TR#562: Common Sense Conversations:

Understanding Casual Conversation using a Common Sense Database

Nathan Eagle

Submitted to the Artificial Intelligence, Information Access, and Mobile Computing Workshop at the 18th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). Acapulco, Mexico. August 2003.

March, 2003

We introduce a method for situation understanding in natural, face-to-face conversation. Our method combines a network of commonsense knowledge with keyword spotting and contextual information automatically obtained from a wearable device such as a PDA or cell phone. Using this method we demonstrate the potential for high accuracy, detailed classification of conversation topic.

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