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dc.contributor.advisorLi, Weihua
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Lan
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-26T00:31:12Z
dc.date.available2021-10-26T00:31:12Z
dc.date.copyright2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/14595
dc.description.abstractConversational agents have been widely adopted in dialogue systems for various business purposes. Many existing conversational agents are rule-based and require significant human intervention to adapt the knowledge and conversational flow. In this thesis, I propose a graph-based adaptive conversational agent model which is capable of learning knowledge from human beings and adapting the knowledge-base according to user-agent interactions. Extensive experiments have been conducted to evaluate the proposed model by comparing the responses from the proposed adaptive agent model and a conventional agent. The user’s personalised knowledge graph is generated through user-agent interactions. To initiate conversations, it is important to develop a model for learning the users’ preferences and giving reasonable suggestions during the conversations. Therefore, based on the personalised knowledge collected by the conversational agent, I propose a novel graph-based context-aware user behaviour prediction and recommendation system. The user’s preferences have been considered as an important factor in determining the recommendation outputs. On top of that, the model incorporates contextual information extracted from both users’ historical behaviours and events relations, where the contexts have been modelled as knowledge graphs. By leveraging the advantages offered from the knowledge graph, events dependencies and their subtle relations can be established and have been introduced into the recommendation process. Experimental results explicitly indicate that the proposed approach can outperform state-of-the-art algorithms and yield better recommendation outcomes.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectSelf-adaptiveen_NZ
dc.subjectConversational agentsen_NZ
dc.subjectKnowledge graphen_NZ
dc.subjectContextual information extractionen_NZ
dc.subjectContext-awarenessen_NZ
dc.subjectRecommendation systemen_NZ
dc.subjectUser behaviour analysisen_NZ
dc.titleGraph-Based Self-Adaptive Conversational Agent With Context-Awareness Behaviour Predictionsen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Computer and Information Sciencesen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2021-10-24T07:05:35Z


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