[Corpora-List] Dialog system technology challenge 7 (DSTC7): corpora release

Luis Fernando D'Haro lfdharo at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 06:51:30 CEST 2018

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Dear Corpora people,

This is the announcement of dialog system technology challenge 7 (DSTC7) challenge data launch. The development phase will end at September 10th.

If you have any interests to the challenge, please look at the following information or visit the challenge website.

Best regards, Koichiro Yoshino


Dialog System Technology Challenge 7 (DSTC7) Call for Participation: Data distribution has been started Website: http://workshop.colips.org/dstc7/index.html


Background ----------------- The DSTC shared tasks have provided common testbeds for the dialog research community since 2013.

>From its sixth edition, it has been rebranded as "Dialog System
Technology Challenge" to cover a wider variety of dialog related problems.

For this year's challenge, we opened the call for track proposals and selected the following three parallel tracks by peer-reviews:

- Sentence Selection Track - Sentence Generation Track - Audio Visual Scene-aware dialog (AVSD) Track

Participation is welcomed from any research team (academic, corporate, non-profit, government).

Important Dates ------------------------ - Jun 1, 2018: Training data is released - Sep 10, 2018: Test data is released - Sep 24, 2018: Entry submission deadline - Oct or Nov 2018: Paper submission deadline - Spring 2019: DSTC7 special session or workshop (venue: TBD)

DSTC7 Organizing Committee -------------------------------------------- - Koichiro Yoshino - Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan - Chiori Hori - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), USA - Julien Perez - Naver Labs Europe, France - Luis Fernando D'Haro - Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore

DSTC7 Track Organizers ------------------------------------- Sentence Selection Track: - Lazaros Polymenakos - IBM Research, USA - Chulaka Gunasekara - IBM Research, USA - Walter S. Lasecki - University of Michigan, USA - Jonathan Kummerfeld - University of Michigan, USA

Sentence Generation Track: - Michel Galley - Microsoft Research AI&R, USA - Chris Brockett - Microsoft Research AI&R, USA - Jianfeng Gao - Microsoft Research AI&R, USA - Bill Dolan - Microsoft Research AI&R, USA

Audio Visual Scene-aware dialog (AVSD) Track: - Chiori Hori - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), USA - Tim K. Marks - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), USA - Devi Parikh - Georgia Tech, USA - Dhruv Batra - Georgia Tech, USA

DSTC Steering Committee --------------------------------------- - Jason Williams - Microsoft Research (MSR), USA - Rafael E. Banchs - Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore - Seokhwan Kim - Adobe Research, USA - Matthew Henderson - PolyAI, Singapore - Verena Rieser - Heriot-Watt University, UK

Contact Information --------------------------------------- Join the DSTC mailing list to get the latest updates about DSTC7:

- To join the mailing list: send an email to listserv at lists.research.microsoft.com and put "subscribe DSTC" in the body of the message (without the quotes). - To post a message: send your message to dstc at lists.research.microsoft.com.

For specific enquiries about DSTC7: - Please feel free to contact any of the Organizing Committee members directly.

-- Koichiro Yoshino, Ph.D. <koichiro at is.naist.jp> Assistant Professor, Augmented Human Communication Laboratory, NAIST Researcher, PRESTO, JST -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 4829 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20180604/8cac143b/attachment.txt>

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