Paper: A Compact Architecture For Dialogue Management Based On Scripts And Meta-Outputs

ACL ID A00-1016
Title A Compact Architecture For Dialogue Management Based On Scripts And Meta-Outputs
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

We describe an architecture for spoken dialogue interfaces to semi-autonomous systems that trans- forms speech signals through successive representa- tions of linguistic, dialogue, and domain knowledge. Each step produces an output, and a meta-output describing the transformation, with an executable program in a simple scripting language as the fi- nal result. The output/meta-output distinction per- mits perspicuous treatment of diverse tasks such as resolving pronouns, correcting user misconceptions, and optimizing scripts.