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EBA components

This document covers each of the core components that constitute a skill. It is important to note that EBA follows an ontology based paradigm, meaning that it derives understanding about the world based on a relationship of concepts. This is in contrast to most other systems which are intent based and depend on predicate logic.

At a high level, EBA is composed of an ontology of concepts and attributes that it is able to recognize and reason about. Natural language patterns help the assistant to perform natural language understanding, linking language tokens to appropriate concepts. In the process of reasoning about a question, the system considers all possible outcomes it can take given a set of actions and rules, ultimately selecting the best one or asking for user disambiguation in cases where it is fitting. You can learn more about each of these components as well as a few of our core concepts.

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