Terminological and language resources for developing a virtual patient dialogue system in Spanish

Leonardo Campillos-Llanos, Catherine Thomas, Éric Bilinski, Pierre Zweigenbaum, Sophie Rosset


This article reports the terminology and language resources used to develop a dialogue system for the medical domain in Spanish. The system simulates the medical history-taking step with a virtual patient, and is aimed mainly at medical students, who can train their communication and anamnesis skills in e-learning contexts. The conversational agent was first developed in French, and only the French system was evaluated by potential end-users. Herein, we provide an overall description of the system with a special focus on the Spanish components.

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