Learning Weighted Entity Lists from Web Click Logs for Spoken Language Understanding

  • Dustin Hillard
  • Asli Celikyilmaz
  • Dilek Hakkani-Tür
  • Gokhan Tur

Published by Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech)

Named entity lists provide important features for language understanding, but typical lists can contain many ambiguous or incorrect phrases. We present an approach for automatically learning weighted entity lists by mining user clicks from web search logs. The approach significantly outperforms multiple baseline approaches and the weighted lists improve spoken language understanding tasks such as domain detection and slot filling. Our methods are general and can be easily applied to large quantities of entities, across any number of lists.