Dialog Engines 2017


Notes:

  • Conversation engine
  • Conversational engine
  • Conversation system
  • Conversational systems

See also:

AIML GraphmasterConversational IntelligenceDialog Act & Chatbots | Dialog Server


A knowledge-grounded neural conversation model
M Ghazvininejad, C Brockett, MW Chang… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2017 – arxiv.org
Page 1. A Knowledge-Grounded Neural Conversation Model Marjan Ghazvininejad1* Chris Brockett2 Ming-Wei Chang2 Bill Dolan2 Jianfeng Gao2 Wen-tau Yih2 Michel Galley2 1Information Sciences Institute, USC 2Microsoft Research …

Developing a conversational virtual standardized patient to enable students to practice history-taking skills
K Maicher, D Danforth, A Price… – Simulation in …, 2017 – journals.lww.com
Introduction: Although traditional virtual patient simulations are designed to teach and assess clin.

SuperAgent: A Customer Service Chatbot for E-commerce Websites
L Cui, S Huang, F Wei, C Tan, C Duan… – Proceedings of ACL 2017 …, 2017 – aclweb.org
… party and third-party. First-party chatbots refer to conversation engines developed by large enterprises for their own busi- ness to improve customer service quality and re- duce overall customer service budget. This of- ten happens …

Differential Diagnosis Listing as Relevance Feedback: An Essential User Interface for Clinical Decision Support Systems
T Okumura, T Kajiyama… – Computer-Based Medical …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… feedback. Training data Diagnostic engine User Interface User Physician Input Output Findings CDSS Hierarchical list Operation Pop-up Dialogue log Dialogue engine Feedback Figure 2. Relation between components In related …

Sequence to Sequence Modeling for User Simulation in Dialog Systems
P Crook, A Marin – Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of …, 2017 – isca-speech.org
… those on which the data was collected. Our long-term aim in pursuing this work is the ability to of- fline measure incremental improvements of the dialog engine and check for regressions. Previous simulated users in the literature …

Perceived organizational affiliation and its effects on patient trust: Role modeling with embodied conversational agents
Z Zhang, TW Bickmore… – Patient education and …, 2017 – pec-journal.com
… Conversational agents are computer-animated characters that interact with patients using simulated face-to-face conversation, such as verbal behavior driven by a dialog engine and synchronized nonverbal conversational behavior including hand gestures, facial displays, and …

Towards Improving the Performance of Chat Oriented Dialogue System
R Jiang, RE Banchs – 2017 – oar.a-star.edu.sg
… The dialogue engine leverages on natural language processing tasks such as syntactic and semantic parsing, named entity recognition, dialogue act detection, polarity analysis, etc., as well as dialogue history and heuristic rules for analysis and inference to achieve better …

Embodied Conversational Agents
HH Huang – The Wiley Handbook of Human Computer Interaction – Wiley Online Library
… Section 3 is a brief history of ECAs. Since all ECA systems shares similar functionalities like natural language processing, dialogue engine, and character animation. There are activities in standardizing the components to ease the development of ECAs …

A Conversational Agent Powered by Online Learning
V Mendonça, FS Melo, L Coheur… – Proceedings of the 16th …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
… 2. SAY SOMETHING SMART Say Something Smart (SSS) is the dialogue engine behind the agent Filipe [1, 8]. Given a user request, SSS looks up for a set of answer candidates in a corpus of interactions and returns the best answer according to a combination of several …

Knowledge Acquisition
M Blackburn – courses.washington.edu
… communication practice, it could be useful for the dialog engine to recognize some poorly- formed utterances, for the purpose of providing feedback. For example, a learner who … this…’) Question: How would the dialog engine learn to recognize those poorly formed …

EHCTool: Managing Emotional Hotspots for Conversational Agents
T Sandbank, M Shmueli-Scheuer, J Herzig… – Proceedings of the …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
… If the dominant emotion score exceeds a predefined threshold, the conversation engine chooses a header ran- domly from a set of potential headers, and concatenates it as a prefix to the agent’s original response for the current turn …

A Robotic Cloud Advisory Service
D Poola, J Kapasi, S Venkateswaran – deepakpoola.com
… solutions based on client requirements. These set of candidate solutions are then processed via a cognitive conversational engine that a human domain expert can leverage to converge on the best-fit solution. While our method is …

Foodie fooderson a conversational agent for the smart kitchen
P Angara, M Jiménez, K Agarwal, H Jain… – Proceedings of the …, 2017 – migueljimenez.co
… meals. 5 DISCUSSION So far, we have described the architecture of our kitchen assis- tant Foodie, including its conversational engine and its connected components. Currently, a user can converse with Foodie via text or voice …

Online Learning for Conversational Agents
V Mendonça, FS Melo, L Coheur… – Portuguese Conference on …, 2017 – Springer
… To validate this hypothesis, we devised an experiment using an existing dialogue engine, Say Something Smart (SSS) [1, 15] … As our evaluation scenario, we decided to use Say Something Smart (SSS), the dialogue engine behind the open domain agent Filipe [2, 15] …

Math Reading Comprehension: Comparing Effectiveness of Various Conversation Frameworks in an ITS
KT Shubeck, Y Fang, X Hu – International Conference on Artificial …, 2017 – Springer
… AutoTutor Lite (ATL) utilizes a modular “shareable knowledge object” (SKO) framework that incorporates the AutoTutor-style conversation engine, which uses animated agents and NLP [9]. More than 60 unique SKOs (ATL modules) have been developed for the current …

Hierarchical Module Classification in Mixed-initiative Conversational Agent System
SXY Suzanna, LL Anthony – Proceedings of the 2017 ACM on …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
… responses. The pie-chart shows how well the hierarchical classification is performing at the top level of classifying a response as open or closed domain. 4.2 Infrastructure 4.2.1 Conversational Engine and Machine Learning. The …

Smart Home Monitoring System
MA VARMA – ijvesp.com
… The conversational engine is implemented as a Python module and the rest of the ele- ments are procured as native libraries accessible over a facade-interface for recognition and given for controlling. Bluetooth is a bundle-supportedpolicy with a master- slave structure …

CSE: U: Mixed-initiative Personal Assistant Agents
JW Buck – src.acm.org
… Our approach factors the domain-dependent components of the system (eg, the aspects of the dialog specific to the targeted domain) from the domain-independent com- ponents of the system (eg, the dialog engine and mange- ment) …

Personalized news conversations with the Softbank Pepper
J Gerbscheid, T Groot, J Wessels, R Wever… – uvahome.nl
… Future work can improve this by enriching the amount of commands and replies in the conversation engine and by making the opinion generation more robust. 4 Page 5. Contents 1 Abstract 4 2 Introduction 6 3 Theoretical Foundations 6 3.1 News Collection …

Curious Cat–Mobile, Context-Aware Conversational Crowdsourcing Knowledge Acquisition
L Bradeško, M Witbrock, J Starc, Z Herga… – ACM Transactions on …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
Page 1. 33 Curious Cat–Mobile, Context-Aware Conversational Crowdsourcing Knowledge Acquisition LUKA BRADE ?SKO, Jozef Stefan Institute and Jozef Stefan Postgraduate School, Ljubljana Slovenia MICHAEL WITBROCK …

That’sa Rap
S Olafsson, E Kimani, R Asadi, T Bickmore – International Conference on …, 2017 – Springer
… Interaction with the agents is driven using a hierarchical transition network-based dialogue engine, with user inputs to the conversation selected from a multiple-choice menu updated at each turn of the conversation (Figure 2). Agent non- verbal behavior for non-singing …

Wizard’s Apprentice: Cognitive Suggestion Support for Wizard-of-Oz Question Answering
J Ahn, P Watson, M Chang, S Sundararajan… – … Conference on Artificial …, 2017 – Springer
… the input box. When the wizard devices that the apprentice’s suggestion is inappropriate due to the limitations of the back-end conversation engine, she may “Dismiss” the suggestion and type an appropriate answer. If the suggestion …

Confiding in and Listening to Virtual Agents: The Effect of Personality
J Li, MX Zhou, H Yang, G Mark – … of the 22nd International Conference on …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
… sys- tem. A REP conducts a virtual interview with a user (inter- viewee) through a text-based chat user interface (c), pow- ered by two core engines: (a) psychological DNA engine and (b) conversation engine. The psychological …

Separating Representation, Reasoning, and Implementation for Interaction Management: Lessons from Automated Planning
ME Foster, RPA Petrick – Dialogues with Social Robots, 2017 – Springer
… dialogue (eg, greeting the user). The dialogue engine traverses the tree in a depth-first order, putting agents from the tree onto an execution stack and removing them when they are completed. The agents are defined through …

2. History of Conversational Systems
T Nishida – 2017 – ii.ist.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp
… VMF H Body Brain Sensory input Reactions Page 27. [Hayes?Roth 1998] Jennifer James Text Multi-modal dialogue engine Graphics Sound Cloud Page 28. [Mateas 1997] Oz project Personality Rich personality should infuse everything that a character does. What makes …

Condition monitoring of engine lubrication oil of military vehicles: A machine learning approach
VT Le, CP Lim, S Mohamed… – 17th Australian …, 2017 – search.informit.com.au
… Engine RPM (ENGRPM), Accelerator Pedal Position (APP), Ambient Temperature Inlet (ATI), Engine Temperature (ET), Engine Oil Temperature (EOT), Dialog engine Hour (DLEH), Odometer (ODO), Gear, Ambient Air Temperature (ATT), Engine Torque (ENT2), Fuel Usage …

Beyond cute: exploring user types and design opportunities of virtual reality pet games
C Lin, T Faas, L Dombrowski, E Brady – … of the 23rd ACM Symposium on …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
Page 1. 1 Beyond Cute: Exploring User Types and Design Opportunities of Virtual Reality Pet Games Chaolan Lin Department of Human-Centered Computing Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Indianapolis, Indiana lin98@iu.edu …

Starship Titanic and the Perils of Pythonesque Gaming
R Buerkle – Python beyond Python, 2017 – Springer
… It also features a custom-designed conversation engine that allows the player to speak with the game’s characters in natural English using a text-input interface (players type what they wish to say, while characters respond with pre-recorded passages of dialogue) … Engine Room …

Talk About Death: End of Life Planning with a Virtual Agent
D Utami, T Bickmore, A Nikolopoulou… – … on Intelligent Virtual …, 2017 – Springer
… designed a touchscreen tablet-based virtual agent that counsels terminally-ill patients on topics related to palliative care (Figure 1). The agent is animated in a 3D game engine and speaks using synthetic speech driven by a hierarchical transition network-based dialogue engine …

CHATBOTS–AN INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR PERSONALIZED COMMUNICATION, TRANSACTIONS AND SERVICES.
D Zumstein, S Hundertmark – IADIS International Journal on …, 2017 – search.ebscohost.com
… app like Facebook, Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat or Skype, or an app using text or speech input (eg Amazon Echo in step 2). The user request is recorded by a so-called Natural Language Parser (NLP; 3) and is translated into the programming language of the conversation engine …

Changing stigmatizing attitudes to mental health via education and contact with embodied conversational agents
J Sebastian, D Richards – Computers in Human Behavior, 2017 – Elsevier
… Using Blender we changed the avatar to represent a survivor of AN (Fig. 2 right). Our dialogue engine was used to manage the interaction. Unity3D was used to create an online version of the interaction that would allow participants easy access to the study …

Chatbot for Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service
BJ K?íž – is.muni.cz
Page 1. Masaryk University Faculty of Informatics Chatbot for Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service Master’s Thesis Bc. Jakub K?íž Brno, Spring 2017 Page 2. Masaryk University Faculty of Informatics Chatbot for Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service Master’s Thesis Bc. Jakub K?íž …

Implementation of a Bangla chatbot
TD Orin – 2017 – dspace.bracu.ac.bd
… match the query. 3.2 Chatterbot Based on machine learning, ChatterBot is a conversational dialog engine powered by 4 Python which is capable of giving responses based on a knowledge base. We choose this engine 4 https://github.com/gunthercox/ChatterBot Page 22 …

Detecting Egregious Conversations between Customers and Virtual Agents
T Sandbank, M Shmueli-Scheuer, D Konopnicki… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2017 – arxiv.org
… We extracted data from two commercial sys- tems that provide customer support via con- versational bots (hereafter denoted as com- pany A and company B). Both agents are us- ing the same underlying conversation engine, each embedded in a larger system with its own …

Multi-Task Learning for Speaker-Role Adaptation in Neural Conversation Models
Y Luan, C Brockett, B Dolan, J Gao… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2017 – arxiv.org
… data representing spe- cific individual speakers. 1 Introduction Conversational engines are key components of intelligent “personal assistants” such as Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. These assistants can perform simple tasks …

An Affect-Aware Dialogue System for Counseling
L Ring – 2017 – search.proquest.com
… Example Implementation 49. Dialogue engine 50. Emotion detector 50 … To implement the framework, the following three system components. were created: a dialogue engine, an emotion detector, and an empathy generator (Figure 5). Figure 5: Illustration of Framework …

Enabling robust and fluid spoken dialogue with cognitively impaired users
R Yaghoubzadeh, S Kopp – Proceedings of the 18th Annual SIGdial …, 2017 – aclweb.org
… and Rudnicky (2009), with RavenClaw, proposed an logic-based approach that separated the task domain model, provided in a domain spe- cific language to yield a hierarchical description of tasks and dependent subtasks, and a generic dialogue engine, configured with the …

From Alan Turing to modern AI: practical solutions and an implicit epistemic stance
GF Luger, C Chakrabarti – AI & SOCIETY, 2017 – Springer
… Chakrabarti’s (2014, 2015) approach combines content semantics in the form of a rationalist-type knowledge engine with pragmatic semantics in the form a conversation engine to generate artificial conversations. Open image in new window. Fig. 6 …

Design and Development Tools for the Systems Engineering Experience Accelerator-Part 3
J Wade, D Bodner – 2017 – dtic.mil
… Learning Assessor Tool: • New user interface for Learning Assessor Tools EA Infrastructure: • Conversion from Flash to HTML5 o Move appropriate client functionality to server o Conversion of current artifacts o Rebuild dialog engine for HTML5 SIMULATION MODELER …

Topic Aware Neural Response Generation.
C Xing, W Wu, Y Wu, J Liu, Y Huang, M Zhou, WY Ma – AAAI, 2017 – aaai.org
… A common approach to building the conversation engine in a chatbot is learning a response generation model within a machine translation (MT) framework (Ritter, Cherry, and Dolan 2011; Sutskever, Vinyals, and Le 2014; Shang, Lu …

Evaluation of Modern Tools for an OMSCS Advisor Chatbot
E Gregori – 2017 – smartech.gatech.edu
Page 1. Evaluation of Modern Tools for an OMSCS Advisor Chatbot Eric Gregori Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia, USA egregori3@gatech.edu ABSTRACT This paper is a survey of modern chatbot platforms, Natural …

Interdisciplinary research agenda in support of assessment of collaborative problem solving: lessons learned from developing a Collaborative Science Assessment …
AA von Davier, J Hao, L Liu, P Kyllonen – Computers in Human Behavior, 2017 – Elsevier
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Multilingual spoken dialog systems for handheld devices
BML Srivastava – 2017 – researchgate.net
… tier architecture of SDS. According to this architecture, domain-specific and domain- independent aspects of dialog control are handled by dialog task specification and dialog engine respec- tively. This architecture is adopted …

Internet of the body and cognitive companion: Enabling high-quality monitoring of patients at home
R Straessle, Y Temiz, S Gerke, J Weiss… – e-Health Networking …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… Patients interact with the system through visual and audio interfaces powered by IBM Watson® text-to-speech and speech-to-text and conversation engine application program interfaces (APIs) running on IBM Bluemix® [1]. ECG heart rate and heart rate variability analysis …

An overview of open-source chatbots social skills
A Augello, M Gentile, F Dignum – researchgate.net
… 3.2 Chatterbot ChatterBot is a conversational engine based on machine-learning. It is a con- figurable and expandable framework that provides the designer with a series of tools and modules to create specific chatbot instances. ChatterBot uses a Page 4 …

Collaborative Problem Solving: Innovating Standardized Assessment
L Liu, J Hao, JJ Andrews, M Zhu, RJ Mislevy… – 2017 – repository.isls.org
… existing game-like science assessment (see details in Zapata-Rivera et al., 2014) in which students work with two virtual agents (a virtual scientist and virtual peer) to solve a complex science problem about making predictions about volcanic eruptions using a dialogue engine …

Exploring the effects of specialist versus generalist embodied virtual agents in a multi-product category online store
TW Liew, SM Tan – Telematics and Informatics, 2017 – Elsevier
… Voki. Depending on the service packages, with fees ranging from USD 10 to USD 50 per month, the rendered agents can be equipped with facial expressions, text-to-speech, translation, and conversational dialogue engines …

Creating Dialogues using Argumentation and Social Practices
F Dignum, F Bex – researchgate.net
… their activities. The S-AIML language and its relative processor, are enhancements of the traditional dialogue engine of Alice that allows the chatbot to manage the dialogue according to a specific social practice. The language …

Chatbot Automóvel Adaptável
TMM Ferreira – 2017 – repositorio-aberto.up.pt
Page 1. FACULDADE DE ENGENHARIA DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO Adaptive Automotive Chatbot Tiago Miguel Moreira Ferreira Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Informática e Computação Supervisor: Henrique Daniel de Avelar Lopes Cardoso July 23, 2017 Page 2 …

Using Virtual Patient Simulation in Substitution for Traditional Clinical Hours in Undergraduate Nursing
F Jimenez – 2017 – researchgate.net
… PatientsTM. Through an immersive experience powered by a conversation engine, students can practice taking a detailed health history, perform physical assessments in single-system exams, and conduct focused exams to rule out causes of a chief complaint. In addition, each …

Towards robot autonomy in group conversations: Understanding the effects of body orientation and gaze
M Vázquez, EJ Carter, B McDorman, J Forlizzi… – Proceedings of the …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
… 5. The latter module was in charge of identifying the current speaker based on the interactants’ positions, sound detections (output by “K2 Audio”), and information from Chester’s dialog engine (“Mouth Animation” module). If …

Understanding Engagement within the Context of a Safety Critical Game
J Hart, I Iacovides, A Adams, M Oliveira… – Proceedings of the …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
… further dialogue options). At different development stages, formative testing and validation was carried out that focused on different aspects such as game mechanics, interface design, and the dialogue engine. For example, testing …

A Sequential Matching Framework for Multi-turn Response Selection in Retrieval-based Chatbots
Y Wu, W Wu, C Xing, C Xu, Z Li, M Zhou – arXiv preprint arXiv:1710.11344, 2017 – arxiv.org
… Have you ever played drum before? Response 2: What lessons do you want? chatbot is challenging, because it requires the conversational engine to be capable of responding to any input from humans that covers a wide range of topics …

Developing Systems Engineering Experience Accelerator (SEEA) Prototype and Roadmap Increment 4
J Wade, D Bodner, R Turner, P Zhang, J Liu… – 2017 – dtic.mil
Page 1. Report No. SERC-2017-TR-111 Date August 8, 2017 RT 167: Developing Systems Engineering Experience Accelerator (SEEA) Prototype and Roadmap – Increment 4 Technical Report SERC-2017-TR-111 August 8, 2017 …

Designing an API at an appropriate abstraction level for programming social robot applications
J Diprose, B MacDonald, J Hosking… – Journal of Visual …, 2017 – Elsevier
… It is the technology behind the popular ALICE chat bot [27]. An example is illustrated in Fig. 6. AIML has been applied as the dialogue engine behind physical robots including Valerie [28] and Pearl [29]. The most important of AIMLs primitives are illustrated in Fig …

The City and The Other: representations of foreign and familiar experience in urban settings in contemporary crime fiction
JE Thomas – pure.royalholloway.ac.uk
Page 1. PhD Thesis Title: The City and The Other: representations of foreign and familiar experience in urban settings in contemporary crime fiction Name: Joseph Edward Thomas Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London Degree: Practice-based PhD in English Page …

Helping users learn about social processes while learning from users: developing a positive feedback in social computing
VSS Pillutla – 2017 – search.proquest.com
Helping Users Learn About Social Processes While Learning from Users: Developing a Positive Feedback in Social Computing. Abstract. Social computing is concerned with the interaction of social behavior and computational systems …

Resynthesis of Urban Acoustic Scenes Based on Acoustic Event Detection
J You – 2017 – search.proquest.com
Resynthesis of Urban Acoustic Scenes Based on Acoustic Event Detection. Abstract. While most current studies of Acoustic Event Detection (AED) are focused on technical issues of feature representation and classification algorithms …

Changeful Tales: Design-Driven Approaches Toward More Expressive Storygames
AA Reed – 2017 – search.proquest.com
Changeful Tales: Design-Driven Approaches Toward More Expressive Storygames. Abstract. Stories in released games are still based largely on static and predetermined structures, despite decades of academic work to make them more dynamic …

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