NLP Seminar: Jiwei Li (Stanford University), "Teaching Machines to Converse"

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
1132 Harold Frank Hall
Teaching Machines to Converse
Jiwei Li (Stanford University)
William Wang


Recent neural networks models present both new opportunities and new challenges for developing conversational agents. In this talk, I will describe how we have advanced this line of research by addressing four different issues in neural dialogue generation: (1) overcoming the overwhelming prevalence of dull responses (e.g., “I don’t know”) generated from neural models; (2) enforcing speaker consistency; (3) applying reinforcement learning to foster sustained dialogue interactions. (4) using adversarial learning for dialogue generation. 


Jiwei Li is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University, advised by Professor Dan Jurafsky. His research interests lie in Natural Language Processing, with a focus on deep learning applications in language generation, dialogues, and discourses.
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