Dialog Manager


Dialog Manager

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  • Dialogue manager

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See also:

Dialog ManagementDialog Management MiddlewareDialog Management ModuleOlympus/Ravenclaw Dialog Management Framework | OwlSpeak


Gaussian processes for fast policy optimisation of POMDP-based dialogue managers M Gaši?, F Jur?í?ek, S Keizer, F Mairesse… – Proceedings of the 11th …, 2010 – dl.acm.org Abstract Modelling dialogue as a Partially Observable Markov Decision Process (POMDP) enables a dialogue policy robust to speech understanding errors to be learnt. However, a major challenge in POMDP policy learning is to maintain tractability, so the use of … Cited by 34 Related articles All 20 versions

Effective handling of dialogue state in the hidden information state POMDP-based dialogue manager M Gaši?, S Young – ACM Transactions on Speech and Language …, 2011 – dl.acm.org Abstract Effective dialogue management is critically dependent on the information that is encoded in the dialogue state. In order to deploy reinforcement learning for policy optimization, dialogue must be modeled as a Markov Decision Process. This requires that … Cited by 29 Related articles All 8 versions

Modelling user behaviour in the HIS-POMDP dialogue manager S Keizer, M Gaši?, F Mairesse… – … , 2008. SLT 2008. …, 2008 – ieeexplore.ieee.org ABSTRACT In the design of spoken dialogue systems that are robust to speech recognition and interpretation errors, modelling uncertainty is crucial. Recently, Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDPs) have been shown to provide a well-founded … Cited by 21 Related articles All 15 versions

Dialog manager based on the VoiceXML interpreter S Ondáš, J Juhár – Proc. 6th Intern. Conference DSP-MCOM, Košice, 2005 – irkr.tuke.sk Abstract-The article deals with theory of dialogue management units and VoiceXML interpreters. Our goal is to develop the Voice platform with dialogue management unit based on the VoiceXML interpreter that fully supports VoiceXML v2. 0. We have started from the … Cited by 14 Related articles

FLoReS: a forward looking, reward seeking, dialogue manager F Morbini, D DeVault, K Sagae, J Gerten… – Natural Interaction with …, 2014 – Springer Abstract We present FLoReS, a new information-state-based dialogue manager, making use of forward inference, local dialogue structure, and plan operators representing subdialogue structure. The aim is to support both advanced, flexible, mixed initiative interaction and … Cited by 18 Related articles All 8 versions

Bayes net prototype-the hidden information state dialogue manager S Young, J Williams, J Schatzmann, M Stuttle… – TALK-Talk and Look: …, 2006 – Citeseer Talk and Look: Tools for Ambient Linguistic Knowledge IST-507802 Deliverable 4.3 … Project funded by the European Community under the Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development … The deliverable identification sheet is to be found on the … Cited by 17 Related articles All 6 versions

Dium–an incremental dialogue manager that can produce self-corrections O Buß, D Schlangen – Proceedings of SemDial 2011 (Los …, 2011 – pub.uni-bielefeld.de Abstract Incremental processing offers the potential for dialogue systems to produce more natural, spontaneous conversational behaviour. This processing strategy comes at a price, though, which is that processing results may have to be revised when more input … Cited by 12 Related articles All 5 versions

POMDP-based dialogue manager adaptation to extended domains M Gašic, C Breslin, M Henderson, D Kim… – Proceedings of …, 2013 – mi.eng.cam.ac.uk Abstract Existing spoken dialogue systems are typically designed to operate in a static and well-defined domain, and are not well suited to tasks in which the concepts and values change dynamically. To handle dynamically changing domains, techniques will be … Cited by 15 Related articles All 12 versions

Practical dialogue manager development using POMDPs TH Bui, BW van Schooten, DHW Hofs – 2007 – eprints.eemcs.utwente.nl Abstract Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDPs) are attractive for dialogue management because they are made to deal with noise and partial information. This paper addresses the problem of using them in a practical development cycle. We … Cited by 9 Related articles All 11 versions

A dialogue manager for multimodal human-robot interaction and learning of a humanoid robot D Sanders, H Holzapfel – Industrial Robot: An International …, 2008 – emeraldinsight.com Purpose-This paper aims to give an overview of a dialogue manager and recent experiments with multimodal human-robot dialogues. Design/methodology/approach-The paper identifies requirements and solutions in the design of a human-robot interface. The … Cited by 9 Related articles All 3 versions

A statistical dialog manager for the LUNA project. D Griol, G Riccardi, E Sanchis – INTERSPEECH, 2009 – researchgate.net Abstract In this paper, we present an approach for the development of a statistical dialog manager, in which the system response is selected by means of a classification process which considers all the previous history of the dialog to select the next system response. In … Cited by 8 Related articles All 4 versions

Evaluation of an information state-based dialogue manager A Roque, H Ai, D Traum – brandial’06, 2006 – books.google.com Evaluation of an Information State-Based Dialogue Manager Antonio Roque, Hua Ai†, and David Traum USC Institute for Creative Technologies† Intelligent Systems Program 13274 Fiji Way University of Pittsburgh Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 210 S. Bouquet, Pittsburgh PA 15260 … Cited by 6 Related articles All 7 versions

Integrating owl ontologies with a dialogue manager G Pérez, G Amores, P Manchón, F Gómez… – … del Lenguaje Natural, 2006 – sepln.org Abstract: This paper describes the integration of OWL ontologies as external knowledge resources for dialogue systems. The current work focuses on implementing a domain- independent agent whose role is to deal with any ontology without losing expressivity, by … Cited by 8 Related articles All 7 versions

An Online Generated Transducer to Increase Dialog Manager Coverage. J Planells, LF Hurtado, E Sanchis, E Segarra – INTERSPEECH, 2012 – edecan.dsic.upv.es Abstract This paper presents a new approach for dynamically increasing the coverage of a Statistical Dialog Manager. A Stochastic Finite-State Transducer for dialog management is estimated using a dialog simulator. This corpusbased model can cover most typical user … Cited by 8 Related articles All 2 versions

System description: A dialogue manager supporting natural language tutorial dialogue on proofs M Buckley, C Benzmüller – UITP 2005 PRELIMINARY VERSION, 2005 – Citeseer Abstract The Dialog project investigates flexible natural language tutorial dialogue on mathematical proofs. Since the medium of communication is natural language dialogue, and since tutorial dialogues are by nature both flexible and unpredictable, it is essential to … Cited by 5 Related articles

Multimodal dialog system using hidden information state dialog manager K Kim, GG Lee – … of the ninth international conference on …, 2007 – isoft.postech.ac.kr ABSTRACT This demo presents a multimodal dialog system that uses Hidden Information State (HIS) approach to manage the human-machine multimodal interaction. HIS dialog manager is a variation of classic Partially Observable Markov Decision Process (POMDP), … Cited by 5 Related articles All 4 versions

Promoting extension and reuse in a spoken dialog manager: An evaluation of the queen’s communicator P Hanna, I O’neill, C Wootton, M Mctear – ACM Transactions on Speech …, 2007 – dl.acm.org Abstract This article describes how an object-oriented approach can be applied to the architectural design of a spoken language dialog system with the aim of facilitating the modification, extension, and reuse of discourse-related expertise. The architecture of the … Cited by 7 Related articles All 3 versions

An information state-based dialogue manager for making voice web smarter M Gatius, M González, E Comelles – Proceedings of the 16th …, 2007 – dl.acm.org Abstract In this paper we propose the integration of intelligent components technologies (natural language and discourse management) in voice web interfaces to make them smarter. We describe how we have integrated reusable components of dialogue … Cited by 5 Related articles All 12 versions

A methodology for domain dialogue engineering with the midiki dialogue manager LMM Quintal, PNM Sampaio – Text, Speech and Dialogue, 2007 – Springer Abstract Implementing robust Dialogue Systems (DS) supporting natural interaction with humans still presents challenging problems and difficulties. In the centre of any DS is its Dialogue Manager (DM), providing the functionalities which permit a dialogue to move … Cited by 5 Related articles All 4 versions

An information state-based dialogue manager for call for fire dialogues A Roque, D Traum – Proceedings of the 7th SIGdial Workshop on …, 2009 – dl.acm.org Abstract We present a dialogue manager for” Call for Fire” training dialogues. We describe the training environment, the domain, the features of its novel information state-based dialogue manager, the system it is a part of, and preliminary evaluation results. Cited by 5 Related articles All 13 versions

Creating a quality-improvement dialogue: utilizing knowledge from frontline staff, managers, and experts to foster health care quality improvement LE Parker, JAE Kirchner, LM Bonner… – Qualitative health …, 2008 – qhr.sagepub.com Page 1. Creating a Quality-Improvement Dialogue: Utilizing Knowledge From Frontline Staff, Managers, and Experts to Foster Health Care Quality Improvement Louise E. Parker VA Center for Mental Health Care and Outcomes … Cited by 47 Related articles All 6 versions

An information state based dialogue manager for a mobile robot. M Quinderé, LS Lopes, AJS Teixeira – INTERSPEECH, 2007 – researchgate.net Abstract The paper focuses on an Information State (IS) based dialogue manager developed for Carl, an intelligent mobile robot. It uses a Knowledge Acquisition and Management (KAM) module that integrates information obtained from various interlocutors. This mixed- … Cited by 4 Related articles All 6 versions

Gaussian processes for POMDP-based dialogue manager optimization M Gasic, S Young – Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, …, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—A partially observable Markov decision process (POMDP) has been proposed as a dialogue model that enables automatic optimisation of the dialogue policy and provides robustness to speech understanding errors. Various approximations allow such a model … Cited by 11 Related articles All 5 versions

Demonstrating The Incremental Interaction Manager In An End-To-End “Lets Go!” Dialogue System EO Selfridge, PA Heeman, I Arizmendi… – IEEE Workshop on …, 2012 – 131.107.65.14 … ABSTRACT The Incremental Interaction Manager supports the use of in- cremental speech recognition with conventional turn-based dialogue managers. We demonstrate its use in a complete sta- tistical dialogue system in the “Lets Go” bus information do- main. … Cited by 3 Related articles All 9 versions

A theoretical framework for a user-centered spoken dialog manager S Ultes, T Heinroth, A Schmitt, W Minker – Proceedings of the Paralinguistic …, 2011 – Springer Abstract Dialog strategies have long since been handcrafted by dialog experts. Only within the last decade, research has moved to data-driven methods leading to statistical models. But still, most dialog systems make use solely of the spoken words and their semantics, … Cited by 5 Related articles All 5 versions

The Dialog manager a system for managing procedural knowledge R Anand, J Lee, K Miyamoto, L Mei… – Service Operations and …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—The Dialog Manager is a conversational web-based tool that helps organizations manage procedural knowledge. In the modern enterprise, procedural knowledge is of particular importance for service delivery organizations. The Dialog Manager helps … Cited by 4 Related articles

Developing dialogue managers from limited amounts of data V Rieser, O Lemon – Data-Driven Methods for Adaptive Spoken Dialogue …, 2012 – Springer Abstract One of the central problems in developing a spoken dialogue system (SDS) is in how the system makes the decision of “what to say next” at any specific point in a conversation. This selection of an appropriate action is the core problem of dialogue … Cited by 3 Related articles All 4 versions

The hidden information state dialogue manager: a real-world POMDP-based system S Young, J Schatzmann, B Thomson… – Proceedings of Human …, 2007 – dl.acm.org Abstract The Hidden Information State (HIS) Dialogue System is the first trainable and scalable implementation of a spoken dialog system based on the Partially-Observable Markov-Decision-Process (POMDP) model of dialogue. The system responds to n-best … Cited by 2 Related articles All 10 versions

Investigating clarification strategies in a hybrid POMDP dialog manager S Varges, S Quarteroni, G Riccardi… – Proceedings of the 11th …, 2010 – dl.acm.org Abstract We investigate the clarification strategies exhibited by a hybrid POMDP dialog manager based on data obtained from a phone-based user study. The dialog manager combines task structures with a number of POMDP policies each optimized for obtaining … Cited by 2 Related articles All 12 versions

A generic spoken dialogue manager applied to an interactive 2d game A Corradini, C Samuelsson – Perception in Multimodal Dialogue Systems, 2008 – Springer Abstract A generic dialogue manager, previously used in real-world spoken language applications for databases and call-routing, was redeployed in an existing spoken language interface to a 2D game system, which required spatial reasoning, absent in previous … Cited by 2 Related articles All 9 versions

Dialogue manager for a NLIDB for solving the semantic ellipsis problem in query formulation R Santaolaya – Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and …, 2010 – Springer Abstract A query written in natural language (NL) may involve several linguistic problems that cause a query not being interpreted or translated correctly into SQL. One of these problems is implicit information or semantic ellipsis, which can be understood as the … Cited by 3 Related articles All 4 versions

Incremental on-line adaptation of POMDP-based dialogue managers to extended domains M Gašic, D Kim, P Tsiakoulis… – Proceedings of …, 2014 – mazsola.iit.uni-miskolc.hu Abstract An important property of open domain spoken dialogue systems is their ability to deal with a set of new, previously unseen, concepts introduced in the conversation. The dialogue manager must then quickly learn how to talk about the new concepts using its … Cited by 6 Related articles All 9 versions

The OwlSpeak Adaptive Spoken Dialogue Manager T Heinroth, W Minker – Introducing Spoken Dialogue Systems into …, 2013 – Springer Abstract The conceptual basis of the OwlSpeak ASDM is explained in this chapter. We discuss the prototype and describe the implementation of the functionalities that have been derived from the seven levels of adaptation presented in Chap. 3. The functional … Cited by 2 Related articles

Vidiam: Corpus-based development of a dialogue manager for multimodal question answering B Van Schooten, R op den Akker – Interactive Multi-modal Question- …, 2011 – Springer Abstract This chapter describes the Vidiam project, which covered the development of a dialogue management system for multimodal question answering (QA) dialogues, as carried out in the IMIX project. The approach followed was datadriven, ie, corpus-based. Since … Cited by 2 Related articles All 14 versions

A dialog action manager for automatic crisis management D Datcu, L Rothkrantz – … of the 6th International Conference on …, 2008 – iscramlive.org … In the paper [4] the authors propose a Bayesian approach for the handling the user model and the dialog manager policy for a more natural human communication with a robotic wheelchair. The result is a robust dialog manager … Cited by 4 Related articles All 9 versions

A Dialogue Manager supporting Natural Language Tutorial Dialogue on Proofs M Buckley, C Benzmüller – Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer …, 2006 – Citeseer Abstract The Dialog project investigates flexible natural language tutorial dialogue on mathematical proofs. Due to the flexible and unpredictable nature of tutorial dialogue in natural language it is essential to include a sophisticated, dedicated dialogue manager to … Cited by 1 Related articles

Prototyping Dialogues with Midiki: An Information State Update Dialogue Manager LMM Quintal, PNM Sampaio – Text, Speech and Dialogue, 2009 – Springer Abstract The context of the work presented in this paper is related to the design of systems and interfaces which enable natural language interaction between a person and a machine, through the use of Dialogue Managers (DM). Any practical DM must incorporate a model … Cited by 1 Related articles All 7 versions

Log-linear dialog manager H Tang, S Watanabe, TK Marks… – Acoustics, Speech and …, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org ABSTRACT We design a log-linear probabilistic model for solving the dialog management task. In both planning and learning we optimize the same objective function: the expected reward. Rather than performing full policy optimization, we perform on-line estimation of … Cited by 3 Related articles All 8 versions

An Adaptive Domain Knowledge Manager for Dialogue Systems. PP Filipe, L Morgado, NJ Mamede – ICEIS (5), 2007 – inesc-id.pt … If the goal is to make the system work in the field, then performance and real time operation become key factors, and the dialogue manager should drive the user to speak in a constrained way. Under these circumstances, the interaction model will be simple. … Cited by 3 Related articles All 3 versions

A Distributed Multi-Session Dialog Manager with a Dynamic Grammar Parser V Catania, R Di Natale, AR Intilisano… – International Journal of …, 2013 – ijitcs.com Abstract: In recent years the Spoken Language Processing field has been rapidly growing. Several humanmachine systems with different characteristics have been developed, most of them without a distributed and scalable architecture. For instance, Olympus framework at … Cited by 1 Related articles All 2 versions

Sightseeing guidance systems based on WFST-based dialogue manager T Misu, C Hori, K Ohtake, E Mizukami… – … Dialogue Systems for …, 2010 – Springer Abstract We are developping a spoken dialogue system that help the users through spontaneous interactions on sightseeing guidance domain. The systems are constructed on our framework of weighted finite-state transducer (WFST) based dialogue manager. The … Related articles All 7 versions

Event-Based Dialogue Manager for Multimodal Systems S Ondáš, J Juhár – Emergent Trends in Robotics and Intelligent Systems, 2015 – Springer Abstract The proposed paper introduces a newly-designed and developed dialogue manager for multimodal dialogue systems and robotics applications. It is the distributed event-driven manager which operates in common data space. For sharing knowledge … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

Results from an Evaluation of a Dialogue Manager M Hajdinjak, F Mihelic – COST278 Final Workshop and ITRW on …, 2005 – isca-speech.org Abstract We give the results from an evaluation of the dialogue manager of a developing, Slovenian and Croatian spoken dialogue system for weather-information retrieval. The results are based on two Wizard-of-Oz experiments and the application of the PARADISE … Related articles All 3 versions

Integrating OWL ontologies with a dialogue manager G Pérez García, JG Amores Carredano… – … del lenguaje natural, nº …, 2006 – rua.ua.es Este artículo describe la integración de ontologías en formato OWL como fuentes de conocimiento externas de un sistema de diálogo. El presente trabajo se centra en conseguir un agente que gestione cualquier ontología independientemente del dominio y sin perder … Related articles

Statistical Dialog Manager Design Tool for Health Screening and Assessments U Yasavur, C Lisetti, N Rishe – Intelligent Virtual Agents, 2014 – Springer Abstract We focus on creating a programming tool which enables to create dialog managers for speech-enabled IVA applications in the standardized health screening and assessment domain. Our approach aims to bridge the gap between the intelligent virtual agents (IVA) … Related articles All 4 versions

Enabling customizable service-based procedural knowledge applications—An service-orientation for Dialog Manager L Mei, Q Li, R Anand, J Lee, F Li… – Service Operations and …, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract-The Dialog Manager is a conversational web based tool that helps organizations manage procedural knowledge. A dialog is a visual knowledge representation of certain procedural knowledge enriched with interactive guides. To empower the usage of dialog, … Related articles All 2 versions

A Chatbot Dialogue Manager-Chatbots and Dialogue Systems: A Hybrid Approach A Woudenberg – 2014 – dspace.learningnetworks.org Conversational software, that is software with which a user can converse in a natural language such as English or Dutch, can be classified into two distinct categories: chatbots and dialogue systems. Both categories of systems have their advantages and … Related articles All 3 versions

A Cognitive Dialogue Manager for Education Purposes R Pirrone, V Cannella, G Russo… – Diana Perez-Marin and …, 2011 – books.google.com ABSTRACT A conversational agent is a software system that is able to interact with users in a natural way, and often uses natural language capabilities. In this chapter, an evolution of a conversational agent is presented according to the definition of dialogue management … All 3 versions

Evaluation of a dialogue manager for a mobile robot M Quindere, L Seabra Lopes… – RO-MAN, 2013 …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—This paper presents an evaluation of the dialogue manager (DM) used on Carl, a prototype of an intelligent service robot, designed and developed having in mind hosting tasks in a building or event. The developed DM, based on the “Information State” … Cited by 1 Related articles

Gaussian processes for POMDP-based dialogue manager optimisation M Ga²i, S Young – 2013 – mi.eng.cam.ac.uk Abstract A partially observable Markov decision process (POMDP) has been proposed as a dialogue model that enables automatic optimisation of the dialogue policy and provides robustness to speech understanding errors. Various approximations allow such a model … Related articles

HIS-OwlSpeak: A Model-Driven Dialogue Manager with Multiple Control Modes S Ultes, W Minker – … (IE), 2013 9th International Conference on, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—In this paper, we present HIS-OwlSpeak, a modeldriven dialogue manager for Intelligent Environments. It aims at providing a unified platform offering different modes of dialogue control, ie, rule-based and probabilistic. For this, the Hidden Information State ( … Related articles All 3 versions

A task-independent stochastic dialog manager for the EDECAN project FT Goterris – researchgate.net Abstract The adaptation of a stochastic dialog manager to work in a new domain is presented. A dialog manager, previously developed to attend a specific task (queries about train services), has been modified to be used in a different domain (a sport courts booking … Related articles All 4 versions

System Description: A Dialogue Manager Supporting Natural Language Tutorial Dialogue on Proofs MBC Benzmüller – researchgate.net Abstract The Dialog project investigates flexible natural language tutorial dialogue on mathematical proofs. Since the medium of communication is natural language dialogue, and since tutorial dialogues are by nature both flexible and unpredictable, it is essential to … Related articles All 5 versions

Implementing Social Filter Rules in a Dialogue Manager Using Statecharts J Brusk – Intelligent Virtual Agents, 2008 – Springer Abstract This paper presents an implementation of Prendinger and Ishizuka’s [3, 4] social filter rules using statecharts. Following their example, we have implemented a waiter character in a coffee-shop that can interact with a user-controlled customer and a system- … Related articles All 5 versions

Combining Expression and Content in Domains for Dialog Managers H Niemann – Citeseer Abstract We present work in progress on abstracting dialog managers from their domain in order to implement a dialog manager development tool which takes (among other data) a domain description as input and delivers a new dialog manager for the described domain … Related articles All 6 versions

[BOOK] Practical usage of ISPF dialog manager AS Rudd – 2012 – books.google.com Practical Usage of ISPF Dialog Manager is a concise and comprehensive source of information for the development of applications using IBM’s Dialog Management package. Dialog Manager is a vehicle for implementing dialogue applications (such as PDF- … All 3 versions

Cost-level integration of statistical and rule-based dialog managers S Watanabe, JR Hershey, TK Marks, Y Fujii… – … Annual Conference of …, 2014 – merl.com Abstract Statistical dialog managers can potentially make more robust decisions than their rule-based counterparts, because they can account for uncertainties due to errors in speech recognition and natural language understanding. In practice, however, statistical dialog … Cited by 1 Related articles All 6 versions

A Multimodal Adaptive Dialogue Manager for Depressive and Anxiety Disorder Screening: A Wizard-of-Oz Experiment K Tsiakas, L Watts, C Lutterodt, A Papangelis… – 2015 – iit.demokritos.gr ABSTRACT In this paper, we present an Adaptive Multimodal Dialogue System for Depressive and Anxiety Disorders Screening (DADS). The system interacts with the user through verbal and non-verbal communication to elicit the information needed to make … Related articles

Conversational Agency: The Trains-93 Dialogue Manager F TECFA – Citeseer ABSTRACT Designing an agent to participate in natural conversation requires more than just adapting a standard agent model to perceive and produce language. In particular, the model must be augmented with social attitudes (including mutual belief, shared plans, and … Related articles All 8 versions