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The ubuntu dialogue corpus: A large dataset for research in unstructured multi-turn dialogue systems R Lowe, N Pow, I Serban, J Pineau – arXiv preprint arXiv:1506.08909, 2015 – arxiv.org Abstract: This paper introduces the Ubuntu Dialogue Corpus, a dataset containing almost 1 million multi-turn dialogues, with a total of over 7 million utterances and 100 million words. This provides a unique resource for research into building dialogue managers based on … Cited by 17 Related articles All 12 versions

Reinforcement-learning based dialogue system for human–robot interactions with socially-inspired rewards E Ferreira, F Lefevre – Computer Speech & Language, 2015 – Elsevier Abstract This paper investigates some conditions under which polarized user appraisals gathered throughout the course of a vocal interaction between a machine and a human can be integrated in a reinforcement learning-based dialogue manager. More specifically, we … Cited by 7 Related articles All 3 versions

Example-based chat-oriented dialogue system with personalized long-term memory J Bang, H Noh, Y Kim, GG Lee – 2015 International Conference …, 2015 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—This study introduces an example-based chatoriented dialogue system with personalization framework using long-term memory. Previous representative chat-bots use simple keyword and pattern matching methodologies. To maintain the quality of systems, … Cited by 6 Related articles All 2 versions

A survey of available corpora for building data-driven dialogue systems IV Serban, R Lowe, L Charlin, J Pineau – arXiv preprint arXiv:1512.05742, 2015 – arxiv.org Abstract: During the past decade, several areas of speech and language understanding have witnessed substantial breakthroughs from the use of data-driven models. In the area of dialogue systems, the trend is less obvious, and most practical systems are still built … Cited by 8 Related articles All 2 versions

Ten challenges in highly-interactive dialog systems NG Ward, D DeVault – AAAI Spring Symposium on Turn-taking …, 2015 – people.ict.usc.edu Abstract Systems capable of highly-interactive dialog have recently been developed in several domains. This paper considers how to build on these successes to make systems more robust, easier to develop, more adaptable, and more scientifically significant. Cited by 7 Related articles All 6 versions

Fast and easy language understanding for dialog systems with Microsoft Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS) JD Williams, E Kamal, HA Mokhtar Ashour… – 16th Annual Meeting of …, 2015 – aclweb.org Abstract With Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS), developers without machine learning expertise can quickly build and use language understanding models specific to their task. LUIS is entirely cloud-based: developers log into a website, enter a … Cited by 7 Related articles All 11 versions

Rapidly scaling dialog systems with interactive learning JD Williams, NB Niraula, P Dasigi… – … Dialog Systems and …, 2015 – Springer Abstract In personal assistant dialog systems, intent models are classifiers that identify the intent of a user utterance, such as to add a meeting to a calendar or get the director of a stated movie. Rapidly adding intents is one of the main bottlenecks to scaling—adding … Cited by 5 Related articles All 11 versions

Evaluating prerequisite qualities for learning end-to-end dialog systems J Dodge, A Gane, X Zhang, A Bordes, S Chopra… – arXiv preprint arXiv: …, 2015 – arxiv.org Abstract: A long-term goal of machine learning is to build intelligent conversational agents. One recent popular approach is to train end-to-end models on a large amount of real dialog transcripts between humans (Sordoni et al., 2015; Vinyals & Le, 2015; Shang et al., 2015). … Cited by 9 Related articles All 3 versions

A distributed cloud-based dialog system for conversational application development V Ramanarayanan… – … Annual Meeting of …, 2015 – anthology.aclweb.org Abstract We have previously presented HALEF–an open-source spoken dialog system–that supports telephonic interfaces and has a distributed architecture. In this paper, we extend this infrastructure to be cloud-based, and thus truly distributed and scalable. This cloud- … Cited by 3 Related articles All 16 versions

A dialogue system for telugu, a resource-poor language MC Sravanthi, K Prathyusha, R Mamidi – International Conference on …, 2015 – Springer Abstract A dialogue system is a computer system which is designed to converse with human beings in natural language (NL). A lot of work has been done to develop dialogue systems in regional languages. This paper presents an approach to build a dialogue system for … Cited by 3 Related articles All 2 versions

A tutorial dialogue system for real-time evaluation of unsupervised dialogue act classifiers: exploring system outcomes A Ezen-Can, KE Boyer – … Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2015 – Springer Abstract Dialogue act classification is an important step in understanding students’ utterances within tutorial dialogue systems. Machine-learned models of dialogue act classification hold great promise, and among these, unsupervised dialogue act classifiers … Cited by 3 Related articles All 3 versions

Reducing the cost of dialogue system training and evaluation with online, crowd-sourced dialogue data collection R Manuvinakurike, M Paetzel, D DeVault – SEMDIAL 2015 goDIAL, 2015 – flov.gu.se Abstract This paper presents and analyzes an approach to crowd-sourced spoken dialogue data collection. Our approach enables low cost collection of browser-based spoken dialogue interactions between two remote human participants (human-human condition) … Cited by 3 Related articles All 9 versions

[BOOK] Natural Language Dialog Systems and Intelligent Assistants GG Lee, HK Kim, M Jeong, JH Kim – 2015 – books.google.com This book covers state-of-the-art topics on the practical implementation of Spoken Dialog Systems and intelligent assistants in everyday applications. It presents scientific achievements in language processing that result in the development of successful … Cited by 2 Related articles All 4 versions

TickTock: A Non-Goal-Oriented Multimodal Dialog System with Engagement Awareness Z Yu, A Papangelis, A Rudnicky – 2015 AAAI Spring Symposium Series, 2015 – cs.cmu.edu Abstract We describe TickTock, a conversational agent designed to engage humans on topics of its choosing and to carry on an interaction for as long as possible. Our prototype uses a dataY base of talk show transcripts featuring guests from the film industry. To be an … Cited by 3 Related articles All 3 versions

Scalable summary-state pomdp hybrid dialog system for multiple goal drifting requests and massive slot entity instances S Koo, S Ryu, K Lee, GG Lee – … Dialog Systems and Intelligent Assistants, 2015 – Springer Abstract One of the main problems with partially observable Markov decision process (POMDP) in development of spoken dialog system (SDS) is lack of scalability. In development of an SDS with electronic program guide (EPG) domain, we devised a … Cited by 2 Related articles All 5 versions

Towards taxonomy of errors in chat-oriented dialogue systems R Higashinaka, K Funakoshi, M Araki… – 16th Annual Meeting of …, 2015 – aclweb.org Abstract This paper presents a taxonomy of errors in chat-oriented dialogue systems. Compared to human-human conversations and task-oriented dialogues, little is known about the errors made in chat-oriented dialogue systems. Through a data collection of … Cited by 3 Related articles All 9 versions

The interplay of user-centered dialog systems and AI planning F Nothdurft, G Behnke, P Bercher, S Biundo… – 16th Annual Meeting of …, 2015 – aclweb.org Abstract Technical systems evolve from simple dedicated task solvers to cooperative and competent assistants, helping the user with increasingly complex and demanding tasks. For this, they may proactively take over some of the users responsibilities and help to find or … Cited by 2 Related articles All 13 versions

Augmented Robotics Dialog System for Enhancing Human–Robot Interaction F Alonso-Martín, A Castro-González, FJFG Luengo… – Sensors, 2015 – mdpi.com Abstract Augmented reality, augmented television and second screen are cutting edge technologies that provide end users extra and enhanced information related to certain events in real time. This enriched information helps users better understand such events, … Cited by 2 Related articles All 10 versions

Micro-counseling dialog system based on semantic content S Han, Y Kim, GG Lee – … Dialog Systems and Intelligent Assistants, 2015 – Springer Abstract This paper introduces a text dialog system that can provide counseling dialog based on the semantic content of user utterances. We extract emotion-, problem-, and reason-oriented semantic contents from user utterances to generate micro-counseling … Cited by 1 Related articles All 5 versions

Implementation of generic positive-negative tracker in extensible dialog system S Koo, S Ryu, GG Lee – 2015 IEEE Workshop on Automatic …, 2015 – ieeexplore.ieee.org ABSTRACT Dialog state tracking is one of the most challenging tasks in the implementation of statistical Dialog Management (DM) systems. In development of a Korean dialog system, we implemented a generic tracking approach that can be used to extend a given initial set … Cited by 1 Related articles

News navigation system based on proactive dialogue strategy K Yoshino, T Kawahara – … Dialog Systems and Intelligent Assistants, 2015 – Springer Abstract This paper addresses the concept of information navigation and the system that navigates news articles updated day by day. In the information navigation, the system has a back-end knowledge base and users can access information through a natural interaction. … Cited by 1 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. … The human-like interaction can be enabled by the multimodal dialogue systems (MDS). … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

Observing, Coaching and Reflecting: A Multi-modal Natural Language-based Dialogue System in a Learning Context JVAN HELVERT, PVAN ROSMALEN… – … Proceedings of the …, 2015 – books.google.com Abstract. The Metalogue project aims to develop a multi-modal, multi-party dialogue system with metacognitive abilities that will advance our understanding of natural conversational human-machine interaction and dialogue interfaces. This paper introduces the vision for … Cited by 2 Related articles All 8 versions

Multi-Language Hypotheses Ranking And Domain Tracking for Open Domain Dialogue Systems PA Crook, JP Robichaud… – … Annual Conference of …, 2015 – research.microsoft.com Abstract Hypothesis ranking (HR) is an approach for improving the accuracy of both domain detection and tracking in multi-domain, multi-turn dialogue systems. This paper presents the results of applying a universal HR model to multiple dialogue systems, each of which are … Cited by 1 Related articles All 2 versions

Finding appropriate interaction strategies for proactive dialogue systems—an open quest F Nothdurft, S Ultes, W Minker – Proceedings of the 2nd European and the …, 2015 – ep.liu.se Abstract In this paper we elucidate the challenges of proactiveness in dialogue systems and how these influence the effectiveness of turn-taking behaviour in multimodal as well as in unimodal dialogue systems. Effective turn-taking is essential for a natural and qualitatively … Cited by 1 Related articles All 4 versions

Turn-taking phenomena in incremental dialogue systems H Khouzaimi, R Laroche, F Lefevre – Proceedings of the 2015 …, 2015 – cs.cmu.edu Abstract In this paper, a turn-taking phenomenon taxonomy is introduced, organised according to the level of information conveyed. It is aimed to provide a better grasp of the behaviours used by humans while talking to each other, so that they can be methodically … Cited by 2 Related articles All 10 versions

Exploring the Effects of Redundancy within a Tutorial Dialogue System: Restating Students’ Responses P Jordan, P Albacete, S Katz – 16th Annual Meeting of the …, 2015 – anthology.aclweb.org Abstract Although restating part of a student’s correct response correlates with learning and various types of restatements have been incorporated into tutorial dialogue systems, this tactic has not been tested in isolation to determine if it causally contributes to learning. … Cited by 1 Related articles All 10 versions

Hypotheses Ranking and State Tracking for a Multi-Domain Dialog System Using Multiple ASR Alternates OZ Khan, JP Robichaud, P Crook… – … Conference of the …, 2015 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org Abstract In this paper, we present an approach to improve the accuracy of multi-domain multi- turn spoken dialog system (SDS) by including alternate results from automatic speech recognition (ASR). Often, even if the top ranked result from the ASR is not correct, the … Cited by 2 Related articles All 3 versions

Multimodal addressee detection in multiparty dialogue systems TJ Tsai, A Stolcke, M Slaney – 2015 IEEE International …, 2015 – ieeexplore.ieee.org ABSTRACT Addressee detection answers the question,“Are you talking to me?” When multiple users interact with a dialogue system, it is important to know when a user is speaking to the computer and when he or she is speaking to another person. We … Cited by 1 Related articles All 12 versions

Interpreting Questions with a Log-Linear Ranking Model in a Virtual Patient Dialogue System E Jaffe, M White, W Schuler… – Proceedings of the …, 2015 – anthology.aclweb.org Abstract We present a log-linear ranking model for interpreting questions in a virtual patient dialogue system and demonstrate that it substantially outperforms a more typical multiclass classifier model using the same information. The full model makes use of weighted and … Cited by 1 Related articles All 9 versions

Is a Dialogue-Based Tutoring System that Emulates Helpful Co-constructed Relations During Human Tutoring Effective? P Albacete, P Jordan, S Katz – International Conference on Artificial …, 2015 – Springer … 69–82. Springer, New York (2010) 17. Ward, A., Litman, D.: Adding abstractive reflection to a tutorial dialogue system. In: Proceedings of the 24th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference FLAIRS (2011) Cited by 4 Related articles All 4 versions

Dialog Control and Enhancement in Object-Based Audio Systems JM Jot, B Smith, J Thompson – Audio Engineering Society Convention 139, 2015 – aes.org … requirements is proposed for a best extent possible . In particular , no signal dialog control solution intended for consumer audio modification is applied when the content s dialog systems . salience ( in other words , the default salience … Cited by 1 Related articles All 2 versions

Argumentation-Based Dialogue Games for Shared Control in Human-Robot Systems EI Sklar, MQ Azhar – Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 2015 – humanrobotinteraction.org … Current work on dialogue in the human-robot interaction (HRI) community is fo- cused on challenges in natural language dialogue systems, such as architectures (Bohus, Raux, Harris, Eskenazi, & Rudnicky, 2007; Lemon, Gruenstein, & Peters, 2002) and multimodal delivery … Cited by 1 Related articles All 4 versions

Fatal or not? Finding errors that lead to dialogue breakdowns in chat-oriented dialogue systems R Higashinaka, M Mizukami, K Funakoshi, M Araki… – Proc. EMNLP …, 2015 – aclweb.org Abstract This paper aims to find errors that lead to dialogue breakdowns in chat-oriented dialogue systems. We collected chat dialogue data, annotated them with dialogue breakdown labels, and collected comments describing the error that led to the breakdown. … Cited by 1 Related articles All 9 versions

A TV Program Discovery Dialog System Using Recommendations D Ramachandran, M Fanty, R Provine, PZ Yeh… – 16th Annual Meeting of …, 2015 – aclweb.org Abstract We present an end-to-end conversational system for TV program discovery that uniquely combines advanced technologies for NLU, Dialog Management, Knowledge Graph Inference and Personalized Recommendations. It uses a semantically rich relational … Related articles All 9 versions

A Dialog System to Detect Deception Y Tsunomori, G Neubig, T Hiraoka, M Mizukami… – phontron.com Abstract When humans attempt to detect deception, they perform two actions: looking for telltale signs of deception, and asking questions to attempt to unveil a deceptive conversational partner. There is a significant amount of prior work on automatic deception … Related articles

Research and Implementation of Reusable Game Dialogue System S Huang – 2015 – libetd.shu.edu.tw Abstract In addition to gorgeous 3D models and scenes, the game interface is also an important part of developing games. The game interface section has a lot of common features recurring in the game. The program beginners often authored a lot of lengthy and …

Ontology-Driven Instant Messaging-Based Dialogue System for Device Control JÁ Noguera-Arnaldos, MÁ Rodriguez-García… – … Conferences” On the …, 2015 – Springer Abstract The im4Things platform aims to develop a communication interface for devices in the Internet of the Things (IoT) through intelligent dialogue based on written natural language over instant messaging services. This type of communication can be … Related articles

Open-domain personalized dialog system using user-interested topics in system responses J Bang, S Han, K Lee, GG Lee – 2015 IEEE Workshop on …, 2015 – ieeexplore.ieee.org ABSTRACT We built a personalized example-based dialog system that constructs its responses by considering entities that the user has uttered, and topics in which the user has expressed interest. The system analyzes user input utterances, then uses DBpedia and … Related articles

A Survey of Available Corpora for Building Data-Driven Dialogue Systems I Vlad Serban, R Lowe, L Charlin… – arXiv preprint arXiv: …, 2015 – adsabs.harvard.edu Abstract During the past decade, several areas of speech and language understanding have witnessed substantial breakthroughs from the use of data-driven models. In the area of dialogue systems, the trend is less obvious, and most practical systems are still built …

Demonstrating the Dialogue System of the Intelligent Coaching Space M Botsch, D Schlangen, S Kopp – SEMDIAL 2015 goDIAL, 2015 – flov.gu.se Abstract This demonstration presents the current state of the dialogue processing of the Intelligent Coaching Space. This is a multimodal virtual environment in which users are coached in the acquisition of a physical skill. The demonstration highlights the closed … Related articles All 8 versions

A Motivational Dialogue System for Children’s Language Development D Atherton, F Grasso – cmna.csc.liv.ac.uk Acquiring language at an early age is heavily impacted by multiple factors, one of which is exposure to language [6, 3]. Persuasive Technology [5] is likely to have a significant impact on the amount of communication taking place between parent and child, which in turn … Related articles

Data Collection and Synchronisation: Towards A Multiperspective Multimodal Dialogue System with Metacognitive Abilities F Haider, S Luz, N Campbell – researchgate.net Abstract This paper describes the data collection system and methods adopted in METALOGUE project. The ultimate goal of this research project is to develop a multimodal dialogue system with abilities to deliver instructional advice by interacting with humans in … Related articles

Meta-Learning for Fast Dialog System Habituation to New Users R Bakis, J Havelka, J Cu?ín – Natural Language Processing and …, 2015 – books.google.com Abstract: When a new user comes on board a mobile dialog app, the system needs to quickly learn this user’s preferences in order to provide customized service. Learning speed depends on miscellaneous parameters such as probability smoothing parameters. When … Related articles

When Is It Helpful to Restate Student Responses Within a Tutorial Dialogue System? P Jordan, P Albacete, S Katz – International Conference on Artificial …, 2015 – Springer Abstract Tutorial dialogue systems often simulate tactics used by experienced human tutors such as restating students’ dialogue input. We investigated whether the amount of tutor restatement that supports student inference interacts with students’ incoming knowledge … Related articles All 2 versions

Spot the Difference-A dialog system to explore turn-taking in an interactive setting A Hjalmarsson, M Zellers – SEMDIAL 2015 goDIAL, 2015 – flov.gu.se Abstract Much research has been devoted to understanding the principles that control the flow of dialog contributions between speakers in dialog. This demonstration paper describes a dialog system that was developed as test-bed to experiment with turntaking aspects in … Related articles All 5 versions

ASR Independent Hybrid Recurrent Neural Network Based Error Correction for Dialog System Applications J Bang, S Park, GG Lee – Multimodal Analyses enabling Artificial …, 2015 – books.google.com Abstract. We proposed an automatic speech recognition (ASR) error correction method using hybrid word sequence matching and recurrent neural network for dialog system applications. Basically, the ASR errors are corrected by the word sequence matching … Related articles

NADIA: A Simplified Approach Towards the Development of Natural Dialogue Systems MM Berg – International Conference on Applications of Natural …, 2015 – Springer Abstract Spoken Dialogue Systems have enormously improved during the last couple of years and gave rise to voice-controlled mobile assistants. While the abilities of these systems are very sophisticated, there is a lack of tools enabling us to easily describe a … Related articles All 4 versions

Using Ontology Reasoning in Building a Simple and Effective Dialog System for a Smart Home System CC Huang, A Liu, PC Zhou – Systems, Man, and Cybernetics ( …, 2015 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—This paper presents a dialog system for the user in interacting with a smart home system. Instead of using just a voice control for appliances, a dialog system gives the user a more natural way of communication with the smart home. The dialog system can take … Related articles

A framework for the development of context-aware multimodal dialog systems D Griol, J Garcí?a-Herrero, JM Molina – International Journal of Imaging and …, 2015 – ceser.in Abstract Context-aware dialog systems must be able to process very heterogeneous information sources and user input modes. This paper is focused on the multimodal input, providing a proposal for the fusion of multiple input modalities in the dialog manager of the … All 2 versions

Expressivity in Interactive Speech Synthesis; Some Paralinguistic and Nonlinguistic Issues of Speech Prosody for Conversational Dialogue Systems N Campbell, Y Li – Speech Prosody in Speech Synthesis: Modeling and …, 2015 – Springer Abstract This chapter explores the role of prosody in expressive speech synthesis and goes beyond present technology to consider the interrelated multimodal aspects of interactive spoken dialogue systems for human–machine or human–human interaction. The chapter … Related articles All 3 versions

Evaluation of a Fully Automatic Cooperative Persuasive Dialogue System T Hiraoka, G Neubig, S Sakti, T Toda… – … Dialog Systems and …, 2015 – Springer Abstract In this paper, we construct and evaluate a fully automated text-based cooperative persuasive dialogue system, which is able to persuade the user to take a specific action while maintaining user satisfaction. In our previous works, we created a dialogue … Related articles All 7 versions

Humor Utterance Generation for Non-task-oriented Dialogue Systems S Fujikura, Y Ogawa, H Kikuchi – … of the 3rd International Conference on …, 2015 – dl.acm.org Abstract We propose a humor utterance generation method that is compatible with dialogue systems, to increase” desire of continuing dialogue”. A dialogue system retrieves leading- item: noun pairs from Twitter as knowledge and attempts to select the most humorous … Related articles

Analyzing dialogue breakdowns in chat-oriented dialogue systems R Higashinaka, K Funakoshi, M Mizukami… – errare2015.racai.ro Abstract Although there has been much analysis of dialogue breakdown in task-oriented dialogue systems, little attention has been paid to the same issue in chat-oriented dialogue systems, making it difficult to produce improvements. We have therefore analyzed … Related articles

Description of the PatientGenesys Dialogue System LCDBE Bilinski, AL Ligozat, PZS Rosset… – 16th Annual Meeting of …, 2015 – aclweb.org Abstract This paper describes the work-in-progress prototype of a dialog system that simulates a virtual patient (VP) consultation. We report some challenges and difficulties that are found during its development, especially in managing the interaction and the … Related articles All 10 versions

Topic Classifier for Customer Service Dialog Systems M Serras, N Perez, MI Torres, A Del Pozo… – … Conference on Text, …, 2015 – Springer Abstract Using dialog systems to automatize customer services is becoming a common practice in many business fields. These dialog systems are often required to relate the users’ issues with a department of the company, which is especially hard when each department … Cited by 1 Related articles

Towards resistance detection in health behavior change dialogue systems B Sarma – 2015 – gradworks.umi.com Abstract: One of the challenges fairly common in motivational interviewing is patient resistance to health behavior change. Hence, automated dialog systems aimed at counseling patients need to be capable of detecting resistance and appropriately altering …

Visual Saliency and Crowdsourcing-based Priors for an In-car Situated Dialog System T Misu – Proceedings of the 2015 ACM on International …, 2015 – dl.acm.org Abstract This paper addresses issues in situated language understanding in a moving car. We propose a reference resolution method to identify user queries about specific target objects in their surroundings. We investigate methods of predicting which target object is … Cited by 1 Related articles All 2 versions

Development of Natural Dialogue Systems MM Berg – pdfs.semanticscholar.org … A Simplified Approach Towards the Development of Natural Dialogue Systems NLDB 2015 … 2 Markus M. Berg | Development of Natural Dialogue Systems “A spoken dialogue system enables a human user to access information and services that are available on a computer or …

Supporting K-5 Learners with Dialogue Systems J Tsan, KE Boyer – International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in …, 2015 – Springer Abstract Interactive learning environments have been built to support various audiences from preschool to university students. However, it is not yet known how to bring the great promise of tutorial dialogue systems, which engage students in rich natural language, to … Related articles All 3 versions

A Modular Open-Source Standard-Compliant Dialog System Framework With Video Support V Ramanarayanan, Z Yu, R Mundkowsky, P Lange… – oeft.de • A Speech Transcription, Annotation and Rating (STAR) portal that allows one to listen to and transcribe full-call recordings, rate them on a variety of dimensions such as caller experience and latency, and perform various semantic annnotation tasks required to train … Related articles All 2 versions

A Dialogue System for Coherent Reasoning with Inconsistent Knowledge Bases S do Lago Pereira, LFZ dos Santos… – Journal of Computer and …, 2015 – scirp.org Traditionally, the AI community assumes that a knowledge base must be consistent. Despite that, there are many applications where, due to the existence of rules with exceptions, inconsistent knowledge must be considered. One way of restoring consistency is to … Related articles All 4 versions

A probabilistic framework for representing dialog systems and entropy-based dialog management through dynamic stochastic state evolution J Wu, M Li, CH Lee – IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech …, 2015 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—In this paper, we present a probabilistic framework for goal-driven spoken dialog systems. A new dynamic stochastic state (DS-state) is then defined to characterize the goal set of a dialog state at different stages of the dialog process. Furthermore, an entropy … Related articles All 6 versions

Social talk capabilities for dialogue systems T Klüwer – 2015 – universaar.uni-saarland.de Abstract Small talk capabilities are an important but very challenging extension to dialogue systems. Small talk (or “social talk”) refers to a kind of conversation, which does not focus on the exchange of information, but on the negotiation of social roles and situations. Small … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

Towards a Persuasive Dialog System Supporting Personal Health Management V Götzmann – 2015 – isl.anthropomatik.kit.edu This work is aimed toward a system offering assistance regarding personal health management through persuasive spoken dialog. As health awareness is a topic receiving much attention, the interest in self management of the personal health has risen in the age of the Internet. … Related articles

On the difficulty of improving hand-crafted rules in chat-oriented dialogue systems R Higashinaka, T Meguro, H Sugiyama… – 2015 Asia-Pacific …, 2015 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—In this work, we explore the difficulty of improving hand-crafted rules in chat- oriented dialogue systems. We first created an initial rule set in artificial intelligence markup language and revised it through an iterative cycle. Then, we tested the initial and revised … Related articles All 2 versions

Question Answering Dialogue System: A Brief Review L Sharma, V Dhir, K Kaur – ijcsit-apm.com Abstract-The enormous amount of information is led to the development of Question answering (QA) dialogue system. The user hope for the relevant, accurate and precise information from the web, while the results are in the form of documents, links, etc. Thus, … Related articles

A New Model for Question-Answer based Dialogue System for Indian Railways in Hindi Language L Sharma, V Dhir, K Kaur – Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 2015 – indjst.org Objective: Currently, the user is rely on the results of the Google search ie lengthy documents, web links etc. So, Question Answering (QA) dialogue system becomes more vital to access the succinct answers in a jiffy. Methods: The main focus is on Query … Related articles

Customized dialogue system based on biographical knowledge retrieval for elderly BH Su, PW Fu, JF Wang, TW Kuan… – … Conference on Orange …, 2015 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—This work presents a customized dialogue system with a human assisted learning mechanism. The system feedback strategy is adapted according to the enrolled user information for customized requests. The dialogue system prototype is designed based on …

Topic Classifier for Customer Service Dialog Systems R Justo – Text, Speech, and Dialogue: 18th International …, 2015 – Springer Abstract. Using dialog systems to automatize customer services is becoming a common practice in many business fields. These dialog systems are often required to relate the users’ issues with a department of the company, which is especially hard when each department … Related articles All 2 versions

System Utterance Generation by Label Propagation over Association Graph of Words and Utterance Patterns for Open-Domain Dialogue Systems HTK Uchiumi – 2015 – bcmi.sjtu.edu.cn Abstract A novel graph-based utterance generation method for open-domain dialogue systems is proposed in this paper. After an association graph of words and utterance patterns from a dialogue corpus is constructed, a label propagation algorithm is used for … Related articles All 8 versions

Interrogative Sentence Generation and Dialogue Management in Intelligent Tutoring System Z ZHANG, X SHANG – 2015 – atlantis-press.com … To the dialogue system, the text produced by the Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) does not automatically have any meaning that might be useful in that domain. So a Natural Language 71 … A spoken dialogue system is intended to engage effectively in dialogue with people. … Related articles

Automatic conversion of sentence-end expressions for utterance characterization of dialogue systems CMTH RyuichiroHigashinaka, TMY Matsuo – 2015 – bcmi.sjtu.edu.cn Abstract Building characters for dialogue agents is important in making the agents more friendly and human-like. To build such characters, utterances suitable for the designated characters are usually manually prepared. However, it is expensive to do this for a large … Related articles All 6 versions

User Information Extraction for Personalized Dialogue Systems T Hirano, N Kobayashi, R Higashinaka, T Makino… – SEMDIAL 2015 …, 2015 – flov.gu.se Abstract We propose a method to extract user information in a structured form for personalized dialogue systems. Assuming that user information can be represented as a quadruple< predicate-argument structure, entity, attribute category, topic>, we focus on … Related articles All 5 versions

Prediction of Heart Rate Changes from Speech Features During Interaction with a Misbehaving Dialog System A Tsiartas, A Kathol, E Shriberg, M de Zambotti… – … Annual Conference of …, 2015 – sri.com Abstract Most research on detecting a speaker’s cognitive state when interacting with a dialog system has been based on selfreports, or on hand-coded subjective judgments based on audio or audio-visual observations. This study examines two questions:(1) how … Related articles All 3 versions

UX-AdChat: Semi-automatic, predictable usability evaluator of written dialogue systems F Aguilar-Reyes, KL Poblete… – Proceedings of the Latin …, 2015 – dl.acm.org Abstract AdChat is a dialogue manager system that assists users in buying the product that best fits their needs. The semi-automatic, web-based usability evaluation system, UX- AdChat, evaluates the satisfaction of the clients that use any system based on AdChat … Related articles

TFSM-based dialogue management model framework for affective dialogue systems F Ren, Y Wang, C Quan – IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and …, 2015 – Wiley Online Library A new dialogue management model for affective dialogue system, which aims to provide a service of information inquiry and affective interaction, is proposed in this paper. First, we construct two finite state machines (TFSM) to model the user and the system, respectively, … Related articles All 2 versions

An interactive question-answer system with dialogue for a receptionist avatar EJ Wantroba, RAF Romero – 2015 12th Latin American …, 2015 – ieeexplore.ieee.org … We are proposing an integrated system, that it is a combination of a QA and a dialogue system by using ontology. It can also be considered as an Interactive QA incorporated to a robotic head acting as a receptionist at a given environment. … Related articles All 2 versions

Feedback Design in Multimodal Dialogue Systems P Van Rosmalen, D Börner, J Schneider, V Petukhova… – 2015 – dspace.ou.nl This paper discusses the design and development of the instructional aspects of a multimodal dialogue system to train youth parliament members’ presentation and debating skills. Real-time, in-action feedback informs learners on the fly how they perform key skills … Cited by 3 Related articles All 3 versions

Arabic Dialogue System for Hotel Reservation based on Natural Language Processing Techniques A Moubaiddin, O Shalbak, B Hammo… – Computación y …, 2015 – scielo.org.mx Abstract In this paper, we present an Arabic dialogue system (also referred to as a conversational agent) intended to interact with hotel customers and generate responses about reserving a hotel room and other services. The system uses text-based natural … Related articles All 8 versions

Analysing Human-Human Negotiations with the Aim to Develop a Dialogue System M Koit – International Conference on Speech and Computer, 2015 – Springer Abstract We are studying human-human spoken dialogues in the Estonian dialogue corpus with the aim to design a dialogue system which carries out negotiation with a user in a natural language. Three sub-corpora have been analyzed:(1) telemarketing calls where a … Related articles

Towards AmI Systems Capable of Engaging in ‘Intelligent Dialog’ and ‘Mingling Socially with Humans’ SE Bibri – The Human Face of Ambient Intelligence, 2015 – Springer … Abstract. This chapter seeks to address computational intelligence in terms of conversational and dialog systems and computational processes and methods to support complex communicative tasks. … In: Luperfoy S (ed) Spoken dialogue systems. … Related articles

Improved dialogue communication systems for individuals with dementia K Morita, M Fuketa, J Aoe… – International Journal of …, 2015 – inderscienceonline.com … However, these systems do not aim at the communication continuity for individuals with dementia. For solutions of the above-mentioned problem, this paper presents a cloud-based dialogue system for individuals with dementia. … Related articles All 2 versions

Example-based dialog modeling for a mobile system T Cunha – researchgate.net … NLP application may use a vast selection of resources and pipeline architectures. In this work, we intend to present an approach for modeling a dialog system for a mobile application. … Dialog systems are sets of processes, which can carry or handle conversa- tion. … Related articles