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  • Embrace the Unknown

    July 3, 2017, by Louisa Pragst

    Humans spent years of their life learning the meaning of words and how to respond to them. Even after we learned the basics, we never stop expanding our knowledge, with new, more sophisticated words and sentence structures or even by learning another language. We achieve this by permanently consuming and producing language over an extended period of time. Considering most dialogue systems do not spend years of practising with human conversation partners before they are deployed, how can they obtain the ability to hold a conversation?

    Traditionally, a dialogue system uses a predefined model that specifies everything the user and ...

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