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Rome was built in 1776: A Case Study on Factual Correctness in Knowledge-Grounded Response Generation


Oct 11, 2021
Sashank Santhanam, Behnam Hedayatnia, Spandana Gella, Aishwarya Padmakumar, Seokhwan Kim, Yang Liu, Dilek Hakkani-Tur


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TEACh: Task-driven Embodied Agents that Chat


Oct 01, 2021
Aishwarya Padmakumar, Jesse Thomason, Ayush Shrivastava, Patrick Lange, Anjali Narayan-Chen, Spandana Gella, Robinson Piramithu, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* 8 pages main, 28 pages total, 29 figures 

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"How Robust r u?": Evaluating Task-Oriented Dialogue Systems on Spoken Conversations


Sep 28, 2021
Seokhwan Kim, Yang Liu, Di Jin, Alexandros Papangelis, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Behnam Hedayatnia, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* To be presented at ASRU 2021 

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Style Control for Schema-Guided Natural Language Generation


Sep 24, 2021
Alicia Y. Tsai, Shereen Oraby, Vittorio Perera, Jiun-Yu Kao, Yuheng Du, Anjali Narayan-Chen, Tagyoung Chung, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* Accepted at the 3rd Workshop on NLP for ConvAI at EMNLP '21 

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Commonsense-Focused Dialogues for Response Generation: An Empirical Study


Sep 21, 2021
Pei Zhou, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Behnam Hedayatnia, Seokhwan Kim, Jay Pujara, Xiang Ren, Yang Liu, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* Accepted at SIGDIAL 2021. 12 pages, 5 tables 

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Towards Zero and Few-shot Knowledge-seeking Turn Detection in Task-orientated Dialogue Systems


Sep 18, 2021
Di Jin, Shuyang Gao, Seokhwan Kim, Yang Liu, Dilek Hakkani-Tur

* To appear at NLP4ConvAI workshop of EMNLP 2021 

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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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