Cognitive Architecture of an Agent for Human-Agent Dialogues
2014 (English)In: Highlights of Practical Applications of Heterogeneous Multi-Agent Systems. The PAAMS Collection: PAAMS 2014 International Workshops, Salamanca, Spain, June 4-6, 2014., Springer, 2014, Vol. 430, 89-100 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper proposes a cognitive architecture of an intelligent agent that can have a dialogue with a human agent on health-related topics. This architecture consists of four main components, namely, the Belief Base, the Dialogue Manager, the Task Manager and the Plan Generator. Each component has sub-components that perform a set of tasks for the purpose to enable the agent to be enrolled in a dialogue. In this paper the particular sub-component of the Dialogue Manager, the Dialogue Strategy has been discussed in detail. A notion of scheme is introduced, which functions as a template with variables that are instantiated each time a state is entered. The agent’s dialogue strategy is implemented as a combination of the schemes and the state transitions that the agent makes in response to the human’s request. We used a combination of finite-state and agent-based dialogue strategies for dialogue management. This combined dialogue strategy enables a multi-topic dialogue between a human and an agent.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2014. Vol. 430, 89-100 p.
, Communications in Computer and Information Science, ISSN 1865-0929 ; 430
Human-computer interaction, dialogue, agent, architecture
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-89675DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07767-3_9ISBN: 978-3-319-07767-3ISBN: 978-3-319-07766-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-89675DiVA: diva2:722812
A-Health workshop, PAAMS 2014 (Spain)