Discourse-Driven Integrated Dialogue Development Environment for Open-Domain Dialogue Systems

Denis Kuznetsov, Dmitry Evseev, Lidia Ostyakova, Oleg Serikov, Daniel Kornev, Mikhail Burtsev


Abstract
Development environments for spoken dialogue systems are popular today because they enable rapid creation of the dialogue systems in times when usage of the voice AI Assistants is constantly growing. We describe a graphical Discourse-Driven Integrated Dialogue Development Environment (DD-IDDE) for spoken open-domain dialogue systems. The DD-IDDE allows dialogue architects to interactively define dialogue flows of their skills/chatbots with the aid of the discourse-driven recommendation system, enhance these flows in the Python-based DSL, deploy, and then further improve based on the skills/chatbots usage statistics. We show how these skills/chatbots can be specified through a graphical user interface within the VS Code Extension, and then run on top of the Dialog Flow Framework (DFF). An earlier version of this framework has been adopted in one of the Alexa Prize 4 socialbots while the updated version was specifically designed to power the described DD-IDDE solution.
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2021.codi-main.4
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Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Computational Approaches to Discourse
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November
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2021
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Online
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CODI | CRAC | EMNLP
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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29–51
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https://aclanthology.org/2021.codi-main.4
DOI:
10.18653/v1/2021.codi-main.4
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Denis Kuznetsov, Dmitry Evseev, Lidia Ostyakova, Oleg Serikov, Daniel Kornev, and Mikhail Burtsev. 2021. Discourse-Driven Integrated Dialogue Development Environment for Open-Domain Dialogue Systems. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Computational Approaches to Discourse, pages 29–51, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Online. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Discourse-Driven Integrated Dialogue Development Environment for Open-Domain Dialogue Systems (Kuznetsov et al., CODI 2021)
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