Paper: Investigating the Portability of Corpus-Derived Cue Phrases for Dialogue Act Classification

ACL ID C08-1123
Title Investigating the Portability of Corpus-Derived Cue Phrases for Dialogue Act Classification
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

We present recent work in the area of Cross-Domain Dialogue Act tagging. Our experiments investigate the use of a sim- ple dialogue act classifier based on purely intra-utterance features - principally in- volving word n-gram cue phrases. We ap- ply automatically extracted cues from one corpus to a new annotated data set, to de- termine the portability and generality of the cues we learn. We show that our auto- matically acquired cues are general enough to serve as a cross-domain classification mechanism.