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TamilATIS: Dataset for Task-Oriented Dialog in Tamil

S Ramaneswaran, Sanchit Vijay,
Published in Association for Computational Linguistics
Pages: 25 - 32

Task-Oriented Dialogue (TOD) systems allow users to accomplish tasks by giving directions to the system using natural language utterances. With the widespread adoption of conversational agents and chat platforms, TOD has become mainstream in NLP research today. However, developing TOD systems require massive amounts of data, and there has been limited work done for TOD in low-resource languages like Tamil. Towards this objective, we introduce TamilATIS - a TOD dataset for Tamil which contains 4874 utterances. We present a detailed account of the entire data collection and data annotation process. We train state-of-the-art NLU models and report their performances. The joint BERT model with XLM-Roberta as utterance encoder achieved the highest score with an intent accuracy of 96.26% and slot F1 of 94.01%.

About the journal
JournalProceedings of the Second Workshop on Speech and Language Technologies for Dravidian Languages
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Open AccessYes