Prof. Pascale FUNG and Her Team Received the Best Paper Award at the 3rd Neurips Workshop on Conversational AI

The paper “Attention Over Parameters for Dialog Systems” by Mr. Andrea MADOTTO, Mr. Zhaojiang LIN, Mr. Chien-Sheng WU, Mr. Jamin SHIN and Prof. Pascale FUNG received the Best Paper Award at the 3rd Neurips Workshop on Conversational AI.  Prof. FUNG's group has received 2 best paper awards and 3 outstanding paper awards in the year of 2019.

 

Abstract of the Paper “Attention Over Parameters for Dialog Systems”

"Dialogue systems require a great deal of different but complementary expertise to assist, inform, and entertain humans. For example, different domains (e.g., restaurant reservation, train ticket booking) of goal-oriented dialogue systems can be viewed as different skills, and so does ordinary chatting abilities of chit-chat dialogue systems. In this paper, we propose to learn a dialogue system that independently parameterizes different dialogue skills, and learns to select and combine each of them through Attention over Parameters (AoP). The experimental results show that this approach achieves competitive performance on a combined dataset of MultiWOZ (Budzianowski et al., 2018), In-Car Assistant (Eric et al.,2017), and Persona-Chat (Zhang et al., 2018). Finally, we demonstrate that each dialogue skill is effectively learned and can be combined with other skills to produce selective responses."

 

Presentation Slides and Video Recording

Paper presented by Mr. Andrea MADOTTO (starts from 31:28)

 

Related Link

NeurIPS 2019 - Workshop

3rd Conversational AI:
“Today's Practice and Tomorrow's Potential”

 

Andrea MADOTTO

 

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