Paul A. Crook and Oliver Lemon."Representing Uncertainty about Complex User Goals in Statistical Dialogue Systems"

Post date: Jan 19, 2011 12:38:9 PM

Published in Proceedings of the 11th annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGdial 2010), Tokyo, Japan, September 2010.


We point out several problems in scaling up statistical approaches to spoken dialogue systems to enable them to deal with complex but natural user goals, such as disjunctive and negated goals and preferences. In particular, we explore restrictions imposed by current independence assumptions in POMDP dialogue models. This position paper proposes the use of Automatic Belief Compression methods to remedy these problems.

A copy of the paper (pdf) and bibtex entry are provided below.