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A reusable framework for health counseling dialogue systems based on a behavioral medicine ontology

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A reusable framework for health counseling dialogue systems based on a behavioral medicine ontology
Automated approaches to promoting health behavior change, such as exercise, diet, and medication adherence promotion, have the potential for significant positive impact on society. We describe a theory-driven computational model of dialogue that simulates a human health counselor who is helping his or her patients to change via a series of conversations over time. Applications built using this model can be used to change the health behavior of patients and consumers at low cost over a wide range of media including the web and the phone. The model is implemented using an OWL ontology of health behavior change concepts and a public standard task modeling language (ANSI/CEA-2018). We demonstrate the power of modeling dialogue using an ontology and task model by showing how an exercise promotion system d in the framework was re-purposed for diet promotion with 98% reuse of the abstract models. Evaluations of these two systems are presented, demonstrating high levels of fidelity to best pr...
Timothy W. Bickmore, Daniel Schulman, Candace L. S
Added 14 May 2011
Updated 14 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where JBI
Authors Timothy W. Bickmore, Daniel Schulman, Candace L. Sidner
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