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10 years 10 months ago
Learning Dialogue POMDP Models from Data
In this paper, we learn the components of dialogue POMDP models from data. In particular, we learn the states, observations, as well as transition and observation functions based o...
Hamid R. Chinaei, Brahim Chaib-draa
11 years 1 months ago
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: An empirical investigation of the upper bound of the selection approach to dialogue
We perform a study of existing dialogue corpora to establish the theoretical maximum performance of the selection approach to simulating human dialogue behavior in unseen dialogue...
Sudeep Gandhe, David R. Traum
11 years 4 months ago
Towards Improving the Naturalness of Social Conversations with Dialogue Systems
We describe an approach to improving the naturalness of a social dialogue system, Talkie, by adding disfluencies and other content-independent enhancements to synthesized conversa...
Matthew Marge, João Miranda, Alan W. Black,...
11 years 4 months ago
Autism and Interactional Aspects of Dialogue
Little research has been done to explore differences in the interactional aspects of dialogue between children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and those with typical develop...
Peter A. Heeman, Rebecca Lunsford, Ethan Selfridge...
11 years 4 months ago
Classifying Dialogue Acts in One-on-One Live Chats
We explore the task of automatically classifying dialogue acts in 1-on-1 online chat forums, an increasingly popular means of providing customer service. In particular, we investi...
Su Nam Kim, Lawrence Cavedon, Timothy Baldwin
11 years 4 months ago
Importance-Driven Turn-Bidding for Spoken Dialogue Systems
Current turn-taking approaches for spoken dialogue systems rely on the speaker releasing the turn before the other can take it. This reliance results in restricted interactions th...
Ethan Selfridge, Peter A. Heeman
112views more  SPEECH 2002»
11 years 6 months ago
Relating dialogue games to information state
This paper1 discusses the use of `conversational' or `dialogue games' as a basis for building dialogue systems. We give a tutorial overview of some recent attempts to re...
Stephen G. Pulman
131views more  JAIR 2000»
11 years 6 months ago
An Application of Reinforcement Learning to Dialogue Strategy Selection in a Spoken Dialogue System for Email
This paper describes a novel method by which a spoken dialogue system can learn to choose an optimal dialogue strategy from its experience interacting with human users. The method...
Marilyn A. Walker
11 years 6 months ago
A Pattern-based Analyzer for French in the Context of Spoken Language Translation: First Prototype and Evaluation
In this paper, we describe a first prototype of a pattern-based analyzer developed in the context of a speech-to-speech translation project using a pivot-based approach (the pivot...
Hervé Blanchon
106views more  JMM2 2007»
11 years 6 months ago
Lexical Structure for Dialogue Act Recognition
— This paper deals with automatic dialogue acts (DAs) recognition in Czech. Dialogue acts are sentence-level labels that represent different states of a dialogue, such as questio...
Pavel Král, Christophe Cerisara, Jana Kleck...