Paper: Avoiding and Resolving Initiative Conflicts in Dialogue

ACL ID N07-1003
Title Avoiding and Resolving Initiative Conflicts in Dialogue
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2007
Authors

In this paper, we report on an empirical study on initiative conflicts in human-human conver- sation. We examined these conflicts in two corpora of task-oriented dialogues. The re- sults show that conversants try to avoid initia- tive conflicts, but when these conflicts occur, they are efficiently resolved by linguistic de- vices, such as volume.