Manual-Guided Dialogue for Flexible Conversational Agents

  title={Manual-Guided Dialogue for Flexible Conversational Agents},
  author={Ryuichi Takanobu and Hao Zhou and Yankai Lin and Peng Li and Jie Zhou and Minlie Huang},
How to build and use dialogue data efficiently, and how to deploy models in different domains at scale can be two critical issues in building a task-oriented dialogue system. In this paper, we propose a novel manual-guided dialogue scheme to alleviate these problems, where the agent learns the tasks from both dialogue and manuals. The manual is an unstructured textual document that guides the agent in interacting with users and the database during the conversation. Our proposed scheme reduces… 



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