Paper: The Representation Of Multimodal User Interface Dialogues Using Discourse Pegs

ACL ID P92-1004
Title The Representation Of Multimodal User Interface Dialogues Using Discourse Pegs
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors
  • Susann LuperFoy (The MITRE Corporation, McLean VA; ATR Interpreting Telephony Research Laboratories, Osaka Japan)

The three-tiered discourse representation defined in (Luperfoy, 1991) is applied to multimodal human- computer interface (HCI) dialogues. In the applied system the three tiers are (1) a linguistic analysis (morphological, syntactic, sentential semantic) of input and output communicative events including keyboard-entered command language atoms, NL strings, mouse clicks, output text strings, and output graphical events; (2) a discourse model representation containing one discourse object, called a peg, for each construct (each guise of an individual) under discussion; and (3) the knowledge base (KB) representation of the computer agent's 'belief' system which is used to support its interpretation procedures. I present evidence to justify the added complexity of this three-tiered system over ...