Yuna Hur


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Towards Diverse and Effective Question-Answer Pair Generation from Children Storybooks
Sugyeong Eo | Hyeonseok Moon | Jinsung Kim | Yuna Hur | Jeongwook Kim | SongEun Lee | Changwoo Chun | Sungsoo Park | Heuiseok Lim
Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: ACL 2023

Recent advances in QA pair generation (QAG) have raised interest in applying this technique to the educational field. However, the diversity of QA types remains a challenge despite its contributions to comprehensive learning and assessment of children. In this paper, we propose a QAG framework that enhances QA type diversity by producing different interrogative sentences and implicit/explicit answers. Our framework comprises a QFS-based answer generator, an iterative QA generator, and a relevancy-aware ranker. The two generators aim to expand the number of candidates while covering various types. The ranker trained on the in-context negative samples clarifies the top-N outputs based on the ranking score. Extensive evaluations and detailed analyses demonstrate that our approach outperforms previous state-of-the-art results by significant margins, achieving improved diversity and quality. Our task-oriented processes are consistent with real-world demand, which highlights our system’s high applicability.

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Beyond Candidates : Adaptive Dialogue Agent Utilizing Persona and Knowledge
Jungwoo Lim | Myunghoon Kang | Jinsung Kim | Jeongwook Kim | Yuna Hur | Heuiseok Lim
Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2023

To build ultimate dialogue agents, previous studies suggest models that ground both persona and knowledge. However, applying the dialogue system directly to the usual conversation is still limited because the system requires a complete sentence-formed persona and knowledge candidate sets from the given dataset. In contrast to the dialogue setting in the dataset, humans utilize semantic concepts in their minds rather than a set of pre-defined candidate sentences. Following this manner of human dialogue, we suggest an adaptive dialogue system that is applicable to situations where complete sentence-formed candidates are not given. Our model generates consistent and relevant persona descriptions and identifies relevant knowledge for engaging and knowledgeable responses, even with fragmentary information. We show that our model outperforms previous baselines that utilize persona and knowledge candidate sentences and conduct the human evaluation on the machine-generated responses. In addition, we conduct ablation studies to demonstrate the effectiveness of each component of our model. Furthermore, we apply our model to other dialogue datasets that only ground knowledge or persona to showcase its adaptability. Our code is available at

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Post-hoc Utterance Refining Method by Entity Mining for Faithful Knowledge Grounded Conversations
Yoonna Jang | Suhyune Son | Jeongwoo Lee | Junyoung Son | Yuna Hur | Jungwoo Lim | Hyeonseok Moon | Kisu Yang | Heuiseok Lim
Proceedings of the 2023 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

Despite the striking advances in recent language generation performance, model-generated responses have suffered from the chronic problem of hallucinations that are either untrue or unfaithful to a given source. Especially in the task of knowledge grounded conversation, the models are required to generate informative responses, but hallucinated utterances lead to miscommunication. In particular, entity-level hallucination that causes critical misinformation and undesirable conversation is one of the major concerns. To address this issue, we propose a post-hoc refinement method called REM. It aims to enhance the quality and faithfulness of hallucinated utterances by refining them based on the source knowledge. If the generated utterance has a low source-faithfulness score with the given knowledge, REM mines the key entities in the knowledge and implicitly uses them for refining the utterances. We verify that our method reduces entity hallucination in the utterance. Also, we show the adaptability and efficacy of REM with extensive experiments and generative results. Our code is available at


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Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Customized Chat Grounding Persona and Knowledge
Heuiseok Lim | Seungryong Kim | Yeonsoo Lee | Steve Lin | Paul Hongsuck Seo | Yumin Suh | Yoonna Jang | Jungwoo Lim | Yuna Hur | Suhyune Son
Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Customized Chat Grounding Persona and Knowledge

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You Truly Understand What I Need : Intellectual and Friendly Dialog Agents grounding Persona and Knowledge
Jungwoo Lim | Myunghoon Kang | Yuna Hur | Seung Won Jeong | Jinsung Kim | Yoonna Jang | Dongyub Lee | Hyesung Ji | DongHoon Shin | Seungryong Kim | Heuiseok Lim
Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2022

To build a conversational agent that interacts fluently with humans, previous studies blend knowledge or personal profile into the pre-trained language model. However, the model that considers knowledge and persona at the same time is still limited, leading to hallucination and a passive way of using personas. We propose an effective dialogue agent that grounds external knowledge and persona simultaneously. The agent selects the proper knowledge and persona to use for generating the answers with our candidate scoring implemented with a poly-encoder. Then, our model generates the utterance with lesser hallucination and more engagingness utilizing retrieval augmented generation with knowledge-persona enhanced query. We conduct experiments on the persona-knowledge chat and achieve state-of-the-art performance in grounding and generation tasks on the automatic metrics. Moreover, we validate the answers from the models regarding hallucination and engagingness through human evaluation and qualitative results. We show our retriever’s effectiveness in extracting relevant documents compared to the other previous retrievers, along with the comparison of multiple candidate scoring methods. Code is available at