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ANA: Automated Nursing Agent

  • Author / Creator
    Quinn, Kevin Francis
  • 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.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3596S
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Computing Science
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Zaiane, Osmar (Computing Science)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Zaiane, Osmar (Computing Science)
    • Goebel, Randolph (Computing Science)
    • Kondrak, Grzegorz (Computing Science)