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Subject/Keyword
information extraction
elderly
question generation
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Quinn, Kevin Francis
Supervisor and department
Zaiane, Osmar (Computing Science)
Examining committee member and department
Goebel, Randolph (Computing Science)
Kondrak, Grzegorz (Computing Science)
Zaiane, Osmar (Computing Science)
Department
Department of Computing Science
Specialization

Date accepted
2014-03-27T13:05:53Z
Graduation date
2014-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Loneliness among the elderly is a growing problem in today's society. Many of them live in isolation either due to their ailments or losing loved ones. Measures need to be taken to improve the living condition of these people. We propose a system that engages in meaningful conversation with the elderly. This system can extract useful information from the dialogue as well as use past information to generate a response. In order to show our system can converse in a meaningful way we evaluate our system with two evaluation studies. The first examines the quality of the information extraction. The second puts the users in a scenario and actively engages in conversation with two agents.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3596S
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