexa Prize Competition 2017. (paper)
  • Combining Search with Structured Data to Create a More Engaging User Experience in Open Domain Dialogue. K. Bowden, S. Oraby, J. Wu, A. Misra, M. Walker. Search-Oriented Conversational AI at ICTIR 2017. (paper)
  • Harvesting Creative Templates for Generating Stylistically Varied Restaurant Reviews. S. Oraby, S. Homayon, M. Walker. Stylistic Variation Workshop at EMNLP 2017. Copenhagen, Denmark. (paper)
  • Chasing Rhetorical Cues to Sarcasm in Online Debate. S. Oraby and M. Walker. WiNLP at ACL 2017. Vancouver, Canada. (paper)
  • Are You Serious?: Rhetorical Questions and Sarcasm in Social Media Dialog. S. Oraby, V. Harrison, A. Misra, E. Riloff, M. Walker. SIGDIAL 2017. Saarbrucken, Germany. (paper)
  • Summarizing Dialogic Arguments from Social Media. A. Misra, S. Oraby, S. Tandon, S. Ts, P. Anand, M. Walker. SEMDIAL 2017. Saarbrucken, Germany. (paper)
  • Learning Lexical-Functional Patterns for First-Person Affect. L. Reed, J. Wu, S. Oraby, P. Anand, M. Walker. ACL 2017. Vancouver, Canada. (paper)
  • Data-Driven Dialogue Systems for Social Agents. K. Bowden, S. Oraby, A. Misra, J. Wu, S. Lukin. IWSDS 2017. Farmington, PA, USA. (paper)
  • How May I Help You? Modeling Twitter Customer Service Conversations Using Fine-Grained Dialogue Acts. S. Oraby, P. Gundecha, J. Mahmud, M. Bhuiyan, R. Akkiraju. IUI 2017. Limassol, Cyprus. [Joint work with IBM Research] (paper)
  • Characterizing and Modeling Linguistic Style in Dialogue for Intelligent Social Agents. S. Oraby. IUI Student Consortium 2017. Limassol, Cyprus. (paper)

  • 2016
  • Creating and Characterizing a Diverse Corpus of Sarcasm in Dialogue. S. Oraby, V. Harrison, L. Reed, E. Hernandez, E. Riloff, M. Walker. SIGDIAL 2016. Los Angeles, CA, USA. (paper)

  • 2015
  • And That's a Fact: Distinguishing Factual and Emotional Argumentation in Online Dialogue. S. Oraby, L. Reed, R. Compton, E. Riloff, M. Walker, S. Whittaker. 2nd Workshop on Argument Mining at NAACL 2015. Denver, CO, USA. (paper)

  • 2013
  • Finding Opinion Strength Using Rule-Based Parsing for Arabic Sentiment Analysis. S. Oraby, M. AbouElNasr, Y. ElSonbaty. Advances in Soft Computating and its Applications. 2013. (paper)
  • Exploring the Effects of Word Roots for Arabic Sentiment Analysis. S. Oraby, M. AbouElNasr, Y. ElSobnaty. IJCNLP 2013. Nagoya, Japan. (paper)