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Learning Low-Resource End-To-End Goal-Oriented Dialog for Fast and Reliable System Deployment

Yinpei Dai, Hangyu Li, Chengguang Tang, Yongbin Li, Jian Sun, Xiaodan Zhu
2020 Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics   unpublished
To obtain an acceptable success in real-life online services with only a handful of training examples, both fast adaptability and reliable performance are highly desirable for dialog systems.  ...  We evaluate our methods on a new extended-bAbI dataset and a transformed MultiWOZ dataset for lowresource goal-oriented dialog learning.  ...  Acknowledgments The research of the last author is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/2020.acl-main.57 fatcat:zvl44rh7i5bg7l6i4qagww2s24

Recent Advances and Challenges in Task-oriented Dialog System [article]

Zheng Zhang, Ryuichi Takanobu, Qi Zhu, Minlie Huang, Xiaoyan Zhu
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We also discuss three critical topics for task-oriented dialog systems: (1) improving data efficiency to facilitate dialog modeling in low-resource settings, (2) modeling multi-turn dynamics for dialog  ...  Due to the significance and value in human-computer interaction and natural language processing, task-oriented dialog systems are attracting more and more attention in both academic and industrial communities  ...  The end-to-end approaches for task-oriented dialog systems are inspired by the researches on open-domain dialog systems, which use neural models to build the system in an end-to-end manner without mod-ular  ... 
arXiv:2003.07490v3 fatcat:powcuixxargkbp57kpwmjict3y

MIP An AI Distributed Architectural Model to Introduce Cognitive computing capabilities in Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) [article]

Pasquale Giampa Redev Technology Ltd London UK
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The goal of the proposed application of MIP is to reduce the implementation burden for the usage of AI algorithms applied to cognitive computing and fluent HMI interactions within the manufacturing process  ...  in a cyber-physical production system.  ...  provide a smart, reliable and extensible control tool for the Cyber-Physical system.  ... 
arXiv:2003.13174v1 fatcat:txpp2tserzhidbhaddlccc4j5i

Towards a synchronized semantic model to support aspects of building management

Michael Dibley, Haijiang Li, John Miles, Yacine Rezgui
2009 2009 7th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics  
Signed (candidate) Date I hereby give consent for my thesis, if accepted, to be available for photocopying and for interlibrary loan, and for the title and summary to be made available to outside organisations  ...  Additionally further inferences are facilitated including those about wasted resources such as unnecessary lighting and heating for example.  ...  Acknowledgements The author gratefully acknowledges the help, support and guidance of his supervisors Dr Haijiang Li and Professor John Miles. The research was funded by the EPSRC.  ... 
doi:10.1109/indin.2009.5195822 fatcat:z2s4micvrvhwzioiivpdxz2t54

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence 2020 Workshop Program

Grace Bang, Guy Barash, Ryan Bea, Jacques Cali, Mauricio Castillo-Effen, Xin Chen, Niyati Chhaya, Rachel Cummings, Rohan Dhoopar, Sebastijan Dumanci, Huáscar Espinoza, Eitan Farchi (+29 others)
2020 The AI Magazine  
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence 2020 Workshop Program included twenty-three workshops covering a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence.  ...  Like its predecessors, it focused on end-to-end dialog tasks, to explore the issue of applying end-to-end technologies to dialog systems in a pragmatic way.  ...  The earlier challenges focused on developing a single component for dialog-state tracking on goal-oriented human-machine conversations.  ... 
doi:10.1609/aimag.v41i4.7398 fatcat:r6bw77vy4zgmrbgyuvsjs5knta

Intelligent virtual agents for contact center automation

M. Gilbert, J.G. Wilpon, B. Stern, G. Di Fabbrizio
2005 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine  
They learn from data, can scale with minimal human intervention, and are able to extract intelligence information to help improve their operation and the business they serve.  ...  ., customers, employees, suppliers) and organizations (e.g., businesses, enterprises, government agencies) to accomplish or facilitate a business transaction.  ...  A dialog ends when a goal is achieved by completing a transaction or by routing the user to an appropriate destination.  ... 
doi:10.1109/msp.2005.1511822 fatcat:g2szn2k5xrbsvl5kls2rezztcq

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

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 (+7 others)
2018 arXiv   pre-print
evaluators, and a sensitive content detection model so that the competing teams could focus on building knowledge-rich, coherent and engaging multi-turn dialog systems.  ...  We address several key open-ended problems such as conversational speech recognition, open domain natural language understanding, commonsense reasoning, statistical dialog management, and dialog evaluation  ...  We additionally would like to acknowlegde the Alexa Principal Scientist community for their vision and support through this entire program; Marketing, PR, Legal and Digital Security for continuing to help  ... 
arXiv:1812.10757v1 fatcat:5jjauzhjsfc4fjrr5qt4a5xf24

GC4S: A bioinformatics-oriented Java software library of reusable graphical user interface components

Hugo López-Fernández, Miguel Reboiro-Jato, Daniel Glez-Peña, Rosalía Laza, Reyes Pavón, Florentino Fdez-Riverola, Frederique Lisacek
2018 PLoS ONE  
Apart from providing reliable and fast implementations of different data analysis algorithms, these software applications should also be clear and easy to use through proper user interfaces, providing  ...  To that end, this paper introduces GC4S, a bioinformaticsoriented collection of high-level, extensible, and reusable Java GUI elements specifically designed to speed up bioinformatics software development  ...  SING group thanks CITI (Centro de Investigación, Transferencia e Innovación) from University of Vigo for hosting its IT infrastructure.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0204474 pmid:30235322 pmcid:PMC6147514 fatcat:mc4jbedbmfcebj2wkowwjqoije

The Development and Evaluation of Interactional Competence Elicitor for Oral Language Assessments

Evgeny Chukharev‐Hudilainen, Gary J. Ockey
2021 ETS Research Report Series  
Findings suggest that ICE was robust in 90% of the dialog turns it produced, and test takers noted both positive and negative aspects of communicating with the system as opposed to a human interlocutor  ...  This paper describes the development and evaluation of Interaction Competence Elicitor (ICE), a spoken dialog system (SDS) for the delivery of a paired oral discussion task in the context of language assessment  ...  The authors are grateful to research assistants Nazlınur Göktürk Tüney and MacKenzie Novotny for their contributions to the development of the SDS presented in this paper. Notes  ... 
doi:10.1002/ets2.12319 fatcat:6dx64psmv5aa3k37hlay5lwwfe

D1.2 Requirements definition and analysis from vertical industries and core applications

Tilemachos Doukoglou, Marius Iordache, Uwe Herzog
2019 Zenodo  
One of the main goals of 5G-EVE is to offer a complete multi-operator, distributed 5G Network Platform that participants of other EU funded projects and other Vertical Industries can use to run, test and  ...  These either have to reconsider some of their requirements or dedicated and careful network planning and resource allocation should be performed.  ...  sufficient for system design, planning and/or service deployment.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3628161 fatcat:jg4ppgqspbch7chjt2t3gy5jii

Revisiting IP QoS

Grenville J. Armitage
2003 Computer communication review  
The goal of RIPQOS was to critique the evolution and deployment of IP quality of service (QoS) mechanisms, from both the research and operational community perspectives.  ...  This report attempts to capture the essence of our workshop's discussions, presentations and experiences.  ...  Our goal with RIPQOS was to start dialog on how IP QoS techniques and methodologies fare in the operational world outside of simulations and testbeds.  ... 
doi:10.1145/963985.963995 fatcat:qobuzvohzbf3dl2zygtplsnvge

Cloud computing implementation in libraries: A synergy for library services optimization

Wada Ibrahim
2018 International Journal of Library and Information Science  
Five facilities such as digital resources, internet service, thin client architecture, wireless access point and digital librarian are considered as prerequisites for cloud computing deployment.  ...  resources and optimize their services.  ...  to easily extend network signal for access beyond immediate location, require low technical attention, easy to use.  ... 
doi:10.5897/ijlis2016.0748 fatcat:dyqqseed4rcqjh2qctoydo2pyy


2009 International journal of software engineering and knowledge engineering  
Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) enable dynamic integration of Web Services (WS) to accomplish a user's need. As such, they are sensitive to user errors.  ...  This article presents a framework for mitigating the risks of user errors due to changes in the service delivery context.  ...  The tests enable system designers to learn about the quality of the user interfaces and to identify usability bottlenecks. • At the deployment stage, diagnostic usability reports using special statistics  ... 
doi:10.1142/s0218194009004362 fatcat:a52doi5awfgbbcuq7zdj2fydhe

Empowering End Users to Confine Their Own Applications

Z. Cliffe Schreuders, Tanya McGill, Christian Payne
2011 ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security  
The functionality-based application confinement (FBAC) model is designed to allow end users with limited expertise to assign applications hierarchical and parameterised policy abstractions based upon the  ...  However, alternative approaches that provide more finely grained security generally require greater expertise than typical end users can reasonably be expected to have, and consequently have had limited  ...  During the study it was observed that, when faced with repetitive AppArmor dialogs with rules to vet, some participants simply clicked "Allow" as fast as possible for each rule, and this appears to explain  ... 
doi:10.1145/2019599.2019604 fatcat:ujj3gll6zfewrdb7zzfdlhtqgm

Cognitive Architectures and Autonomy: A Comparative Review

Kristinn Thórisson, Helgi Helgasson
2012 Journal of Artificial General Intelligence  
Among the reasons for this are the highly limited machine learning and adaptation techniques available, and the inherent complexity of integrating numerous cognitive and learning capabilities in a coherent  ...  Autonomy is a key property for any system to be considered generally intelligent, in our view; we use this concept as an organizing principle for comparing the reviewed systems.  ...  The authors would like to thank Deon Garrett, Ricardo Sanz, Pei Wang, Gudny R. Jonsdottir, and Carlos C. Hernadez for valuable comments on earlier versions of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.2478/v10229-011-0015-3 fatcat:4aet7rginnb2jndrfj75yzldgm
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