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FAQchat as in Information Retrieval system

By B.A. Abu Shawar, E. Atwell and A. Roberts

Abstract

A chatbot is a conversational agent that interacts with users through natural languages. In this paper, we describe a new way to access information using a chatbot. The FAQ in the School of Computing at the University of Leeds has been used to retrain the ALICE chatbot system, producing FAQchat. The results returned from FAQchat are similar to ones generated by search engines such as Google. For evaluation, a comparison was made between FAQchat and Google. The main objective is to demonstrate that FAQchat is a viable alternative to Google and it can be used as a tool to access FAQ databases

Publisher: Poznań : Wydawnictwo Poznańskie : with co-operation of Fundacja Uniwersytetu im. A. Mickiewicza
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.whiterose.ac.uk:4663

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