Vol.67, No.3, 2021, pp.2807-2817, doi:10.32604/cmc.2021.015634
EP-Bot: Empathetic Chatbot Using Auto-Growing Knowledge Graph
  • SoYeop Yoo, OkRan Jeong*
Gachon University, Seongnam-si, 13120, Korea
* Corresponding Author: OkRan Jeong. Email:
Received 16 November 2020; Accepted 29 December 2020; Issue published 01 March 2021
People occasionally interact with each other through conversation. In particular, we communicate through dialogue and exchange emotions and information from it. Emotions are essential characteristics of natural language. Conversational artificial intelligence is an integral part of all the technologies that allow computers to communicate like humans. For a computer to interact like a human being, it must understand the emotions inherent in the conversation and generate the appropriate responses. However, existing dialogue systems focus only on improving the quality of understanding natural language or generating natural language, excluding emotions. We propose a chatbot based on emotion, which is an essential element in conversation. EP-Bot (an Empathetic PolarisX-based chatbot) is an empathetic chatbot that can better understand a person’s utterance by utilizing PolarisX, an auto-growing knowledge graph. PolarisX extracts new relationship information and expands the knowledge graph automatically. It is helpful for computers to understand a person’s common sense. The proposed EP-Bot extracts knowledge graph embedding using PolarisX and detects emotion and dialog act from the utterance. Then it generates the next utterance using the embeddings. EP-Bot could understand and create a conversation, including the person’s common sense, emotion, and intention. We verify the novelty and accuracy of EP-Bot through the experiments.
Emotional chatbot; conversational AI; knowledge graph; emotion
Cite This Article
S. Yoo and O. Jeong, "Ep-bot: empathetic chatbot using auto-growing knowledge graph," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 67, no.3, pp. 2807–2817, 2021.
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