Paper: Scaling Up From Dialogue To Multilogue: Some Principles And Benchmarks

ACL ID P05-1029
Title Scaling Up From Dialogue To Multilogue: Some Principles And Benchmarks
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2005
Authors

The paper considers how to scale up dialogue protocols to multilogue, settings with multiple conversationalists. We extract two benchmarks to evaluate scaled up protocols based on the long distance resolution possibilities of non- sentential utterances in dialogue and multi- logue in the British National Corpus. In light of these benchmarks, we then consider three possible transformations to dialogue protocols, formulated within an issue-based approach to dialogue management. We show that one such transformation yields protocols for querying and assertion that fulfill these benchmarks.