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Robust dialog state tracking using delexicalised recurrent neural networks and unsupervised adaptation

Henderson, M and Thomson, B and Young, S (2014) Robust dialog state tracking using delexicalised recurrent neural networks and unsupervised adaptation. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 360-365..

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Abstract

© 2014 IEEE. Tracking the user's intention throughout the course of a dialog, called dialog state tracking, is an important component of any dialog system. Most existing spoken dialog systems are designed to work in a static, well-defined domain, and are not well suited to tasks in which the domain may change or be extended over time. This paper shows how recurrent neural networks can be effectively applied to tracking in an extended domain with new slots and values not present in training data. The method is evaluated in the third Dialog State Tracking Challenge, where it significantly outperforms other approaches in the task of tracking the user's goal. A method for online unsupervised adaptation to new domains is also presented. Unsupervised adaptation is shown to be helpful in improving word-based recurrent neural networks, which work directly from the speech recognition results. Word-based dialog state tracking is attractive as it does not require engineering a spoken language understanding system for use in the new domain and it avoids the need for a general purpose intermediate semantic representation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div F > Machine Intelligence
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:40
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 01:38
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