Monday, May 11, 2009

Hua Ai -- Friday May 15, 2009, noon

Speaker: Hua Ai (Intelligent Systems Program at University of Pittsburgh)

Date/Time: Friday May 15, 2009, noon
Location: 3002 Newell-Simon Hall (NSH)

User Simulation for Spoken Dialog System Development

In this talk, I will present my thesis study on investigating how to
evaluate and how to build user simulations to help dialog system
development. When evaluating user simulations, I use both human judges and
automatic evaluation measures to assess the simulation model qualities.
When building user simulations, I examine three factors that impact
simulation models in the tasks of dialog strategy learning and dialog
system development.

The talk is based on the author's ACL 2009 paper.