Paper: Intensional Summaries as Cooperative Responses in Dialogue: Automation and Evaluation

ACL ID P08-1055
Title Intensional Summaries as Cooperative Responses in Dialogue: Automation and Evaluation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

Despite its long history, and a great deal of research producing many useful algo- rithms and observations, research in coop- erative response generation has had little impact on the recent commercialization of dialogue technologies, particularly within the spoken dialogue community. We hy- pothesize that a particular type of cooper- ative response, intensional summaries, are effective for when users are unfamiliar with the domain. We evaluate this hypothe- sis with two experiments with cruiser, a DS for in-car or mobile users to access restaurant information. First, we compare cruiser with a baseline system-initiative DS, and show that users prefer cruiser. Then, we experiment with four algorithms for constructing intensional summaries in cruiser, and show that two summary types are equal...