About DialPort

The DialPort project is funded by the National Science Foundation (CNS-1512973) (https://www.ccrivo.org/) to provide the dialog research community access to tools, data and users. The DialPort project, developed by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Southern California consists of four components: (1) the DialPort Portal which allows researchers to collect dialog data from real users, (2) DialCrowd which facilitates better data annotation from Amazon Mechanical Turk Workers, (3) DialPort Tools which acts as a repository of dialog data and tools, and (4) the REAL challenge which aims to introduce younger students to dialog research.

DialPort Publications

There have been several publications about DialPort and using the DialPort resources:

  • Zhao, Tiancheng, Kyusong Lee, and Maxine Eskenazi. "Dialport: Connecting the spoken dialog research community to real user data." 2016 IEEE Spoken Language Technology Workshop (SLT). IEEE, 2016.
  • Zhao, Tiancheng, Kyusong Lee, and Maxine Eskenazi. "The dialport portal: Grouping diverse types of spoken dialog systems." Workshop on Chatbots and conversational agents. 2016.
  • Lee, Kyusong, et al. "Dialport, gone live: An update after a year of development." Proceedings of the 18th annual SIGdial meeting on discourse and dialogue. 2017.
  • Lee, Kyusong, et al. "DialCrowd: A toolkit for easy dialog system assessment." Proceedings of the 19th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue. 2018.
  • Lee, Kyusong, et al. "An assessment framework for dialport." Advanced Social Interaction with Agents. Springer, Cham, 2019. 79-85.
  • Gunasekara, Chulaka, et al. "Overview of the ninth dialog system technology challenge: Dstc9." DSTC9 Workshop at AAAI 2021.
  • Li, Zekang, Zongjia Li, Jinchao Zhang, Yang Feng, and Jie Zhou. "WeChat AI's Submission for DSTC9 Interactive Dialogue Evaluation Track." DSTC9 Workshop at AAAI 2021.
  • Bao, Siqi, Bingjin Chen, Huang He, Xin Tian, Han Zhou, Fan Wang, Hua Wu, Haifeng Wang, Wenquan Wu, and Yingzhan Lin. "A Unified Pre-training Framework for Conversational AI." DSTC9 Workshop at AAAI 2021.
  • Mehri, Shikib, Yulan Feng, Carla Gordon, Seyed Hossen Alavi, David Traum and Maxine Eskenazi. "Interactive Evaluation of Dialog Track at DSTC9." DSTC9 Workshop at AAAI 2021