Antonio Roque, David Traum: “Degrees of Grounding Based on Evidence of Understanding”

June 19, 2008 | Columbus, OH

Speaker: Antonio Roque, David Traum
Host: 9th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

We introduce the Degrees of Grounding model, which defines the extent to which material being discussed in a dialogue has been grounded. This model has been developed and evaluated by a corpus analysis, and includes a set of types of evidence of understanding, a set of degrees of groundedness, a set of grounding criteria, and methods for identifying each of these. We describe how this model can be used for dialogue management.