Paper: Robust Interaction through Partial Interpretation and Dialogue Management

ACL ID C98-1093
Title Robust Interaction through Partial Interpretation and Dialogue Management
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

In this paper we present results on developing ro- bust natural language interfaces by combining shal- low and partial interpretation with dialogue manage- ment. The key issue is to reduce the effort needed to adapt the knowledge sources for parsing and in- terpretation to a necessary minimum. In the paper we identify different types of information and present corresponding computational models. The approach utilizes an automatically generated lexicon which is updated with information from a corpus of simulat- ed dialogues. The grammar is developed manually from the same knowledge sources. We also present results from evaluations that support the approach.