Conversation controller

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7949530
APP PUB NO 20070094003A1
SERIAL NO

11581372

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A conversation controller outputs a reply sentence according to a user utterance. The conversation controller comprises a conversation database and a conversation control unit. The conversation database stores a plurality of plans. Each plan has a reply sentence and one or more pieces of next plan designation information for designating a next candidate reply sentence to be output following the reply sentence. The conversation control unit selects one of the plans stored in the conversation database according to a user utterance and outputs a reply sentence which the selected plan has. Then, the conversation control unit selects one piece of the next plan designation information which the plan has according to a next user utterance and outputs a next candidate reply sentence on the basis of the selected piece of the next plan designation information. Some plans have a series of questions as the reply sentences.

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UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATIONTOKYO675

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Huang, Shengyang Tokyo, JP 12 178
Katukura, Hiroshi Tokyo, JP 10 178

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