EXAMPLE DIALOGUES


Alex introduces an easy way to get to subway, bus, rail, ferry and monorail transit information around NYC and NJ. You can specify your location and destination and it will provide you with the first connection. You may further specify your trip requirements such as relative or absolute departure and arrival times or preferred vehicle. You can cycle through few options back and forth in a given timespan. You can subsequently ask for additional information such as relative or absolute departure and arrival time, names of origin, destination, transfer count, current time and duration. Furthermore, You can ask about the weather in any US city and the time zone in any state.


Local transit
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AlexHello this is Alex, the call is recorded, how may I help You?
USERI'M LOOKING FOR A CONNECTION.
AlexWhere do You want to go?
USERI WANT TO BE AT FRANKLIN STREET IN FIFTY MINUTES.
AlexAlright, to Franklin St. in 50 minutes. Where do You want to travel from?
USERI AM ON THE CORNER OF BROADWAY AND COOPER STREET AT THE MOMENT.
AlexAs a first possibility I have found the following connection. Walk to Chauncey St, take the subway J at 1:22pm from Chauncey St towards Broad St. Get off at Hewes St. Walk to Broadway. Take the subway G at 1:42pm from Broadway towards Court Sq. Get off at Greenpoint Av. and walk to your destination.

Intercity transit
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USERHI, I WANT TO GO FROM ROCHESTER TO SYRACUSE.
AlexAlright, from Rochester to Syracuse. I have found the following connection. Take the train Empire Service at 2:13pm from the Rochester Amtrak towards New York Penn station. Get of at the Syracuse Regional transportation center.
USERHOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
AlexIt takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
USERWHEN WILL I BE THERE?!
AlexThe train arrives at Syracuse Regional Transportation Center at 3:28pm.

NEW: Street input
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USERI WANT TO GO FROM WEST FORTY SECOND STREET AT SEVENTH AVENUE.
AlexYou want to go from W 42nd St. and 7th Ave. What station do You want to go to?
USERTO BROADWAY, BRONX.
AlexAlright, to Broadway in Bronx, I have found the following connection. Walk to Times Sq. and 42nd St. Take the subway Q at 4:11am from Times Sq. and 42nd St. towards 57th St. and 7th Ave. Get off at 49th St. and walk to your destination.

NEW: Next connection peek
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USERWHEN DOES IT LEAVE?
AlexThe subway departs Times Sq. - 42nd St. at 3:12am.
USERWHEN DOES THE NEXT CONNECTION LEAVE?
AlexThe second subway leaves Times Sq. - 42nd St. at 3:32am
USERHOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
AlexIt takes about 38 minutes.
USERHOW LONG DOES THE FOURTH LINK TAKE?
AlexThe fourth connection takes about 38 minutes.

NEW: Transfer count limit
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USERFIND ME A DIRECT CONNECTION FROM BROADWAY QUEENS TO ROOSEVELT ISLAND.
AlexYou want a direct connection from Broadway in Queens to Roosevelt Island. Take the bus Q104 at 5:47pm from Broadway and 37th St. towards LI CITY 11th St. via 48th St. via Broadway. Get off at 34th Ave. and Vernon Blvd. and walk to your destination.
USERHOW LONG TILL IT LEAVES?
AlexThe bus departs Broadway and 37th St. in 15 minutes.
USEROK, I WANT TWO TRANFERS TOPS.
AlexAlright, with no more than two transfers, as a first possibility walk to Steinway St. Take the subway R at 5:36pm from Steinway St. towards Forest Hills, 71st Ave. Transfer at Jackson Heights - Roosevelt Ave. to a subway F that goes at 5:52pm towards Coney Island - Stillwell Ave. Get off at Roosevelt Island.
USERHOW LONG TILL IT THIS ONE LEAVES?
AlexThe bus departs Steinway St. in 5 minutes.
USERHOW MANY TRANSFERS ARE THERE?
AlexThere is 1 transfer on this path.

NEW: Distance
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USERHOW FAR IS IT?
AlexThe trip is 5.9 miles long, You will travel 4 stops from Steinway St. by subway R, then it is 2 stops by subway F from Jackson Heights - Roosevelt Ave.
USERWHAT IS THE DISTANCE OF THE NEXT ONE?
AlexThe second connection is 2.1 miles long, You will travel 11 stops from Broadway and 37th St. by bus Q104.

Weather forecast
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USERWHAT IS THE WEATHER IN BALTIMORE?
AlexIn what state?
USERIN MARYLAND.
AlexIt is forty degrees, scattered clouds.
USERWHAT TIME IS IT IN LOS ANGELES?
AlexIn California, it is 10:24am, Pacific Standard Time.

Time Zone info
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USERWHAT TIME IS IT IN LOS ANGELES?
AlexIn California, it is 10:24am, Pacific Standard Time.

HELP - Random sample
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USERHELP
AlexYou can ask for the destination of the offered link.
USERWHAT'S THE DESTINATION?
AlexSyracuse Regional Transportation Center.

RESET - confused state
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USERWHAT IS THE TIME IN FLORIDA?
AlexIn Florida, it is 1:42PM, Eastern Standard Time.
USERWHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN LOS ANGELES?
AlexI'm sorry, I don't understand, the city Los Angeles is not located in Florida.
USERLET'S START OVER.
AlexOK, Let's start over, how may I help You?
USERWHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN LOS ANGELES?
AlexIt is thirty degrees and few clouds.

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