Towards Handling General Purpose Topics for a Conversational Character

Manish Mehta, Andrea Corradini

We discuss a new method to address general purpose topics for a conversational agent that utilizes web directories for categorization of multiple general purpose topics. This categorized is combined with the existing ontological properties and dialog acts to create an automated meaning representation. To generate a response on questions and utterances on topics not covered by our system we resort to existing question-answering systems and resources freely available from the web.

Subjects: 13. Natural Language Processing; 6.1 Life-Like Characters

Submitted: Feb 4, 2007


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