Statistical Dialog Manager Design Tool for Health Screening and Assessments

  • Ugan Yasavur
  • Christine Lisetti
  • Napthali Rishe
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8637)


We focus on creating a programming tool which enables to create dialog managers for speech-enabled IVA applications in the standardized health screening and assessment domain. Our approach aims to bridge the gap between the intelligent virtual agents (IVA) and the spoken dialog systems (SDS) research communities for the delivery of standardized health interviews by embodied conversational agents (ECA).


spoken dialogue system partially observable Markov decision processes (POMDP) reinforcement learning embodied conversational agent (ECA) intelligent virtual agents (IVA) brief intervention behavior change alcoholism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ugan Yasavur
    • 1
  • Christine Lisetti
    • 1
  • Napthali Rishe
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computing and Information SciencesFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA

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