2019 Graduate Student Showcase

Title of Submission

Self-Annotation Through Conversational Grounding

Degree Program

Computer Science, MS

Major Advisor Name

Casey Kennington

Type of Submission

Scholarly Poster

Judging Session

10:30am - 12pm - Judging Session #2


Current digital personal assistants are very good at performing routine tasks like setting up reminders etc. But, they do not attempt to establish common ground--the process of establishing mutual understanding--and require lots of initial data to improve their interaction process. In our work, we implement the incremental processing framework via a chatbot interface which not only grounds the system better, but the interactions provide labeled data to update the model and increase user-affinity towards such systems. Hence, subsequent interactions--post each update--bear semblance to a human-human interaction to a higher degree than such systems currently do.

Funding Information

Computer Science Department, Boise State University

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