TR2021-064

Overview of the Eighth Dialog System Technology Challenge: DSTC8


    •  Kim, S., Galley, M., Gunasekara, C., Lee, S., Atkinson, A., Peng, B., Schulz, H., Gao, J., Li, J., Adada, M., Huang, M., Lastras, L., Kummerfeld, J.K., Lasecki, W.S., Hori, C., Cherian, A., Marks, T.K., Rastogi, A., Zang, X., Sunkara, S., Gupta, R., "Overview of the Eighth Dialog System Technology Challenge: DSTC8", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, DOI: 10.1109/​TASLP.2021.3078368, May 2021.
      BibTeX TR2021-064 PDF
      • @article{Kim2021may,
      • author = {Kim, Seokhwan and Galley, Michel and Gunasekara, Chulaka and Lee, Sungjin and Atkinson, Adam and Peng, Baolin and Schulz, Hannes and Gao, Jianfeng and Li, Jinchao and Adada, Mahmoud and Huang, Minlie and Lastras, Luis and Kummerfeld, Jonathan K. and Lasecki, Walter S. and Hori, Chiori and Cherian, Anoop and Marks, Tim K. and Rastogi, Abhinav and Zang, Xiaoxue and Sunkara, Srinivas and Gupta, Raghav},
      • title = {Overview of the Eighth Dialog System Technology Challenge: DSTC8},
      • journal = {IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing},
      • year = 2021,
      • month = may,
      • doi = {10.1109/TASLP.2021.3078368},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-064}
      • }
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    Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Speech & Audio

Abstract:

This paper introduces the Eighth Dialog System Technology Challenge. In line with recent challenges, the eighth edition focuses on applying end-to-end dialog technologies in a pragmatic way for multi-domain task-completion, noetic response selection, audio visual scene-aware dialog, and schema-guided dialog state tracking tasks. This paper describes the task definition, provided datasets, baselines and evaluation set-up for each track. We also summarize the results of the submitted systems to highlight the overall trends of the state-of-the-art technologies for the tasks.