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Can I Be of Further Assistance? Using Unstructured Knowledge Access to Improve Task-oriented Conversational Modeling


Jun 16, 2021
Di Jin, Seokhwan Kim, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* Presented as a DIALDOC workshop paper at ACL 2021 

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Generative Conversational Networks


Jun 15, 2021
Alexandros Papangelis, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Aishwarya Padmakumar, Seokhwan Kim, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* SIGDial 2021 

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Go Beyond Plain Fine-tuning: Improving Pretrained Models for Social Commonsense


May 12, 2021
Ting-Yun Chang, Yang Liu, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Behnam Hedayatnia, Pei Zhou, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* SLT 2021 

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Incorporating Commonsense Knowledge Graph in Pretrained Models for Social Commonsense Tasks


May 12, 2021
Ting-Yun Chang, Yang Liu, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Behnam Hedayatnia, Pei Zhou, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* EMNLP2020 Workshop 

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Alexa Conversations: An Extensible Data-driven Approach for Building Task-oriented Dialogue Systems


Apr 19, 2021
Anish Acharya, Suranjit Adhikari, Sanchit Agarwal, Vincent Auvray, Nehal Belgamwar, Arijit Biswas, Shubhra Chandra, Tagyoung Chung, Maryam Fazel-Zarandi, Raefer Gabriel, Shuyang Gao, Rahul Goel, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Jan Jezabek, Abhay Jha, Jiun-Yu Kao, Prakash Krishnan, Peter Ku, Anuj Goyal, Chien-Wei Lin, Qing Liu, Arindam Mandal, Angeliki Metallinou, Vishal Naik, Yi Pan, Shachi Paul, Vittorio Perera, Abhishek Sethi, Minmin Shen, Nikko Strom, Eddie Wang

* NAACL 2021 System Demonstrations Track 

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Beyond Domain APIs: Task-oriented Conversational Modeling with Unstructured Knowledge Access Track in DSTC9


Feb 04, 2021
Seokhwan Kim, Mihail Eric, Behnam Hedayatnia, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Yang Liu, Chao-Wei Huang, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* To be presented at AAAI-21 DSTC9 Workshop. arXiv admin note: substantial text overlap with arXiv:2006.03533, arXiv:2011.06486 

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Few Shot Dialogue State Tracking using Meta-learning


Jan 23, 2021
Saket Dingliwal, Bill Gao, Sanchit Agarwal, Chien-Wei Lin, Tagyoung Chung, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* To appear in EACL 2021 

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Interactive Teaching for Conversational AI


Dec 02, 2020
Qing Ping, Feiyang Niu, Govind Thattai, Joel Chengottusseriyil, Qiaozi Gao, Aishwarya Reganti, Prashanth Rajagopal, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Prem Nataraja

* Accepted at Human in the Loop Dialogue Systems Workshop @NeurIPS 2020 

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Dialog Simulation with Realistic Variations for Training Goal-Oriented Conversational Systems


Nov 16, 2020
Chien-Wei Lin, Vincent Auvray, Daniel Elkind, Arijit Biswas, Maryam Fazel-Zarandi, Nehal Belgamwar, Shubhra Chandra, Matt Zhao, Angeliki Metallinou, Tagyoung Chung, Charlie Shucheng Zhu, Suranjit Adhikari, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* To be presented at Human in the Loop Dialogue Systems Workshop, NeurIPS 2020 

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Example-Driven Intent Prediction with Observers


Oct 17, 2020
Shikib Mehri, Mihail Eric, Dilek Hakkani-Tur


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DialoGLUE: A Natural Language Understanding Benchmark for Task-Oriented Dialogue


Oct 01, 2020
Shikib Mehri, Mihail Eric, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* Benchmark hosted on: https://evalai.cloudcv.org/web/challenges/challenge-page/708/ 

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Learning from Mistakes: Combining Ontologies via Self-Training for Dialogue Generation


Sep 30, 2020
Lena Reed, Vrindavan Harrison, Shereen Oraby, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Marilyn Walker

* main paper 9 pages, 3 pages references, 2 pages supplementary material 

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Are Neural Open-Domain Dialog Systems Robust to Speech Recognition Errors in the Dialog History? An Empirical Study


Aug 18, 2020
Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Behnam Hedayatnia, Longshaokan Wang, Yang Liu, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* Accepted at INTERSPEECH 2020. For dataset, see https://github.com/alexa/Topical-Chat/tree/master/TopicalChatASR/ 

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Policy-Driven Neural Response Generation for Knowledge-Grounded Dialogue Systems


Jun 09, 2020
Behnam Hedayatnia, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Seokhwan Kim, Yang Liu, Mihail Eric, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* Typos in Figure 2 and 6 Typo in author listing 

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Beyond Domain APIs: Task-oriented Conversational Modeling with Unstructured Knowledge Access


Jun 05, 2020
Seokhwan Kim, Mihail Eric, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Behnam Hedayatnia, Yang Liu, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* To be presented at SIGDIAL 2020 

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Schema-Guided Natural Language Generation


May 11, 2020
Yuheng Du, Shereen Oraby, Vittorio Perera, Minmin Shen, Anjali Narayan-Chen, Tagyoung Chung, Anu Venkatesh, Dilek Hakkani-Tur


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From Machine Reading Comprehension to Dialogue State Tracking: Bridging the Gap


Apr 13, 2020
Shuyang Gao, Sanchit Agarwal, Tagyoung Chung, Di Jin, Dilek Hakkani-Tur


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MA-DST: Multi-Attention Based Scalable Dialog State Tracking


Feb 07, 2020
Adarsh Kumar, Peter Ku, Anuj Kumar Goyal, Angeliki Metallinou, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* Thirty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2020) 

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DeepCopy: Grounded Response Generation with Hierarchical Pointer Networks


Aug 28, 2019
Semih Yavuz, Abhinav Rastogi, Guan-Lin Chao, Dilek Hakkani-Tur


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Dialog State Tracking: A Neural Reading Comprehension Approach


Aug 15, 2019
Shuyang Gao, Abhishek Sethi, Sanchit Agarwal, Tagyoung Chung, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* 10 pages, to appear in Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL) 2019 (ORAL) 

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MultiWOZ 2.1: Multi-Domain Dialogue State Corrections and State Tracking Baselines


Jul 02, 2019
Mihail Eric, Rahul Goel, Shachi Paul, Abhishek Sethi, Sanchit Agarwal, Shuyag Gao, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* Data release writeup 

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Robust Zero-Shot Cross-Domain Slot Filling with Example Values


Jun 17, 2019
Darsh J Shah, Raghav Gupta, Amir A Fayazi, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* To appear in ACL 2019 

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Towards Coherent and Engaging Spoken Dialog Response Generation Using Automatic Conversation Evaluators


May 02, 2019
Sanghyun Yi, Rahul Goel, Chandra Khatri, Alessandra Cervone, Tagyoung Chung, Behnam Hedayatnia, Anu Venkatesh, Raefer Gabriel, Dilek Hakkani-Tur


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Natural Language Generation at Scale: A Case Study for Open Domain Question Answering


Mar 19, 2019
Alessandra Cervone, Chandra Khatri, Rahul Goel, Behnam Hedayatnia, Anu Venkatesh, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Raefer Gabriel


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Advancing the State of the Art in Open Domain Dialog Systems through the Alexa Prize


Dec 27, 2018
Chandra Khatri, Behnam Hedayatnia, Anu Venkatesh, Jeff Nunn, Yi Pan, Qing Liu, Han Song, Anna Gottardi, Sanjeev Kwatra, Sanju Pancholi, Ming Cheng, Qinglang Chen, Lauren Stubel, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Kate Bland, Raefer Gabriel, Arindam Mandal, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Gene Hwang, Nate Michel, Eric King, Rohit Prasad

* 2018 Alexa Prize Proceedings 

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