Paper: MIMIC: An Adaptive Mixed Initiative Spoken Dialogue System For Information Queries

ACL ID A00-1014
Title MIMIC: An Adaptive Mixed Initiative Spoken Dialogue System For Information Queries
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

This paper describes MIMIC, an adaptive mixed initia- tive spoken dialogue system that provides movie show- time information. MIMIC improves upon previous dialogue systems in two respects. First, it employs initiative-oriented strategy adaptation to automatically adapt response generation strategies based on the cumu- lative effect of information dynamically extracted from user utterances during the dialogue. Second, MIMIC's dialogue management architecture decouples its initia- tive module from the goal and response strategy selec- tion processes, providing a general framework for devel- oping spoken dialogue systems with different adaptation behavior.