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Local Knowledge Powered Conversational Agents [article]

Sashank Santhanam, Wei Ping, Raul Puri, Mohammad Shoeybi, Mostofa Patwary, Bryan Catanzaro
2020 arXiv   pre-print
local external knowledge.  ...  However, even with these advancements, conversational agents still lack the ability to produce responses that are informative and coherent with the local context.  ...  We use references to external links in the current dialog as the source for local knowledge. Indeed, local references for external knowledge widely exist in online conversations between humans.  ... 
arXiv:2010.10150v1 fatcat:o2sxbcf5abel3gttovy4fretgq

Rite of passing: Bureaucratic encounters, dramaturgy, and Jewish conversion in Israel

Michal Kravel-Tovi
2012 American Ethnologist  
My most profound thanks go to the state conversion agents who allowed me to enter some of the "sacred" spaces of their bureaucratic routine and to the converts who, while performing their lives for numerous  ...  To a significant extent, scholarly discussions of state power have been framed in terms of the Foucauldian notion of "power/knowledge."  ...  Such an analysis problematizes and ventures beyond a totalizing description of state power/knowledge.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1548-1425.2012.01370.x fatcat:jdmyfd3kjvgxfc2nosjsjchxei

A Hybrid Multi-Agent Framework for Load Management in Power Grid Systems [chapter]

Minjie Zhang, Dayong Ye, Quan Bai, Danny Sutanto, Kashem Muttaqi
2010 Studies in Computational Intelligence  
The contribution of this paper is to combine local intelligence with global coordination in multi-agent system design to satisfy the challenging requirements in a power grid system.  ...  In order to cope with load management in power grid systems, this paper presents a hybrid multi-agent framework.  ...  It periodically sends a message to the Local Coordinator Agent with conversation ID "Provision". The content of the message is the current state of the Local Scheduler Agent.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16098-1_9 fatcat:zym2nrkrbvdlfa4ledla7ew224

Ângela Barreto Xavier and Ines G. Županov, Catholic Orientalism: Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge

Annie Rachel George, Arnapurna Rath
2017 South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal  
Despite the 1684 ban on regional languages, translation and religious conversion were inextricably linked as the translation of religious texts into local languages was directly related to the conversion  ...  The transactions that took place among the natives and Portuguese agents in these processes are important in the study of the contribution of local Indians to the production of "Portuguese" knowledge.  ... 
doaj:739618769986465b96518cc43faf5a1f fatcat:vemtrwsrnjetxf27bg7xbtz2o4

Knowledge Graph Lifecycle: Building and maintaining Knowledge Graphs

Umutcan Simsek
2021 Zenodo  
AgentsKnowledge Activators • Open Tourism Conversational Agents: Knowledge Graphs power conversational agents as a knowledge source and for training various machine learning models (e.g.  ...  Real-world application • Dialog systems ○ Conversational agents that help users to achieve their goals with the help of Knowledge Graphs: ■ Knowledge Graphs as a source of domain knowledge (about static  ...  Page 18 Knowledge Creation Lessons Learned • Different perspectives on knowledge integrity ○ One experience we had with Tyrolean and German Tourism Knowledge Graph use cases is that the different instances  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5036184 fatcat:lrmdjgeyhjcznjiwcn4qydm7ja

HomeNL: Homecare Assistance in Natural Language. An Intelligent Conversational Agent for Hypertensive Patients Management [chapter]

Lina Maria Rojas-Barahona, Silvana Quaglini, Mario Stefanelli
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
It follows up a conversation with a patient in which the patient is able to take the initiative.  ...  HomeNL processes natural language, makes an internal representation of the patients' contributions, interprets sentences by reasoning about their meaning on the basis of a medical-knowledge representation  ...  In this paper we present HomeNL a proof of concept for intelligent conversational agents in the management of hypertensive patients.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02976-9_35 fatcat:fylvrukwd5abdbmaaasfoutvuy

Reality Education: Agricultural Knowledge Exchange in the U.S. South

Sarah Franzen
2017 Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development  
, and provide specific knowledge for the goals of local communities.  ...  Intermediary organizations and local educational programs can utilize local discourses, engage tacit and symbolic knowledge, serve as translators between mainstream educational resources and local communities  ...  power dynamics.  ... 
doi:10.5304/jafscd.2017.072.013 fatcat:vlh6zbyi7zbxhhqd5lije3a6z4

Page 526 of The Banking Law Journal Vol. 13, Issue 8 [page]

1896 The Banking Law Journal  
, had violated its duty to the owner, the same as if it had full power under the law to act as such agent; and was, therefore, guilty of a conversion of such notes. 2.  ...  NORTH DAKOTA Collateral—Sale by National Bank as AgentConversion.—1.  ... 

Adaptive Service Management in Mobile Cloud Computing by Means of Supervised and Reinforcement Learning

Piotr Nawrocki, Bartlomiej Sniezynski
2017 Journal of Network and Systems Management  
The solution proposed leverages, among other things, knowledge about mobile device resources, network connection possibilities and device power consumption, as a result of which a decision is made with  ...  Using the experience gathered as a result of subsequent series of tests, the agent became more efficient in assigning the task of multimedia file conversion to either the mobile device or cloud computing  ...  If succ l is true and succ c is false, local calculation a ¼ l is selected. Conversely, if succ c is true and succ l is false, cloud execution a ¼ c is selected.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10922-017-9405-4 fatcat:pw7hiyjnnrh3lmhshcsf2pl2em

Knowledge Modelling in Multiagent Systems: The Case of the Management of a National Network [chapter]

Martín Molina, Sascha Ossowski
1999 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Subsequently, our agent model is described, pointing out the local problem-solving and coordination knowledge models. Finally, the dynamics of the approach is illustrated by an example.  ...  , it was useful to apply knowledge modelling techniques, in order to structure the different knowledge types and reasoning processes involved.  ...  The partner Link S.A. from Greece provided also expertise in network management and participate in the knowledge elicitation process.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-48888-x_48 fatcat:fy7spasf7bfbhiv5ctol6ujg4u

Power and tourism

So-Min Cheong, Marc L. Miller
2000 Annals of Tourism Research  
Further, the framework shows that productive power generates touristic knowledge.  ...  Power is conceptualized as omnipresent in a tripartite system of tourists, locals, and brokers.  ...  In recognition that``[t]he exercise of power perpetually creates knowledge and, conversely, knowledge constantly induces effects of power'', Foucault (1980a:52) meshes the two concepts intò`p ower±knowledge  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0160-7383(99)00065-1 fatcat:xcpldilh35ahtnrbias5f25ooy

Integrating communicative action, conversations and decision theory to coordinate agents

Mihai Barbuceanu, Mark S. Fox
1997 Proceedings of the first international conference on Autonomous agents - AGENTS '97  
The paper articulates a precise conceptual model of coordination as structured "conversations" involving communicative actions, amongst agents.  ...  The coordination problem in multi-agent systems is the problem of managing dependencies between the activities of autonomous agents, in conditions of incomplete knowledge about the dynamically changing  ...  Our language diers from AOP in the explicit provision of the conversation notion, the more powerful control structures that emerge from it, the use of decision theretic ideas and the more powerful programming  ... 
doi:10.1145/267658.267667 dblp:conf/agents/BarbuceanuF97 fatcat:kabuwo3eezg4jfsdmvxbmdcxsq

Systems and Causal Loop Thinking in Medicine: From Healthcare Delivery to Healthcare Policy Making

Charalampos Theocharopoulos
2020 Acta Europeana Systemica  
system in order to minimize the vulnerabilities and the possibility of failures, with particular regard at modelling doctor-patient relations as Paskian Conversations.  ...  The patient itself is viewed in the context of the Swiss Cheese Model and the causal agents that lead to a system failure and patient harm are examined, as well as ways of strengthening the healthcare  ...  Local officials, as local implementers, can ensure the sustainable application of the policies in a way understandable by the public and civil leaders have the power to imply laws.  ... 
doi:10.14428/aes.v8i1.56513 fatcat:3xsqe36xyvhezgmhddpfg57n6m

Personal is Political: Caring Economy & Partnership in the Philippines

Ann Amberg
2016 Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies  
Center for Partnership Studies' program Alumni are applying their leadership skills as community advocates in powerful ways worldwide.  ...  In a context of a Partnership framework, Theresa facilitates local events with gender development activists and policy makers, witnessing their stories as women, to encourage awareness of the need for  ...  Partnership Studies' (CPS) Power of Partnership workshop.  ... 
doi:10.24926/ijps.v3i1.123 fatcat:dpjtdhaifjhtnp6izixa3q6k3i

Multi-Agent Systems for Power Engineering Applications—Part II: Technologies, Standards, and Tools for Building Multi-agent Systems

Stephen D. J. McArthur, Euan M. Davidson, Victoria M. Catterson, Aris L. Dimeas, Nikos D. Hatziargyriou, Ferdinanda Ponci, Toshihisa Funabashi
2007 IEEE Transactions on Power Systems  
This is the second part of a 2-part paper that has arisen from the work of the IEEE Power Engineering Society's Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) Working Group.  ...  Part 1 of the paper examined the potential value of MAS technology to the power industry, described fundamental concepts and approaches within the field of multi-agent systems that are appropriate to power  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to acknowledge the input, discussions and efforts of the Multi-Agent Systems Working Group members.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tpwrs.2007.908472 fatcat:etff4qyvafeyhbiuaigk3465dm
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