AIDA-Bot: A Conversational Agent to Explore Scholarly Knowledge Graphs

“AIDA-Bot: A Conversational Agent to ExploreScholarly Knowledge Graphs” is a demo paper accepted for presentation at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2021) poster and demo session.

Antonello Meloni1, Simone Angioni1, Angelo Antonio Salatino2, Francesco Osborne2, Diego Reforgiato Recupero1, Enrico Motta2

1 Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Cagliari (Italy)

2 Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, Milton Keynes (UK)


Chatbots have become increasingly popular in the last years among both businesses and consumers. These conversational agents typically use natural language understanding technologies for reformulating questions as queries to a knowledge base and answer the user according to the resulting information. This demo paper proposes a general software architecture for chatbots that can be employed for exploring large-scale knowledge graphs of scholarly data. It also introduces AIDA-Bot, a working prototype that implements this architecture and can answer queries about scientific publications, research topics, researchers, universities, and conferences. In order to show the flexibility of the proposed solution, we implemented two versions of AIDA-Bot which can run, respectively, on Alexa devices and web browsers.


Architecture of AIDA-Bot

Web App

AIDA-Bot is up and running. Feel free to give it a try:


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