Domain-agnostic context-aware framework for natural language interface in a task-based environment

Sarthak Tiwari, Ajay Bansal

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Abstract

Smart home assistants are becoming a norm due to their ease-of-use. They employ spoken language as an interface, facilitating easy interaction with their users. Even with their obvious advantages, natural-language based interfaces are not prevalent outside the domain of home assistants. It is hard to adopt them for computer-controlled systems due to the numerous complexities involved with their implementation in varying fields. The main challenge is the grounding of natural language base terms into the underlying system's primitives. The existing systems that do use natural language interfaces are specific to one problem domain only. In this paper, a domain-agnostic framework that creates natural language interfaces for computer-controlled systems has been developed by creating a customizable mapping between the language constructs and the system primitives. The framework employs ontologies built using OWL (Web Ontology Language) for knowledge representation and machine learning models for language processing tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEEE 45th Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2021
EditorsW. K. Chan, Bill Claycomb, Hiroki Takakura, Ji-Jiang Yang, Yuuichi Teranishi, Dave Towey, Sergio Segura, Hossain Shahriar, Sorel Reisman, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages15-20
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665424639
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event45th IEEE Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2021 - Virtual, Online, Spain
Duration: Jul 12 2021Jul 16 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2021 IEEE 45th Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2021

Conference

Conference45th IEEE Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2021
Country/TerritorySpain
CityVirtual, Online
Period7/12/217/16/21

Keywords

  • Domain-agnostic interface
  • Natural language interface
  • Ontologies
  • Robot instructions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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