About Me

I’m a PhD student at Bielefeld University in the Dialogue Systems Group headed by Prof. David Schlangen. I’m also a member of the Cognitive Interaction Technology Center of Excellence (CITEC) graduate school. Previously I earned a M.S. in computer vision and B.S. in computer science, both from Lanzhou University in China.

E-mail: ting.han[AT]uni-bielefeld.de

Research

I’m interested in enabling AIs to understand natural human communications. My current research focuses on exploring how natural language informs the interpretation of co-verbal gestures.

Keywords: Multimodal interactions, natural language processing, co-verbal gestures

Open-source corpora

Publications

  1. A Corpus of Natural Multimodal Spatial Scene Descriptions.
    Ting Han and David Schlangen. The 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC18), 7-12 May 2018, Miyazaki, Japan. pdf bib

  2. Placing Objects in Gesture Space: Toward Real-Time Understanding of Spatial Descriptions
    Ting Han, Casey Kennington and David Schlangen. The thrity-second AAAI conference on artificial intelligence (AAAI18), Feburary 2-7, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 2018. pdf bib

  3. Draw and Tell: Multimodal Descriptions Outperform Verbal- or Sketch-Only Descriptions in an Image Retrieving Task
    Ting Han and David Schlangen. Inproceedings of the 8th international joint conference of natural language processing (IJCNLP17), Taipei, Taiwan, 2017. PUB

  4. Natural Language Informs the Interpretation of Iconic Gestures: A Computational Approach
    Ting Han, Julian Hough, and David Schlangen. Inproceedings of the 8th international joint conference of natural language processing (IJCNLP17), Taipei, Taiwan, 2017. PUB

  5. Temporal Alignment Using the Incremental Unit Framework
    Casey Kenninton, Ting Han, and David Schlangen, Proceedings of 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, Glasgow, Scotland, November 13-17th, 2017 (ICMI17). PUB

  6. Grounding Language by Continuous Observation of Instruction Following
    Ting Han and David Schlangen, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), Valencia: 491-496, 2017. PUB

  7. Building and Applying Perceptually-Grounded Representations of Multimodal Scene Descriptions
    Ting Han, Casey Kennington, and David Schlangen, Proceedings of the 19th SemDial Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (goDIAL) 2015. PUB

  8. A Corpus of Virtual Pointing Gestures
    Ting Han, Spyros Kousidis, and David Schlangen, Presented at the REFNET Workshop on Computational and Psychological Models of Reference Comprehension and Production, Edinburgh 2014. [Poster] PUB

  9. Towards Automatic Understanding of ‘Virtual Pointing’ in Interaction
    Ting Han, Spyros Kousidis, and David Schlangen, Proceedings of the 18th SemDial Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (DialWatt), Posters. Herriot-Watt University; 2014: 188-190. [poster] PUB

  10. A Fast Dark Channel Prior-Based Depth Map Approximation Method for Dehazing Single Images
    Ting Han and Yi Wan. In International Conference on Information Science and Technology (ICIST), 2013, pages 1355–1359. PUB

Experience