Personalized Dialogue Response Generation Learned from Monologues

Feng-Guang Su, Aliyah R. Hsu, Yi-Lin Tuan, Hung-Yi Lee


Personalized responses are essential for having an informative and human-like conversation. Because it is difficult to collect a large amount of dialogues involved with specific speakers, it is desirable that chatbot can learn to generate personalized responses simply from monologues of individuals. In this paper, we propose a novel personalized dialogue generation method which reduces the training data requirement to dialogues without speaker information and monologues of every target speaker. In the proposed approach, a generative adversarial network ensures the responses containing recognizable personal characteristics of the target speaker, and a backward SEQ2SEQ model reconstructs the input message for keeping the coherence of the generated responses. The proposed model demonstrates its flexibility to respond to open-domain conversations, and the experimental results show that the proposed method performs favorably against prior work in coherence, personality classification, and human evaluation.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1696

Cite as: Su, F., Hsu, A.R., Tuan, Y., Lee, H. (2019) Personalized Dialogue Response Generation Learned from Monologues. Proc. Interspeech 2019, 4160-4164, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1696.


@inproceedings{Su2019,
  author={Feng-Guang Su and Aliyah R. Hsu and Yi-Lin Tuan and Hung-Yi Lee},
  title={{Personalized Dialogue Response Generation Learned from Monologues}},
  year=2019,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2019},
  pages={4160--4164},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1696},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1696}
}