LING 575F: Recent Advances in Task-Oriented Dialog Systems

University of Washington - Spring 2021

Course Description

Task-oriented dialog systems are in high demand with the increased adoption of voice assistant devices in recent years. In this course, we will study recent advances in natural language understanding and generation for task-oriented dialog systems, including topics such as semantic parsing, grounding, personalization and evaluation. Participants will read, present and actively engage in discussions on these topics. In order to relate our discussions to real-world dialog systems, students may choose to do a focused evaluation or extension of an existing dialog system of their choice. Prerequisites: Ling 570, Ling 571 and Ling 572 or instructor permission.

Instructor: Waleed Ammar, PhD, senior research scientist at Google.


Course Schedule

The course schedule is available at this spreadsheet, reproduced here for convenience.