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Dialogues with Social Robots

Volume 427 of the series Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering pp 271-278

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Towards an Open-Domain Social Dialog System

  • Maria SchmidtAffiliated withKarlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics Email author 
  • , Jan NiehuesAffiliated withKarlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics
  • , Alex WaibelAffiliated withKarlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics

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Abstract

This article describes a text-based , open-domain dialog system developed especially for social, smalltalk-like conversations. While much research is focused on goal-oriented dialog currently, in human-to-human communication many dialogs do not have a predefined goal. In order to achieve similar communication with a computer, we propose a framework which is easily extensible by combining different response patterns. The individual components are trained on web-crawled data. Using a data-driven approach, we are able to generate a large variety of answers to diverse user inputs.

Keywords

Social dialog Open domain Wikipedia