Paper: The Effects Of Interaction On Spoken Discourse

ACL ID P89-1016
Title The Effects Of Interaction On Spoken Discourse
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1989

Near-term spoken language systems will likely be limited in their interactive capabilities. To design them, we shall need to model how the presence or absence of speaker interaction in- fluences spoken discourse patterns in different types of tasks. In this research, a comprehensive examination is provided of the discourse struc- ture and performance efficiency of both interac- tive and noninteractive spontaneous speech in a seriated assembly task. More specifically, tele- phone dialogues and audiotape monologues are compared, which represent opposites in terms of the opportunity for confirmation feedback and clarification subdialognes. Keyboard communi- cation patterns, upon which most natural lan- guage heuristics and algorithms have been based, also are contrasted with patterns observed...