Paper: Speech Acts Of Assertion In Cooperative Informational Dialogue

ACL ID C86-1122
Title Speech Acts Of Assertion In Cooperative Informational Dialogue
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1986
Authors

Dialogue systems should provide a cooperative informational dialogue aimed at knowledge sharing. In the paper speech acts of assertion (SAA) are assumed to be the means of achieving this goal. A typology of SAAs is proposed which reflects certain cognitive aspects of communicative situation at different stages of mutual informing process. Infor- mation constituents of the type assertions are for- mally described to represent a current cognitive state of the speaker's knowledge base, each proposi- tion in it being characterized by a subjective veri-- similitude evaluation. The general scheme of infor- mation flow in the cooperative dialogue is consi- dered. With regard to this scheme the dialogue func- tions of SAAs are discussed.