Paper: Towards an open-domain conversational system fully based on natural language processing

ACL ID C14-1088
Title Towards an open-domain conversational system fully based on natural language processing
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

This paper proposes an architecture for an open-domain conversational system and evaluates an implemented system. The proposed architecture is fully composed of modules based on natu- ral language processing techniques. Experimental results using human subjects show that our architecture achieves significantly better naturalness than a retrieval-based baseline and that its naturalness is close to that of a rule-based system using 149K hand-crafted rules.