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CPED: A Large-Scale Chinese Personalized and Emotional Dialogue Dataset for Conversational AI

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posted on 2022-06-01, 14:49 authored by Yirong ChenYirong Chen, Weiquan Fan, Xiaofen Xing, Jianxin Pang, Minlie Huang, Wenjing Han, Qianfeng Tie, Xiangmin Xu

Human language expression is based on the subjective construal of the situation instead of the objective truth conditions, which means that speakers' personalities and emotions after cognitive processing have an important influence on conversation. However, most existing datasets for conversational AI ignore human personalities and emotions, or only consider part of them. It's difficult for dialogue systems to understand speakers' personalities and emotions although large-scale pre-training language models have been widely used. In order to consider both personalities and emotions in the process of conversation generation, we propose CPED, a large-scale Chinese personalized and emotional dialogue dataset, which consists of multi-source knowledge related to empathy and personal characteristic. These knowledge covers gender, Big Five personality traits, 13 emotions, 19 dialogue acts and 10 scenes. CPED contains more than 12K dialogues of 392 speakers from 40 TV shows. We release the textual dataset with audio features and video features according to the copyright claims, privacy issues, terms of service of video platforms. We provide detailed description of the CPED construction process and introduce three tasks for conversational AI, including personality recognition, emotion recognition in conversations as well as personalized and emotional conversation generation. Finally, we provide baseline systems for these tasks and consider the function of speakers' personalities and emotions on conversation.

Our motivation is to propose a dataset to be widely adopted by the NLP community as a new open benchmark for conversational AI research. The full dataset is available at


National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)/U1801262

Key-Area Research and Development Program of Guangdong Province/2019B010154003

Science and Technology Project of Guangzhou/202103010002

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Human Digital Twin/2022B1212010004


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South China University of Technology

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