Publications

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2017
PDF DialPort, Gone Live: An Update After A Year of Development.
Kyusong Lee, Tiancheng Zhao, Yulun Du, Edward Cai, Allen Lu, Eli Pincus, David Traum, Stefan Ultes, Lina M. Rojas Barahona, Milica Gasic, Steve Young, and Maxine Eskenazi.
Proceedings of the 18th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue.
2017
PDF Generative Encoder-Decoder Models for Task-Oriented Spoken Dialog Systems with Chatting Capability.
Tiancheng Zhao, Allen Lu, Kyusong Lee, and Maxine Eskenazi.
Proceedings of the 18th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue.
2017
PDF Learning Discourse-level Diversity for Neural Dialog Models using Conditional Variational Autoencoders.
Tiancheng Zhao, Ran Zhao, and Maxine Eskenazi.
Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers).
2017
PDF An Assessment Framework for DialPort.
Kyusong Lee, Tiancheng Zhao, Stefan Ultes, Lina Rojas-Barahona, Eli Pincus, David Traum, and Maxine Eskenazi.
International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology.
2016
PDF Towards End-to-End Learning for Dialog State Tracking and Management using Deep Reinforcement Learning.
Tiancheng Zhao and Maxine Eskenazi.
Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue.
2016
PDF DialPort: Connecting the spoken dialog research community to real user data.
Tiancheng Zhao, Kyusong Lee, and Maxine Eskenazi.
Spoken Language Technology Workshop (SLT), 2016 IEEE.
2016
PDF DialPort: A General Framework for Aggregating Dialog Systems.
Tiancheng Zhao, Kyusong Lee, and Maxine Eskenazi.
Proceedings of the Workshop on Uphill Battles in Language Processing: Scaling Early Achievements to Robust Methods.
2016
PDF The DialPort Portal: Grouping Diverse Types of Spoken Dialog Systems.
Tiancheng Zhao, Kyusong Lee, and Maxine Eskenazi.
Workshop on Chatbots and Conversational Agents.
2015
PDF An Incremental Turn-Taking Model with Active System Barge-in for Spoken Dialog Systems..
Tiancheng Zhao, Alan W Black, and Maxine Eskenazi.
SIGDIAL Conference.
2014
PDF Incremental dialog processing in a task-oriented dialog.
Fabrizio Ghigi, Maxine Eskenazi, M Ines Torres, and Sungjin Lee.
Fifteenth Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association.
2013
PDF Recipe For Building Robust Spoken Dialog State Trackers: Dialog State Tracking Challenge System Description..
Sungjin Lee and Maxine Eskenazi.
SIGDIAL Conference.
2012
PDF Pomdp-based let's go system for spoken dialog challenge.
Sungjin Lee and Maxine Eskenazi.
Spoken Language Technology Workshop (SLT), 2012 IEEE.
2012
PDF Incremental sparse bayesian method for online dialog strategy learning.
Sungjin Lee and Maxine Eskenazi.
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 6(8).
2012
PDF An unsupervised approach to user simulation: toward self-improving dialog systems.
Sungjin Lee and Maxine Eskenazi.
Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue.
2012
PDF Future directions in spoken dialog systems: a community of possibilities.
Alan W Black and Maxine Eskenazi.
NAACL-HLT Workshop on Future directions and needs in the Spoken Dialog Community: Tools and Data.
2012
PDF Optimizing the turn-taking behavior of task-oriented spoken dialog systems.
Antoine Raux and Maxine Eskenazi.
ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing (TSLP) 9(1).