DF Designer was originally born as DD-IDDE. DD-IDDE stands for Discourse-Driven Integrated Dialogue Development Environment. It was developed as a research tool aiding in rapid dialogue design using an experimental discourse-driven recommendation system originally made at DeepPavlov during our lab’s participation in the Amazon Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge 4.
DD-IDDE was first presented at the CODI 2021 workshop at the EMNLP 2021 conference in Dominican Republic.
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