Paper: A Computational Model Of Incremental Utterance Production In Task-Oriented Dialogues

ACL ID C96-1052
Title A Computational Model Of Incremental Utterance Production In Task-Oriented Dialogues
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

This paper presents a comtmtational model of incremental utterance produc- tion in task-oriented dialogues. This model incrementally produces utter- antes to propose the solution of a given problem, while simultaneously solving the problem in a stepwise manner. Even when the solution has been partially de- termined, this model starts utterances to satisfy time constraints where pauses in mid-utterance must not exceed a cer- tain length. The results of an analysis of discourse structure in a dialogue cor- pus are presented and the fine structure of discourse that contributes to the in- cremental strategy of utterance produc- tion is described. This model utilizes such a discourse structure to incremen- tally produce utterances constituting a discourse. Pragmatic constraints are ex- ploited ...