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A list of the six intents (ping, get population, get data, summarize data, add note, and get map) accessible to users through the Sonar project's Alexa skill.

A list of the six intents (ping, get population, get data, summarize data, add note, and get map) accessible to users through the Sonar project's Alexa skill.

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Access to public data in the United States and elsewhere has steadily increased as governments have launched geospatially-enabled web portals like Socrata, CKAN, and Esri Hub. However, data discovery in these portals remains a challenge for the average user. Differences between users' colloquial search terms and authoritative metadata impede data d...

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... offered a chatbot that completed predefined tasks and addressed standard questions about a given community by leveraging open data available through Esri Hub. As shown in Figure 1, Sonar performs lookups on data matching the themes described in a user's query at a defined location. Users can ask about city services (e.g., trash pickup), safety (e.g., crimes), and transportation (e.g., bus routing). ...

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