Welcome to the Speech, Language & Interactive Machines (SLIM) research group. We draw inspiration from linguistics and psychology to help guide our theoretical research and develop computational models of all aspects of spoken dialogue.
Director: Casey Kennington, PhD
The SLIM group has a theoretical as well as a practical aspect to it. We draw inspiration from linguistics and psychology to help guide our theoretical research and develop computational models of all aspects of spoken dialogue. We then implement practical dialogue systems (e.g., as digital personal assistants, robot commands, conversational chatbots, etc.) to evaluated the theories and improve people’s lives.
Wednesday, Jul 28th, 2021
2021 SLIM News and SuccessesWe’ve had a number of successes in the SLIM Group this year. First and foremost...
Friday, Jun 19th, 2020
Congratulations, Stacy (and other SLIM Group updates)Stacy Black successfully defender her master’s thesis entitled “Towards Unifying Grounded and Distributional Semantics Using...
Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2020
Congratulations, David!David McNeill successfully defended his master’s thesis entitled Do You Feel Me?: Learning Language from...
Monday, Sep 30th, 2019
Data Science, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence at Boise StateI recently talked to the Boise State AI Club about opportunities at Boise State University...
Monday, Sep 16th, 2019
Congratulations to Andrew and Aprajita!Andrew Rafla and Aprajita Shukla successfully defended their respective master’s project and thesis. Andrew worked...
Monday, Apr 1st, 2019
Boise Code Camp: Meaning in MachinesDr. Kennington gave a talk at the annual Boise Code Camp about how meaning of...
Sunday, Jul 8th, 2018
Congratulations to Kiran for finishing his MS in CSKiran successfully defended his thesis last month and finally finished the publication process, marking the...