[1709.09816] Edina: Building an Open Domain Socialbot with Self-dialogues


An overview of Edina, the University of Edinburgh's entry for the Amazon Alexa Prize competition. The main novelty lies in the use of self-dialouges, which are conversations that were created by a single Amazon Mechanical Turk worker playing both participants in a dialogue. The complete model consists of a rule-based model backing off to a matching score, backing off to a generative neural network.


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