Towards an Open-Domain Social Dialog System

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 427)


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Anthropomatics and RoboticsKarlsruheGermany

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