An adaptable task-oriented dialog system for stand-alone embedded devices

Long Duong, Vu Cong Duy Hoang, Tuyen Quang Pham, Yu-Heng Hong, Vladislavs Dovgalecs, Guy Bashkansky, Jason Black, Andrew Bleeker, Serge Le Huitouze, Mark Johnson

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Abstract

This paper describes a spoken-language end-to-end task-oriented dialogue system for small embedded devices such as home appliances. While the current system implements a smart alarm clock with advanced calendar scheduling functionality, the system is designed to make it easy to port to other application domains (e.g., the dialogue component factors out domain-specific execution from domain-general actions such as requesting and updating slot values). The system does not require internet connectivity because all components, including speech recognition, natural language understanding, dialogue management, execution and text-to-speech, run locally on the embedded device (our demo uses a Raspberry Pi). This simplifies deployment, minimizes server costs and most importantly, eliminates user privacy risks. The demo video in alarm domain is here youtu.be/N3IBMGocvHU
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Subtitle of host publicationSystem Demonstrations
EditorsMarta R. Costa-jussà, Enrique Alfonseca
Place of PublicationFlorence, Italy
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages49-57
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781950737499
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (57th : 2019) - Florence, Italy
Duration: 28 Jul 20192 Aug 2019

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (57th : 2019)
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period28/07/192/08/19

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    Duong, L., Hoang, V. C. D., Pham, T. Q., Hong, Y-H., Dovgalecs, V., Bashkansky, G., ... Johnson, M. (2019). An adaptable task-oriented dialog system for stand-alone embedded devices. In M. R. Costa-jussà, & E. Alfonseca (Eds.), Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics : System Demonstrations (pp. 49-57). Florence, Italy: Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/P19-3009