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Counselor Reflection Generation with Dynamic Reward Adjustment in Multi-Reward Reinforcement Learning

Core Concepts
Bandit-based methods, DynaOpt and C-DynaOpt, outperform existing baselines in enhancing counselor reflection quality.
Introduction to the problem of multi-reward optimization in reinforcement learning for counselor reflection generation. Comparison of different strategies: Alternate vs. Combine approaches. Presentation of novel bandit methods, DynaOpt and C-DynaOpt, for dynamic reward adjustment. Evaluation of proposed methods against existing baselines through automated and human assessments. Discussion on the results, limitations, ethical considerations, acknowledgements, and bibliographical references. 1. Introduction: The study focuses on optimizing multiple text qualities for counselor reflection generation using reinforcement learning. 2. Related Work: Reinforcement Learning has been successful in improving various NLP systems. Multi-reward optimization is crucial for tasks requiring multiple reward metrics. 3. DynaOpt: Dynamically Adjusting Rewards: Introduces a bandit method to optimize multiple rewards dynamically during training. 4. Datasets and Task: Two datasets used for counselor reflection generation experiments are described along with the task details. 5. Experiments: Evaluation results show that DynaOpt and C-DynaOpt outperform existing baselines across various metrics. 6. Results and Analyses: Comparison of automated evaluation results between Combine and Alternate models reveals superior performance of Combine methods. 7. Conclusion: The study highlights the effectiveness of bandit-based methods in enhancing counselor reflection quality through reinforcement learning.
Researchers have explored different strategies to tackle the challenge of incorporating multiple rewards into language models. The DORB framework employs the Exp3 algorithm for Exploration and Exploitation to dynamically select reward functions during training stages. Contextual multi-armed bandits (CMABs) are used to extend the DynaOpt algorithm for reward update with contextual information.
"Combine methods such as DORB or Round failed to improve over the Cross Entropy baselines." "Our proposed approaches (DynaOpt and C-DynaOpt) outperform existing baselines in terms of both automatic and human reflection levels."

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