• Description:

The Schema-Guided Dialogue (SGD) dataset consists of over 20k annotated multi-domain, task-oriented conversations between a human and a virtual assistant. These conversations involve interactions with services and APIs spanning 20 domains, ranging from banks and events to media, calendar, travel, and weather. For most of these domains, the dataset contains multiple different APIs, many of which have overlapping functionalities but different interfaces, which reflects common real-world scenarios. The wide range of available annotations can be used for intent prediction, slot filling, dialogue state tracking, policy imitation learning, language generation, user simulation learning, among other tasks in large-scale virtual assistants. Besides these, the dataset has unseen domains and services in the evaluation set to quantify the performance in zero-shot or few shot settings.

Split Examples
'dev' 2,482
'test' 4,201
'train' 16,142
  • Feature structure:
    'first_speaker': ClassLabel(shape=(), dtype=int64, num_classes=2),
    'metadata': FeaturesDict({
        'services': Sequence({
            'name': string,
    'utterances': Sequence(Text(shape=(), dtype=string)),
  • Feature documentation:
Feature Class Shape Dtype Description
first_speaker ClassLabel int64
metadata FeaturesDict
metadata/services Sequence
metadata/services/name Tensor string
utterances Sequence(Text) (None,) string
  • Citation:
  title={Towards Scalable Multi-domain Conversational Agents: The Schema-Guided Dialogue Dataset},
  author={Rastogi, Abhinav and Zang, Xiaoxue and Sunkara, Srinivas and Gupta, Raghav and Khaitan, Pranav},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:1909.05855},