Paper: Goal Formulation Based On Communicative Principles

ACL ID C96-2101
Title Goal Formulation Based On Communicative Principles
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996

The paper presents the Constructive Dialogue Model as a new approach to formulate system goals in intelligent di- alogue systems. The departure point is in general communicative principles which constrain cooperative and coher- ent communication. Dialogue partici- pants are engaged in a cooperative task whereby a model of the joint purpose is constructed. Contributions are planned as reactions to the changing context, and no dialogue grammar is needed. Also speech act classification is aban- doned, in favour of contextual reasoning and rationality considerations.