Paper: Dialogue Processing In A CALL-System

ACL ID E99-1037
Title Dialogue Processing In A CALL-System
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1999
  • Veit Reuer (Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin Germany)

In a CALL-environment (Computer- assisted language learning) programs should ideally allow the learner to train his/her communicative competence, which is one of the main goals of foreign language teaching nowadays. This can be reached by allowing learners to use and train their knowledge of a foreign language in realistic dialogue-style exer- cises. All levels of linguistic and com- municational analysis have to be consid- ered to realize such a system. In this paper I will concentrate on the dialogue component of the concept, which relies on two main knowledge sources. The discourse grammar structures the dia- logue elements (or dialogue acts) as pos- sible parts of a dialogue and the dialogue knowledge base provides the possible con- tents of dialogues. Additionally, a fram- ing discour...