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The Margarita Dialogue Corpus

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The Margarita Dialogue Corpus is a collection of question-answer pairs defined both outside the context of a conversation and in the context of dialogues between one person and different people. This corpus is part of a methodology developed for creating the knowledge base for time-offset interaction applications and unstructured dialogue systems. The subject of this corpus is Margarita Bicec, a student at New York University Abu Dhabi. She defined a Knowledge Base (KB) of question-answer pairs by brainstorming some pairs and expanded it by recording and transcribing multiple conversations with strangers to fill-in other possible questions. She then recorded videos of her answers using the TOIA recorder developed by Abuali and annotated twenty transcribed dialogues by indicating which answers (if any exist) in the KB would be appropriate to play for any questions. Ten dialogues are used to expand the KB (named 'TRAIN' dialogues), and ten 'TEST' dialogues are left out to test answer selection models for unseen dialogues.

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Copyright 2019 New York University Abu Dhabi. All Rights Reserved.

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Created by Alberto M. Chierici, Nizar Habash and Margarita Bicec at the Computational Approaches to Modeling Language (CAMeL) Lab in New York University Abu Dhabi.

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Chierici et al. (2020): Alberto M. Chierici, Nizar Habash, and Margarita Bicec (2020). The Margarita Dialogue Corpus: A Data Set for Time-Offset Interactions and Unstructured Dialogue Systems. Retrieved from http://resources.camel-lab.com.

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