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Introduction to the Special Issue on Computational Dialogue Modelling

Francesco Cutugno, Hendrik Buschmeier
2021 Italian Journal of Computational Linguistics  
Introduction to the Special Issue on Computational Dialogue Modelling Francesco Cutugno * Università di Napoli 'Federico II' Hendrik Buschmeier * * Bielefeld University This special issue on 'Computational  ...  Simple 'command-based' models and dialogue state tracking methods are now widely available for very constrained tasks and domains and research in NLP is heading towards the design of more complex scenarios  ... 
doi:10.4000/ijcol.934 fatcat:jvlmpxawevaujbgdfxy6haqixq

Post‐1998 track II diplomacy between India and the USA: An Indian perspective

Bhabani Mishra
2004 Strategic Analysis  
The paper discusses Track II Diplomacy between India and the United States with a special focus on the post-1998 period.  ...  Its scope is limited to Track II deliberations that have relevance to foreign policy issues.  ...  Acknowledgement The author thanks the two anonymous referees for their comments and suggestions on the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09700160408450121 fatcat:lcf35jzfojh35pmrze6l2zfr6y

Guest editors' introduction - Perceptual multimodal interfaces

L.M. Encarnacao, L.J. Hettinger
2003 IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications  
Moreover, it seems as though the computer graphics research community has focused increasingly on image synthesis and animation, treating dialogue and interaction as the difficult stepchild that has to  ...  C omputer graphics from its beginning has aimed to facilitate the dialogue between the human user and the computing system.  ...  Bentley et al. describe their approach of supporting system awareness with respect to the user state by employing face tracking and observing the user's behavior in specific widgets.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mcg.2003.1231174 fatcat:iglazrfnc5dhzdsczapmymyqke

Track II as a method to break barriers: Pakistan-India relations since 1980

Talat A. Wizarat
2014 Business Review  
Some CBMs can also be traced back to Neemrana and other Track-II initiatives. Mindsets of common people and decision-makers need to be changed, in that lies the real success of Track-II initiatives.  ...  Attempts have been made in the past to apply the concepts developed particularly during 1960's to other regions of the world.  ...  According to Saunders, Track II diplomacy is based on members of civil society engaging in 'policy related problem solving dialogue'.  ... 
doi:10.54784/1990-6587.1268 fatcat:iobejlnsv5dmrewfc4bulrl23y

Introduction [chapter]

Anna Wyrozumska
2017 Transnational Judicial Dialogue on International Law in Central and Eastern Europe  
Kowalski focuses on Polish practice and his diagnosis on the state of the dialogue is rather severe. He finds that the Polish contribution to judicial dialogue on refugee law is very modest.  ...  She tracks down the reaction to these ECtHR decisions both on the part of the judiciary and the executive posing the question as to with whom the actual responsibility of implementation lies (Who is to  ... 
doi:10.18778/8088-707-7.01 fatcat:z2yyjf7mm5csxl2pggk42jx7ii

Multi-modal System Architecture for Serious Gaming [chapter]

Otilia Kocsis, Todor Ganchev, Iosif Mporas, George Papadopoulos, Nikos Fakotakis
2009 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
This creates barriers to independent game developers and inhibits the introduction of innovative games, or new game genres.  ...  Furthermore, the domain of serious games, aiming to value-added games, makes use of additional inputs, such as biosensors, motion tracking equipment, etc.  ...  Acknowledgment This work was supported by the PlayMancer project (FP7 215839), which is partially funded by the European Commission.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-0221-4_52 fatcat:5xlpikz2wnap5ihcplao7yozmm

Goal-Oriented Multi-Task BERT-Based Dialogue State Tracker [article]

Pavel Gulyaev, Eugenia Elistratova, Vasily Konovalov, Yuri Kuratov, Leonid Pugachev, Mikhail Burtsev
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The Schema-Guided State Tracking track of the 8th Dialogue System Technology Challenge highlighted the DST problem for unseen services.  ...  The organizers introduced the Schema-Guided Dialogue (SGD) dataset with multi-domain conversations and released a zero-shot dialogue state tracking model.  ...  Acknowledgments The work was supported by National Technology Initiative and PAO Sberbank project ID 0000000007417F630002.  ... 
arXiv:2002.02450v1 fatcat:2mwuotfnsrhdvhk7cfjmlzla44

Efficient Dialogue State Tracking by Selectively Overwriting Memory [article]

Sungdong Kim, Sohee Yang, Gyuwan Kim, Sang-Woo Lee
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Recent works in dialogue state tracking (DST) focus on an open vocabulary-based setting to resolve scalability and generalization issues of the predefined ontology-based approaches.  ...  Our method decomposes DST into two sub-tasks and guides the decoder to focus only on one of the tasks, thus reducing the burden of the decoder.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank the members of Clova AI for proofreading this manuscript.  ... 
arXiv:1911.03906v2 fatcat:yoxfzpd54fhcvkm6nkoz3b4d6y

STN4DST: A Scalable Dialogue State Tracking based on Slot Tagging Navigation [article]

Puhai Yang, Heyan Huang, Xianling Mao
2021 arXiv   pre-print
To tackle the above drawbacks, in this paper, we propose a novel scalable dialogue state tracking method based on slot tagging navigation, which implements an end-to-end single-step pointer to locate and  ...  Scalability for handling unknown slot values is a important problem in dialogue state tracking (DST).  ...  while maintains comparable results on WOZ2.0 and MWOZ2.2.  ... 
arXiv:2010.10811v2 fatcat:rgdb64ncbndnnbijhntf3h4tyi

Response to the discussion points by Lina Varonina and Stefan Kopp

Lina Varonina, Stefan Kopp
2021 Italian Journal of Computational Linguistics  
These points are con- cerned with the connection between the modules for common ground (CG) modelling and dialogue state tracking (DST), and how recent developments with the introduction of deep learning  ...  Dialogue state tracking with incremental reasoning. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 9:557–569.  ... 
doi:10.4000/ijcol.815 fatcat:ptduewem6fgo7pu32ghl5qvu44

Comprehensive Study: How the Context Information of Different Granularity Affects Dialogue State Tracking? [article]

Puhai Yang and Heyan Huang and Xian-Ling Mao
2021 arXiv   pre-print
The scratch-based strategy obtains each slot value by inquiring all the dialogue history, and the previous-based strategy relies on the current turn dialogue to update the previous dialogue state.  ...  Dialogue state tracking (DST) plays a key role in task-oriented dialogue systems to monitor the user's goal.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank the anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments.  ... 
arXiv:2105.03571v2 fatcat:7zdf44hb3jg5pakftfyzy5rhzi

MultiWOZ 2.2 : A Dialogue Dataset with Additional Annotation Corrections and State Tracking Baselines [article]

Xiaoxue Zang, Abhinav Rastogi, Srinivas Sunkara, Raghav Gupta, Jianguo Zhang, Jindong Chen
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We also benchmark a few state of the art dialogue state tracking models on the corrected dataset to facilitate comparison for future work.  ...  Firstly, we identify and fix dialogue state annotation errors across 17.3% of the utterances on top of MultiWOZ 2.1.  ...  We also benchmark a few state of the art dialogue state tracking models on the corrected dataset to facilitate comparison for future work.  ... 
arXiv:2007.12720v1 fatcat:vwl4g7neu5abvd7mens6nh2g4a

An End-to-End Dialogue State Tracking System with Machine Reading Comprehension and Wide Deep Classification [article]

Yue Ma, Zengfeng Zeng, Dawei Zhu, Xuan Li, Yiying Yang, Xiaoyuan Yao, Kaijie Zhou, Jianping Shen
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The goal of this task is to predict the intents and slots in each user turn to complete the dialogue state tracking (DST) based on the information provided by the task's schema.  ...  This paper describes our approach in DSTC 8 Track 4: Schema-Guided Dialogue State Tracking.  ...  Introduction The goal-driven dialogue system aims to provide a humancomputer interaction based on natural language.  ... 
arXiv:1912.09297v2 fatcat:gr5ymk2gnffybpe3u3yvtmcvw4

Flexible and Scalable State Tracking Framework for Goal-Oriented Dialogue Systems [article]

Rahul Goel, Shachi Paul, Tagyoung Chung, Jeremie Lecomte, Arindam Mandal, Dilek Hakkani-Tur
2018 arXiv   pre-print
The dialogue state tracker in conventional dialogue systems is one such component - it is usually designed to fit a well-defined application domain.  ...  These characteristics make it much easier to expand the dialogue state space.  ...  Methodology The dialogue state tracking task involves inferring the current state of dialogue based on the conversation that has happened so far.  ... 
arXiv:1811.12891v1 fatcat:3sixlvuivnen7ihuapt6mlepqi

Domain Transfer in Dialogue Systems without Turn-Level Supervision [article]

Joachim Bingel, Victor Petrén Bach Hansen, Ana Valeria Gonzalez, Paweł Budzianowski, Isabelle Augenstein, Anders Søgaard
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Task oriented dialogue systems rely heavily on specialized dialogue state tracking (DST) modules for dynamically predicting user intent throughout the conversation.  ...  State-of-the-art DST models are typically trained in a supervised manner from manual annotations at the turn level.  ...  With the introduction of the Dialogue State Tracking Challenges , this line of research has received considerable interest.  ... 
arXiv:1909.07101v1 fatcat:logglgkwfrd7hazddpbrs26lhm
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