What Do I Like?

I'm interested in dialog systems, computational creativity, interactive narrative, and applied speech technologies: prosody and its semantic implications, among other things.

What Am I Working On?

I'm making an AI that makes up a new story with you. Specifically, I am working on creating a computational improvisational system where the agent co-creates a story along with the user in real time. I am part of the Entertainment Intelligence Lab, advised by Dr. Mark Riedl.


[2014] [2015] [2016][2017][2018]


  • LJ Martin, S Sood, and MO Riedl. Dungeons and DQNs: Toward Reinforcement Learning Agents that Play Tabletop Roleplaying Games, AAAI Workshop on Intelligent Narrative Technologies (INT), Edmonton, AB, Canada. (pdf)
  • LJ Martin, P Ammanabrolu, X Wang, W Hancock, S Singh, B Harrison, and MO Riedl. Event Representations for Automated Story Generation with Deep Neural Nets, Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-18), New Orleans, LA. (pdf, poster, code)


  • LJ Martin, P Ammanabrolu, X Wang, S Singh, B Harrison, M Dhuliawala, P Tambwekar, A Mehta, R Arora, N Dass, C Purdy, and MO Riedl Improvisational Storytelling Agents, NIPS 2017 Workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity and Design, Long Beach, CA. (pdf, poster)
  • LJ Martin, P Ammanabrolu, W Hancock, S Singh, B Harrison, and MO Riedl. Event Representations for Automated Story Generation with Deep Neural Nets, KDD 2017 Workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity, Halifax, NS, Canada. (arXiv, slides)


  • LJ Martin, B Harrison, MO Riedl. Improvisational Computational Storytelling in Open Worlds, Ninth International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS 2016) / INT 9, Los Angeles, CA. (pdf)


  • LJ Martin, A Wilkinson, SS Miryala, V Robison, AW Black. Utterance Classification in Speech-to-Speech Translation for Zero-Resource Languages in the Hospital Administration Domain, 2015 IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop (ASRU 2015), Scottsdale, AZ. (pdf)


  • L Martin, M Stone, F Metze, J Mostow. A Methodology for Using Crowdsourced Data to Measure Uncertainty in Natural Speech. 2014 IEEE Spoken Language Technology Workshop (SLT 2014), South Lake Tahoe, NV. (pdf)
  • S Moon, S Potdar, L Martin. Identifying Student Leaders from MOOC Discussion Forums through Language Influence. EMNLP 2014 Workshop on Analysis of Large Scale Social Interaction in MOOCs, Doha, Qatar. (pdf)
  • S Cosentino, S Burger, L Martin, F Metze, T Kishi, K Hashimoto, S Sessa, M Zecca, A Takanishi. A multisensory non-invasive system for laughter analysis. 36th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, Chicago, IL. (pdf)
  • N Wolfe, VV Vemuri, LJ Martin, F Metze, AW Black. Applause: A Learning Tool for Low-Resource Languages. Designing Speech and Language Interactions Workshop (CHI 2014), Toronto, Canada. (pdf)
  • S Yu, L Jiang, Z Mao, X Chang, X Du, C Gan, Z Lan, Z Xu, X Li, Y Cai, A Kumar, Y Miao, L Martin, N Wolfe, S Xu, H Li, M Lin, Z Ma, Y Yang, D Meng, S Shan, PD Sahin, S Burger, F Metze, R Singh, B Raj, T Mitamura, R Stern, A Hauptmann. Informedia@ TRECVID 2014 MED and MER. TrecVID 2014, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. (pdf)