Paper: A Two-Level Dialogue Representation

ACL ID C86-1008
Title A Two-Level Dialogue Representation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1986

In this paper a two level dialogue representation system is presented° It is intended to recognize the structure of a large range of dialogues including some nonverbal communicative acts which may be involved in an interaction. It provides a syntactic description of a dialogue which can be expressed in terms of re-writing rules. The semantic level of the proposed representation system is given by the goal and subgoal structure underlying the dialogue syntactic units. Two types of goal are identified; goals which relate to the content of the dialogue, and those which relate to cormaunicating the content° i.