TITLE: An Agent-Based Approach to Dialogue Management in Personal Assistants
PRESENTER: Anh Nguyen, http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/db/staff/info/anht.html, email@example.com
AFFILIATION:School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW and Smart Internet Technology CRC,
DATE: Friday 17th December 2004
PLACE: Meeting Room K17_401K (Please note that this seminar is in different location because the school end-of-year party is on)
Personal assistants need to allow the user to interact with the system
in a flexible and adaptive way such as through spoken language dialogue.
In this research we focus on an application in which the user can use
a variety of devices to interact with a collection of personal assistants
each specializing in a task domain such as email or calendar management,
information seeking, etc. We propose an agent-based approach for
developing the dialogue manager that acts as the central point
maintaining continuous user-system interaction and coordinating the
activities of the assistants. In addition, this approach enables
development of multi-modal interfaces. We describe our initial
implementation which contains an email management agent that the user
can interact with through a spoken dialogue and an interface on PDAs.
The dialogue manager was implemented by extending a BDI agent
BIOGRAPHY OF SPEAKER:
Anh Nguyen is a 3rd year PhD student here at CSE. Her research is in
Dialogue Modelling in Personal Assistants.
Anh is preparing for a paper presentation at the International Conference
on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2005 (http://www.iuiconf.org).
Please come along to give her comments, questions, suggestions, etc.
Van Hai Ho