Paper: A Classification of Dialogue Actions in Tutorial Dialogue

ACL ID C08-1010
Title A Classification of Dialogue Actions in Tutorial Dialogue
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

In this paper we present a taxonomy of di- alogue moves which describe the actions that students and tutors perform in tutorial dialogue. We are motivated by the need for a categorisation of such actions in order to develop computational models for tutorial dialogue. As such, we build both on exist- ing work on dialogue move categorisation for tutorial dialogue as well as dialogue taxonomies for general dialogue. Our tax- onomy has been prepared by analysing a corpus of tutorial dialogues on mathemati- cal theorem proving. We also detail an an- notation experiment in which we apply the taxonomyanddiscussidiosyncrasiesinthe data which influence the decisions in the dialogue move classification.