SHIHbot: A Facebook chatbot for Sexual Health Information on HIV/AIDS

Jacqueline Brixey, Rens Hoegen, Wei Lan, Joshua Rusow, Karan Singla, Xusen Yin, Ron Artstein, Anton Leuski


Abstract
We present the implementation of an autonomous chatbot, SHIHbot, deployed on Facebook, which answers a wide variety of sexual health questions on HIV/AIDS. The chatbot’s response database is com-piled from professional medical and public health resources in order to provide reliable information to users. The system’s backend is NPCEditor, a response selection platform trained on linked questions and answers; to our knowledge this is the first retrieval-based chatbot deployed on a large public social network.
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W17-5544
Volume:
Proceedings of the 18th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue
Month:
August
Year:
2017
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Saarbrücken, Germany
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SIGDIAL | WS
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SIGDIAL
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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370–373
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https://aclanthology.org/W17-5544
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W17-5544
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Jacqueline Brixey, Rens Hoegen, Wei Lan, Joshua Rusow, Karan Singla, Xusen Yin, Ron Artstein, and Anton Leuski. 2017. SHIHbot: A Facebook chatbot for Sexual Health Information on HIV/AIDS. In Proceedings of the 18th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue, pages 370–373, Saarbrücken, Germany. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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SHIHbot: A Facebook chatbot for Sexual Health Information on HIV/AIDS (Brixey et al., 2017)
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