Modeling Augmentative Communication with Amazon Lex and Polly
We present LEXY, a framework for developing multi-actor, natural language, augmentative communication chatbots. The LEXY framework is unique in that it allows for the building of conversational chatbots whose model of the world is constructed conversationally by a caregiver. The resulting chatbot can then conversationally interact with persons with special needs, such as persons on the autism spectrum or with cognitive disabilities. The framework utilizes Amazon’s Lex and Poly allowing for spoken as well as typed conversations.
KeywordsConversational chatbots Special needs Autism Cognitive disability Amazon Alexa
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