Automatic construction of Bayesian networks for conversational agent

Sungsoo Lim, Sung Bae Cho

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As the information in the internet proliferates, the methods for effectively providing the information have been exploited, especially in conversational agents. Bayesian network is applied to infer the intention of user's query. Since the construction of Bayesian network requires large efforts and much time, an automatic method for it might be useful for applying conversational agents to several applications. In order to improve the scalability of the agent, in this paper, we propose a method of automatically generating Bayesian networks from scripts composing knowledge base of the conversational agent. It constructs the structure of hierarchically composing nodes and learns the conditional probability distribution table using Noisy-OR gate. The experimental results with subjects confirm the usefulness of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-237
Number of pages10
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Issue numberPART II
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventInternational Conference on Intelligent Computing, ICIC 2005 - Hefei, China
Duration: 2005 Aug 232005 Aug 26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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