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Like hiking? You probably enjoy nature: Persona-grounded Dialog with Commonsense Expansions [article]

Bodhisattwa Prasad Majumder, Harsh Jhamtani, Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick, Julian McAuley
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we propose to expand available persona sentences using existing commonsense knowledge bases and paraphrasing resources to imbue dialog models with access to an expanded and richer set of  ...  For example, state-of-the-art models cannot infer that interest in hiking might imply love for nature or longing for a break.  ...  We demonstrate that COMPAC learns to be consistent with the dialog context with accurate persona grounding especially in the presence of commonsense expansions.  ... 
arXiv:2010.03205v1 fatcat:nnoo3rzf25bx3i6fd5fcec2obm

Like hiking? You probably enjoy nature: Persona-grounded Dialog with Commonsense Expansions

Bodhisattwa Prasad Majumder, Harsh Jhamtani, Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick, Julian McAuley
2020 Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)   unpublished
In this paper, we propose to expand available persona sentences using existing commonsense knowledge bases and paraphrasing resources to imbue dialog models with access to an expanded and richer set of  ...  For example, state-of-the-art models cannot infer that interest in hiking might imply love for nature or longing for a break.  ...  We demonstrate that COMPAC learns to be consistent with the dialog context with accurate persona grounding especially in the presence of commonsense expansions.  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/2020.emnlp-main.739 fatcat:klqr7gvlhrcsncnk2qrq6gin54

Rationale-Inspired Natural Language Explanations with Commonsense [article]

Bodhisattwa Prasad Majumder, Oana-Maria Camburu, Thomas Lukasiewicz, Julian McAuley
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Self-rationalization with commonsense also strongly improves the quality of the extractive rationale and task performances over the previous best performing models that also produce explanations.  ...  ., subsets of input features) and natural language explanations (NLEs) are two predominant types of explanations for machine learning models.  ...  Like hiking? you probably enjoy nature: Persona-grounded dialog with commonsense ex- Julia Strout, Ye Zhang, and Raymond J. Mooney. pansions.  ... 
arXiv:2106.13876v2 fatcat:dq5ibj3h6zakdfrg7eal3hfxme

Improving Automated Evaluation of Open Domain Dialog via Diverse Reference Augmentation [article]

Varun Gangal, Harsh Jhamtani, Eduard Hovy, Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick
2021 arXiv   pre-print
More specifically, we use (1) a commonsense knowledge base to elicit a large number of plausible reactions given the dialog history (2) relevant instances retrieved from dialog corpus, using similar past  ...  We demonstrate that our automatically expanded reference sets lead to large improvements in correlations of automated metrics with human ratings of system outputs for DailyDialog dataset.  ...  Unsupervised enrichment of persona- grounded dialog with background stories. In ACL. Like hiking? you probably enjoy nature: Persona- grounded dialog with commonsense expansions.  ... 
arXiv:2106.02833v1 fatcat:46fppdxzfvhexj5yod2qbpk7o4

Investigating Robustness of Dialog Models to Popular Figurative Language Constructs [article]

Harsh Jhamtani, Varun Gangal, Eduard Hovy, Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Thus, it is important for real-world dialog systems to be able to handle popular figurative language constructs like metaphor and simile.  ...  Humans often employ figurative language use in communication, including during interactions with dialog systems.  ...  preference/appropriateness ratings are collected over source content either directly sourced from, or based on typical, off-the-shelf models trained on already existing, publicly available and widely used dialog  ... 
arXiv:2110.00687v1 fatcat:zaxwug56gzdaroukosukshbkri

Experience-Centered Design: Designers, Users, and Communities in Dialogue

Peter Wright, John McCarthy
2010 Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics  
In Section 2, we describe three examples of experience-centered projects and use them to illustrate and explain our dialogical approach.  ...  Human-Centered Informatics (HCI) is the intersection of the cultural, the social, the cognitive, and the aesthetic with computing and information technology.  ...  This partnership took the form of an outreach program scheduled as one part of an area-wide nature and hiking program.  ... 
doi:10.2200/s00229ed1v01y201003hci009 fatcat:y57wsxj4wnev7ksnvzbpfedqtm

Conversational Multi-Hop Reasoning with Neural Commonsense Knowledge and Symbolic Logic Rules

Forough Arabshahi, Jennifer Lee, Antoine Bosselut, Yejin Choi, Tom Mitchell
2021 Proceedings of the 2021 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing   unpublished
We evaluate the model with a user study with human users that achieves a 35% higher success rate compared to SOTA.  ...  Similar to any KBs gathered to date, our commonsense KB is prone to missing knowledge.  ...  Like hiking? you probably enjoy nature: Persona-grounded dialog with commonsense expansions. In Proceedings of 2020 EMNLP, pages 9194-9206.  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/2021.emnlp-main.588 fatcat:exrvfblhtzbyxphallkm5hx2qy

Sustainable poetry: four American ecopoets

1999 ChoiceReviews  
Q.So then when you say things like "with no names," in a sense you are talking about a relationship between you and something else where you are able to perceive the suchness directly; there is no name  ...  the minutes of our lives we are saying thank you with the words going out like cells of a brain with the cities growing over us we are saying thank you faster and faster with nobody listening we are saying  ...  In "Ripples on the Surface," the final poem of No Nature, Snyder observes that nature is "not a book, but a performance," with "Ever-fresh events / scraped out, rubbed out, and used, used, again-" (381  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.37-1421 fatcat:oneemay7rfgvbiw5soacbplbie

Kronos Philosophical Journal, vol.III/2014 [article]

Thomas Pangle, Ewa Atanassow, Gabriel Pihas, Joseph C. Macfarland, Marek A. Cichocki, Ivan Dimitrijević, Paulina Sosnowska, Andrzej Serafin, Bartosz Kuźniarz, Andrzej Księżopolski, Irena Księżopolska, Halszka Witkowska (+6 others)
2014 Zenodo  
The third issue opens with a previously unpublished passage from Leo Strauss's lectures on Aristotle.  ...  The papers presented in the annual might be of interest to the readers from outside Poland, allowing them to familiarize themselves with the dynamic thought of contemporary Polish authors, as well as entirely  ...  You see, Aristotle proceeds in a strictly commonsensical way.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3246840 fatcat:5rkzy7vfyzh2dboozguulyzre4

Socialist Studies, Volume 9, Number 1 (Full Issue)

Various Authors
2013 Socialist Studies/Études Socialistes  
Acknowledgements We would like to thank Elaine Coburn for her editorial comments. , D. (2012). From triple jeopardy to intersectionality: The feminist perplex.  ...  (You can probably still find such people in the remoter reaches of the Trotskyist blogosphere.)  ...  In this case you might have certain sections you want to check with other people and see if it corresponds with what they say.  ... 
doi:10.18740/s4s88s fatcat:bwaqw6jszjb5vnhge6gke564ga

The Stuff that Myths Are Made of

MARY P. SHERIDAN-RABIDEAU
2001 Written Communication  
Among topics of interest are the nature of writing ability; the assessment of writing; the impact of technology on writing (and of writing on technology); social and political consequences of writing and  ...  If you only have 50 minutes for an exam, you know that you will probably not be tested over the fourth level of a process that you only discussed until the third level in class.  ...  Sophie: I had a real problem with that because in Australia, it's required that you vote. It's not you know a freedom, like in the United States.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0741088301018004002 fatcat:ab6env5ajngtno7gxs7czounuu

Who Cares? The Terror of Dementia in Ian McEwan's Saturday [chapter]

Peter Simonsen, Sally Chivers, Ulla Kriebernegg
2017 Care Home Stories  
Smiling, Nora turned to me and said, "we seem to enjoy each other very much. I just met him here." Barry agreed with her, and then she continued, "It's just nice talking to someone who you enjoy."  ...  And these people -like are we all at arm's length and cold, you know? Like, they need love.  ...  After 1912, the construction of new houses of industry or refuge virtually ground to a halt, despite a 218-percent increase in the proportion of the population over 60.  ... 
doi:10.14361/9783839438053-016 fatcat:zqhoo7vnnrg7vfsrkcbjczj5ji

In the company of music and illness : the experience and meaning of music listening for women living with chronic illness

Jennifer James Nicol
2002
Writing and rewriting in a reflective and dialogical manner were grounding elements of analysis. Findings contribute in several ways.  ...  I studied the phenomenon of music listening in the particular context of women living with chronic illness (i.e., a physical condition that is managed rather than cured), and in keeping with van Manen's  ...  If I could read now, then I could probably sit here and enjoy and hour and a half reading a book. Get my mind off things. [So music does the same thing? It allows you to lose yourself?] Right.  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0054526 fatcat:6qhgc33ebzarlhmrqrjv4nqwwm

Lay theory, communication, and organizing: a study of a university's office of sustainability

Brenden E. Kendall
2012
A growing number of organizations employ sustainability officers responsible for communicating with internal and external audiences.  ...  The author engaged in longterm participant observation, conducted 20 in-depth individual interviews, and two group interviews with employees and partners of the office of sustainability.  ...  Whether or not you were part of those recent observations, the study covered by this consent form is designed to ask you and others questions about sustainability, communication, and your experience with  ... 
doi:10.26053/0h-bybd-f3g0 fatcat:ta3v2l33jfdizpazdjzypilnry

The Immigrant (not simply Spanish) Purview and Poetics of George Santayana

David Colón
2015 unpublished
It tends to take over from the red gums as you move to higher, dryer ground though, like them, it needs flood conditions to germinate.  ...  Enjoyment of nature switched from a right-to a left-brain activity.  ...  'You said I'd probably find them bourgeois and, being an accommodating chap, I merely agreed.  ... 
fatcat:6qhxflbnzzgm7myulmqxopqrsy
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