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MICROSOFTDIALOGUECHALLENGE:BUILDINGEND-TO-ENDTASK-COMPLETIONDIALOGUESYSTEMSXiujunLiSarahPandaJingjingLiuJianfengGaoMicrosoft,Redmond,WA,98052,USAABSTRACTThisproposalintroducesaDialogueChallengeforbuildingend-to-endtask-completiondialoguesystems,withthegoalofencouragingthedialogueresearchcommunitytocollaborateandbenchmarkonstandarddatasetsandunifiedexperimentalenvironment.Inthisspecialsession,wewillreleasehuman-annotatedconversationaldatainthreedomains(movie-ticketbooking,restaurantreservation,andtaxibooking),aswellasanexperimentplatformwithbuilt-insimulatorsineachdomain,fortrainingandevaluationpurposes.Thefinalsub-mittedsystemswillbeevaluatedbothinsimulatedsettingandbyhumanjudges.IndexTerms—dialoguechallenge,end-to-endtask-completiondialogue1.INTRODUCTIONTherearemanyvirtualassistantscommerciallyavailabletoday,suchasApple’sSiri,Google’sHome,Microsoft’sCortana,andAmazon’sEcho.Withawell-designeddialoguesystemasanintelligentassistant,peoplecanaccomplishtaskseasilyvianaturallanguageinteractio...