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Ron Artstein, Sudeep Gandhe, Michael Rushforth, David Traum: “Viability of a Simple Dialogue Act Scheme for a Tactical Questioning Dialogue System”

June 24, 2009 | Stockholm, Sweden

Speaker: Ron Artstein, Sudeep Gandhe, Michael Rushforth, David Traum
Host: DiaHolmia, the 13th workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue

User utterances in a spoken dialogue system for tactical questioning simulation were matched to a set of dialogue acts generated automatically from a representation of facts as triples and actions as pairs. The representation currently covers about 50% of user utterances, and we show that a few extensions can increase coverage to 80% or more. This demonstrates the viability of simple schemes for representing question-answering dialogues in implemented systems.