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BoB: BERT Over BERT for Training Persona-based Dialogue Models from Limited Personalized Data

Haoyu Song, Yan Wang, Kaiyan Zhang, Wei-Nan Zhang, Ting Liu
2021 Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (Volume 1: Long Papers)   unpublished
In this work, we show how the challenges can be addressed by disentangling persona-based dialogue generation into two sub-tasks with a novel BERTover-BERT (BoB) model.  ...  Although tremendous advancements have been brought, the limitedscale of annotated persona-dense data are still barriers towards training robust and consistent persona-based dialogue models.  ...  We thank all the anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/2021.acl-long.14 fatcat:yc4ixqoxxze6tmpbi6hbjta5ka

Rethinking Offensive Text Detection as a Multi-Hop Reasoning Problem [article]

Qiang Zhang, Jason Naradowsky, Yusuke Miyao
2022 arXiv   pre-print
We explore the potential for a multi-hop reasoning approach by utilizing existing entailment models to score the probability of these chains and show that even naive reasoning models can yield improved  ...  We introduce the task of implicit offensive text detection in dialogues, where a statement may have either an offensive or non-offensive interpretation, depending on the listener and context.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank the anonymous reviewers for their helpful suggestions and feedback. We also thank Couger Inc. for additional computational resources.  ... 
arXiv:2204.10521v1 fatcat:y5ksgrrgezazvg5aeyx7xl65ei

A survey on construction and enhancement methods in service chatbots design

Zhenhui Peng, Xiaojuan Ma
2019 CCF Transactions on Pervasive Computing and Interaction  
We first introduce major techniques for the three core design philosophies, which are rule-based, retrieval-based and generation-based methods, followed by a brief summary of the evaluation metrics.  ...  Finally, in future directions we discuss the promising response generation models for chatbots using the recent progress in the transformer and contextual embeddings, as well as potential ways to construct  ...  a Persona-based neural conversation model that uses speaker embeddings [adapted from Li et al. (2016)]; b tone-aware seq2seq model and examples of toned responses [from Hu et al. (2018), with permission  ... 
doi:10.1007/s42486-019-00012-3 fatcat:7rziovwwnbb6nmisunkgan7si4

Multi-Dimensional Gender Bias Classification [article]

Emily Dinan, Angela Fan, Ledell Wu, Jason Weston, Douwe Kiela, Adina Williams
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Machine learning models are trained to find patterns in data. NLP models can inadvertently learn socially undesirable patterns when training on gender biased text.  ...  of the person being spoken to, and bias from the gender of the speaker.  ...  Table 4 : Performance of the multitask model on the test sets from our training data. We evaluate the multi-task model on the test sets for the training datasets.  ... 
arXiv:2005.00614v1 fatcat:o3lgzjeouvhepmp6bkmw2jk7jm

Beyond "Lift every voice and sing": the culture of uplift, identity, and politics in black musical theater

2009 ChoiceReviews  
Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, New York. Walker, Sarah. Fort Berthold, Dakota" (Hidasta) Sarah Walker. "Incidents of Indian Life at Hampton." February 1880.  ...  The Golden Age of Popular American Music from 1886-1956. New York: Donald I. Fine Inc., 1980. Johnson, Edward A. History of Negro Soldiers in the Spanish- American War, and Johnson" (1915) .  ...  Walton objected strongly and offers the reader a sample of the dialogue. In a dialogue with Rosamond Johnson, Bob Cole puts in a line for the sake of a laugh that could be easily omitted.  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.47-1892 fatcat:bdqryj4gjvfcrkyqv5lim37fkm

An Empirical Study on the Overlapping Problem of Open-Domain Dialogue Datasets [article]

Yuqiao Wen, Guoqing Luo, Lili Mou
Finally, we address this issue by cleaning these datasets and setting up a proper data processing procedure for future research.  ...  Open-domain dialogue systems aim to converse with humans through text, and its research has heavily relied on benchmark datasets.  ...  Samples Table 2: Over-informative model responses from Dai- with an overlap greater than 0.80 are considered dupli- lyDialog and OpenSubtitles. cates and are removed for the deduplicated dataset  ... 
doi:10.48550/arxiv.2201.06219 fatcat:g7cexdvttrex3oc4t7kuteepjq

Preparing Clinical Law Students for Advocacy in Poor People's Courts

Steven K. Berenson
2014 Social Science Research Network  
The proceedings in such "courtrooms" are largely based upon the small claims court model. 25 Indeed, the "cases" in syndi-courtrooms are usually drawn from real small claims court cases. 26 The parties  ...  MODEL RULES OF PROF'L CONDUCT Preamble, ¶ 1 (2002); see Douglas L Col- bert, . See supra Parts II and III. 178. See supra notes 44-47. 179. See Andrew Schepard & J.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2408786 fatcat:arvdjyo36na2feqdsqviudyvny

Letter of the month

D.K. Smith
1991 Manufacturing Engineer  
DON'T FORGET YOUR LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRTS! INHALE TO THE CHIEF Page 18  ...  For copies of this or other NAS statements, or for additional information about the National Association of Scholars and its activities, including its research center, speakers bureau, search service,  ...  And for Castro, it's too bad that he has isolated himself from other countries by refusing to go along with "Western economic and political models."  ... 
doi:10.1049/me:19910150 fatcat:lwbvgylxhvepjemhjzonvwcb4q

Multi-Dimensional Gender Bias Classification

Emily Dinan, Angela Fan, Ledell Wu, Jason Weston, Douwe Kiela, Adina Williams
2020 Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)   unpublished
Machine learning models are trained to find patterns in data. NLP models can inadvertently learn socially undesirable patterns when training on gender biased text.  ...  We show our classifiers are valuable for a variety of applications, like controlling for gender bias in generative models, detecting gender bias in arbitrary text, and classifying text as offensive based  ...  Acknowledgments Thanks to Isabelle Kloumann and our other colleagues from Responsible AI at Facebook, the audience of the NY NLP Meetup, Isaac Bleaman, Sarah Phillips, and Zeerak Waseem Butt for discussions  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/2020.emnlp-main.23 fatcat:y5h6zpjlinb2dif3nk5j64uxgq

'Country life'? Rurality, folk music and 'Show of Hands'

Richard Yarwood, Clive Charlton
2009 Journal of Rural Studies  
Drawing from literature on the geographies of music, it examines the work of "Show of Hands", a contemporary folk band from Devon in England. Three areas are studied.  ...  Acknowledgements We are very grateful for Steve Knightley and Phil Beer of "Show of Hands" for giving up their time to be interviewed and for answering our questions so fully and openly.  ...  We would like to thank Vaughan Pearce for organising the interviews and commenting on an earlier draft of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2008.10.003 fatcat:moofkajwlndbfpk4azyapo36du

Refuge 32.2 (Special Issue) Print Copy

2016 Refuge  
Acknowledgments This paper benefitted from the exceptional research assistance of Nora Fien and was supported by the University Research Grant Program at the University of Manitoba.  ...  Over a year later, in the summer of 1979, André Pilon showed up at Howard Adelman's home-again, with Bob Parkes-for a meeting, which now marks the genesis of Operation Lifeline.  ...  Albert "Bert" Weeks was a watchmaker who moved to Windsor from Montreal as a young man in the late 1940s.  ... 
doi:10.25071/1920-7336.40419 fatcat:dkqayye6qvg7xkpdxnp2n7gere

Georgic Ideals and Claims of Entitlement in the Life Writing of Alberta Settlers

Shirley A. McDonald
The figure of the horse has notable presence in the diaries and memoirs, as does an ethic of stewardship modelled in Virgil's Georgics.  ...  for personal narratives; 6,900 for autobiographies; and over 5,000 entries for life writing (identified as letters, correspondence, addresses, and papers).  ...  The agricultural methods Henry Jr. practiced reflect a model based on venerated humanist ideologies, such as stewardship.  ... 
doi:10.7939/r3pc7h fatcat:mum4b42oibdzdmfuzdcg2rkzbu


Kathleen Engebretson
2003 Religious Education  
Deeper Roots of Faith for Young People through Ancient Christian Spirituality Braddon R. Brown Doctor of Ministry School of Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary 2013  ...  We want to be forgiven, but you know how hard it is for us to forgive others. We can handle temptation and evil. Bring it on; we can fight it alone.  ...  The Lord's Prayer is presented as a model. Students are challenged to recite the Lord's Prayer daily and are held accountable. Encouraging daily prayer time is important.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00344080308297 fatcat:gexmlzmusrakxmp3owtwzcp5f4

The New Separation of Powers

Bruce Ackerman
2000 Harvard Law Review  
constitution to adopt a system based on the American model.  ...  , advocated a parliamentary model based on the German system.  ...  We would find it extraordinarily difficult to trade the current model in for a new one -though who  ... 
doi:10.2307/1342286 fatcat:5yjvgxtgara47fqgznqwsk2tb4

Recent Dickens studies

1987 Critical Quarterly  
, but through a limited third-person standpoint, born in part from his inability to know of ongoing networked happenings elsewhere and from the global transport system's formal relations of collocation  ...  Steerforth represents his earliest model, one that embodies the traditional rapacious rank-based rake.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-8705.1987.tb00094.x fatcat:ewf2xgmjobee7l2vtzu3ledbfi
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