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Paul A. Crook

Senior Applied Scientist

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Research Interests

Dialogue Systems.
Statistical methods for Dialogue Management.
Statistical belief tracking of the state of dialogues.
Automatic dialogue policy learning/optimization using Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning.
General application of statistical Machine Learning (ML) techniques.

Projects

Dialog and Conversational Systems Research

Established: March 14, 2014

Conversational systems interact with people through language to assist, enable, or entertain. Research at Microsoft spans dialogs that use language exclusively, or in conjunctions with additional modalities like gesture; where language is spoken or in text; and in a variety…

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