Paper: An Architecture for Dialogue Management Context Tracking and Pragmatic Adaptation in Spoken Dialogue Systems

ACL ID C98-2126
Title An Architecture for Dialogue Management Context Tracking and Pragmatic Adaptation in Spoken Dialogue Systems
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

This paper details a software architecture for discourse processing in spoken dialogue systems, where the three component tasks of discourse processing are (1) Dialogue Man- agement, (2) Context Tracking, and (3) Pragmatic Adaptation. We define these three component tasks and describe their roles in a complex, near-future scenario in which multiple humans interact with each other and with computers in multiple, simulta- neous dialogue exchanges. This paper reports on the software modules that accom- plish the three component tasks of discourse processing, and an architecture for the inter- action among these modules and with other modules of the spoken dialogue system. A motivation of this work is reusable discourse processing software for integration with non-discourse ...