W3: NLP for Conversational Al (NLP4ConvAI)

Tsung-Hsien Wen, Asli Celikyilmaz, Iñigo Casanueva, Mihail Eric, Anuj Kumar, Alexandros Papangelis, Rushin Shah, Zhou Yu

Live Session: Jul 9 (13:00-19:50 GMT)
NLP for Conversational AI workshop aims at building a ConvAI community where ideas and latest progresses can be shared freely and openly.

Time (PDT) Event Speakers
July 9th, 6:00 AM-6:10 AM Opening remark Shawn Wen
July 9th, 6:10 AM-6:40 AM Invited talk QA Yun-Nung Chen
July 9th, 6:40 AM-7:10 AM Invited talk QA Antoine Bordes
July 9th, 7:10 AM-7:40 AM Invited talk QA Jacob Andreas
July 9th, 7:40 AM-7:50 AM Using Alternate Representations of Text for Natural Language Understanding Venkat Varada
July 9th, 7:50 AM-8:00 AM On Incorporating Structural Information to improve Dialogue Response Generation Nikita Moghe
July 9th, 8:00 AM-8:10 AM CopyBERT: A Unified Approach to Question Generation with Self-Attention Stalin Varanasi
July 9th, 8:10 AM-8:20 AM How to Tame Your Data: Data Augmentation for Dialog State Tracking Adam Summerville
July 9th, 8:20 AM-8:30 AM Efficient Intent Detection with Dual Sentence Encoders Iñigo Casanueva
July 9th, 8:30 AM-8:40 AM Accelerating Task-Oriented Dialog Models Ojas Ahuja
July 9th, 8:40 AM-8:50 AM DLGNet: A Transformer-based Model for Dialogue Response Generation Olabiyi Oluwatobi
July 9th, 8:50 AM-9:00 AM Data Augmentation for Training Dialog Models Robust to Speech Recognition Errors Longshaokan Wang
July 9th, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Panel
July 9th, 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Invited talk QA Jesse Thomason
July 9th, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Invited talk QA Dilek Hakkani-Tür
July 9th, 11:00 AM-11:30 AM Invited talk QA Jason Williams
July 9th, 11:30 AM-11:40 AM Automating Template Creation for Ranking-Based Dialogue Models Jingxiang Chen
July 9th, 11:40 AM-11:50 AM From Machine Reading Comprehension to Dialogue State Tracking: Bridging the Gap Shuyang Gao
July 9th, 11:50 AM-12:00 PM Improving Slot Filling by Utilizing Contextual Information Amir Pouran Ben Veyseh
July 9th, 12:00 PM-12:10 PM Learning to Classify Intents and Slot Labels Given a Handful of Examples Jason Krone
July 9th, 12:10 PM-12:20 PM MultiWOZ 2.2 : A Dialogue Dataset with Additional Annotation Corrections and State Tracking Baselines Xiaoxue Zang
July 9th, 12:20 PM-12:30 PM Sketch-Fill-A-R: A Persona-Grounded Chit-Chat Generation Framework Michael Shum
July 9th, 12:30 PM-12:40 PM Probing Neural Dialog Models for Conversational Understanding Abdelrhman Saleh
July 9th, 12:40 PM-12:50 PM Closing remark
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