Paper: Dialog Control In A Natural Language System

ACL ID E89-1004
Title Dialog Control In A Natural Language System
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1989

In this paper a method for controlling the dialog in a natural language (NL) system is presented. It provides a deep modeling of information processing based on time dependent propositional attitudes of the interacting agents. Knowledge about the state of the dialog is represented in a dedicated language and changes of this state are described by a compact set of rules. An appropri- ate organization of rule application is introduced including the initiation of an adequate system reaction. Finally the application of the method in an NL consultation system is outlined.