B. Rex: a dialogue agent for book recommendations

Mitchell Abrams, Luke Gessler, Matthew Marge


Abstract
We present B. Rex, a dialogue agent for book recommendations. B. Rex aims to exploit the cognitive ease of natural dialogue and the excitement of a whimsical persona in order to engage users who might not enjoy using more common interfaces for finding new books. B. Rex succeeds in making book recommendations with good quality based on only information revealed by the user in the dialogue.
Anthology ID:
W19-5948
Volume:
Proceedings of the 20th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue
Month:
September
Year:
2019
Address:
Stockholm, Sweden
Venues:
SIGDIAL | WS
SIG:
SIGDIAL
Publisher:
Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
418–421
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URL:
https://aclanthology.org/W19-5948
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W19-5948
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