Nadine-Bot: An Open Domain Migrant Integration Administrative Agent

Abstract:


This paper proposes a conversational agent - chatbot framework that adopts a two-step text similarity approach in order to retrieve relevant answers from large knowledge bases. The proposed “NADINE-bot” is an online question-answer (QA) system able to respond to asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants’ categories about EU related administrative questions, in their native language. The developed agent combines several state-of-the-art models in order to initially retrieve the most relevant document and then, by splitting it into paragraphs, it seeks for an answer in the most relevant paragraph. The NADINE-bot working knowledge source is a collection of administrative tasks, related frequently asked questions (FAQs) concerning EU countries of reception. Nonetheless, for testing purposes the methodology has been applied it to a vast collection of Wikipedia articles, displaying satisfactory results.


  • A. Lelis, N. Vretos, P. Daras, "Nadine-Bot: An Open Domain Migrant Integration Administrative Agent", In IEEE ICME Workshop on ICT and Multimedia Tools for Migrants Inclusion in Host societies (WIMMIH2020), London, England, July 7-11, 2020.

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