An Agent-Based Dialog Simulation Technique to Develop and Evaluate Conversational Agents [chapter]

David Griol, Nayat Sánchez-Pi, Javier Carbó, José M. Molina
2011 Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing  
In this paper, we present an agent-based dialog simulation technique for learning new dialog strategies and evaluate conversational agents. Using this technique the effort necessary to acquire data required to train the dialog model and then explore new dialog strategies is considerably reduced. A set of measures has also been defined to evaluate the dialog strategy that is automatically learned and compare different dialog corpora. We have applied this technique to explore the space of
more » ... he space of possible dialog strategies and evaluate the dialogs acquired for a conversational agent that collects monitored data from patients suffering from diabetes.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-19875-5_33 dblp:conf/paams/GriolPCM11 fatcat:h5kgylx2uzdrfgmqsjdtqfiejm