Paper: Planning For Problem Formulation In Advice-Giving Dialogue

ACL ID E87-1031
Title Planning For Problem Formulation In Advice-Giving Dialogue
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987
Authors

We distinguish three main, overlapping activities in an advice-giving dialogue: problem formulation, resolution, and explanation. This paper focuses on a problem for- mulation activity in a dialogue module which interacts on one side with an expert problem solver for financial investing and on the other side with a natural language front-end. Several strategies which reflect specific aspects of person-machine advice-giving dialogues are realized by incorporating planning at a high-level of dialogue.