Botta: An Arabic dialect chatbot

Dana Abu Ali, Nizar Habash

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Abstract

This paper presents BOTTA, the first Arabic dialect chatbot. We explore the challenges of creating a conversational agent that aims to simulate friendly conversations using the Egyptian Arabic dialect. We present a number of solutions and describe the different components of the BOTTA chatbot. The BOTTA database files are publicly available for researchers working on Arabic chatbot technologies. The BOTTA chatbot is also publicly available for any users who want to chat with it online.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCOLING 2016 - 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of COLING 2016
Subtitle of host publicationSystem Demonstrations
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics, ACL Anthology
Pages208-212
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9784879747037
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, COLING 2016 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Dec 11 2016Dec 16 2016

Other

Other26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, COLING 2016
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period12/11/1612/16/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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Ali, D. A., & Habash, N. (2016). Botta: An Arabic dialect chatbot. In COLING 2016 - 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of COLING 2016: System Demonstrations (pp. 208-212). Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL Anthology.