Paper: An Object-Oriented Approach To The Design Of Dialogue Management Functionality

ACL ID E99-1004
Title An Object-Oriented Approach To The Design Of Dialogue Management Functionality
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1999
Authors

Dialogues may be seen as comprising commonplace routines on the one hand and specialized, task-specific interactions on the other. Object-orientation is an established means of separating the generic from the specialized. The system under discussion combines this object- oriented approach with a self-organizing, mixed-initiative dialogue strategy, raising the possibility of dialogue systems that can be assembled from ready-made components and tailored, specialized components.