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Intent Mapping Priority

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This feature helps avoid ambiguity between parent and child Intents. The ambiguity can happen when the user input contains a combination of parent and child Intent sentences.

With Intent Mapping Priority, you choose whether you want to prioritize the current Intent or its child Intents. By giving priority to certain Intents, you can influence whether the parent or child Intents are more likely to be mapped.

We recommend using full sentences when you generate examples for Intents. This approach leads to more accurate results during the mapping process.

How to Set up

To set a priority, do the following steps:

  1. Open a Flow or create a new one.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the Flow Editor page, select NLU.
  3. On the Intent tab, click Create Intent.
  4. Specify a unique name for the Intent and click Save.
  5. Open the created Intent and fill in the required fields.
  6. In the Intent Mapping Priority field, select one of the following options:
    • Prioritise This Intent โ€” set a priority for the current parent Intent. By default, this option is set up.
    • Prioritise Child Intents โ€” set a priority for child Intents.
  7. Save changes and click Build model. Build a model every time when you want to change settings.

Examples

Let's assume that we have the following Intent data:

Intent Intent name Sentences
Parent Order Pizza I'd like to order a pizza.
Can I have a pizza delivered?
Can I get a pizza please?
I need to purchase a pizza.
I want to buy a pizza.
Child 1 Order Ham Pizza I want to get a ham pizza.
Can I have a ham pizza please?
I need a ham pizza.
I would like to order a ham pizza.
I am in the mood of for a ham pizza.
Can I order a ham pizza?
I'd like to have a ham pizza.
Child 2 Order Cheese Pizza I want to get a cheese pizza.
Can I have a cheese pizza please?
I need a cheese pizza.
I would like to order a cheese pizza.
I am in the mood of for a cheese pizza.
Can I order a cheese pizza?
I'd like to have a cheese pizza.

Consider various examples of how each option of the Intent Mapping Priority setting works.

Prioritise This Intent

Set up Prioritise This Intent for the parent Intent.

User input: I want to order a bacon pizza

Result: intent: Order Pizza, intent score: 0.33

JSON: One object in the nlu.intentMapperResults.scores array

"scores": [
        {
          "id": "6262e9e7-9dc5-4146-9153-96ef0693c18f",
          "name": "Order Pizza",
          "score": 0.3363160895380178,
          "negated": false,
          "confirmationSentence": null,
          "confirmationSentences": null,
          "disambiguationSentence": null,
          "flow": "898601c7-c5db-44f3-bfa0-bce265af02ad"
        }
      ]

Prioritise Child Intents

Set up Prioritise Child Intents for the parent Intent.

User input: I want to order a bacon pizza

Result: intent: Order Ham Pizza, intent score: 0.63

JSON: Two objects in the nlu.intentMapperResults.scores array

"scores": [
        {
          "id": "8bba4b5a-1166-4459-bd1c-9e8b5391727e",
          "name": "Order Ham Pizza",
          "score": 0.6494886591790712,
          "negated": false,
          "confirmationSentence": null,
          "confirmationSentences": null,
          "disambiguationSentence": null,
          "flow": "898601c7-c5db-44f3-bfa0-bce265af02ad"
        },
        {
          "id": "c16f7afc-2875-49dc-8d7a-e06629d7fef9",
          "name": "Order Cheese Pizza",
          "score": 0.24775283391091624,
          "negated": false,
          "confirmationSentence": null,
          "confirmationSentences": null,
          "disambiguationSentence": null,
          "flow": "898601c7-c5db-44f3-bfa0-bce265af02ad"
        }
      ]