LING 575 - Spoken Dialog Systems
Spring 2017
Specialized Topics - Chatbots

Open-domain chat
Banchs and Li, 2012Rafael E. Banchs and Haizhou Li. (2012) IRIS: a Chat-oriented Dialogue System based on the Vector Space Model. ACL 2012.
Chen and Rudnicky Y.N. Chen and A. Rudnicky. (2014) Dynamically Supporting Unexplored Domains in Conversational Interactions by Enriching Semantics with Neural Word Embeddings. SLT 2014.
Errors and Evaluation
Liu et al., 2016Chia-Wei Liu, Ryan Lowe, Iulian V. Serban, Michael Noseworthy, Laurent Charlin, Joelle Pineau. (2016) How NOT To Evaluate Your Dialogue System: An Empirical Study of Unsupervised Evaluation Metrics for Dialogue Response Generation. EMNLP 2016.
Higashinaka et al, 2015Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Masahiro Mizukami, Kotaro Funakoshi, Masahiro Araki, Hiroshi Tsukahara, Yuka Kobayashi. (2015) Fatal or not? Finding errors that lead to dialogue breakdowns in chat-oriented dialogue systems. EMNLP 2015
Zhou Yu, Leah Nicolich-Henkin, Alan W Black and Alexander Rudnicky. (2016) A Wizard-of-Oz Study on A Non-Task-Oriented Dialog Systems That Reacts to User Engagement. SIGDIAL 2016.
Neural MT-style models
Lowe et al., 2015Ryan Lowe, Nissan Pow, Iulian Serban, Joelle Pineau. (2015) The Ubuntu Dialogue Corpus: A Large Dataset for Research in Unstructured Multi-Turn Dialogue Systems. SIGDial 2015.
Sordoni et al., 2015Alessandro Sordoni, Michel Galley, Michael Auli, Chris Brockett, Yangfeng Ji, Meg Mitchell, Jian-Yun Nie, Jianfeng Gao, and Bill Dolan. (2015) A neural network approach to context-sensitive generation of conversational responses. In Proc. of NAACL-HLT.
Li et al., 2016 Jiwei Li; Michel Galley; Chris Brockett; Georgios Spithourakis; Jianfeng Gao; Bill Dolan. (2016) A Persona-Based Neural Conversation Model. ACL 2016.
Classic paper
Maudlin, 1994M. Maudlin. (1994) Chatterbots, Tinymuds, And The Turing Test: Entering The Loebner Prize Competition. AAAI-94.