Paper: Efficient Collaborative Discourse: A Theory And Its Implementation

ACL ID H93-1034
Title Efficient Collaborative Discourse: A Theory And Its Implementation
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1993
Authors

An architecture for voice dialogue machines is described with em- phasis on the problem solving and high level decision making mech- anisms. The architecture provides facilities for generating voice interactions aimed at cooperative human-machine problem solving. It assumes that the dialogue will consist of a series of local self- consistent subdialogues each aimed at subgoals related to the overall task. The discourse may consist of a set of such subdiaiogues with jumps from one subdialogue to the other in a search for a success- ful conclusion. The architecture maintains a user model to assure that interactions properly account for the level of competence of the user, and it includes an ability for the machine to take the initiative or yield the initiative to the user. It uses expectatio...