Paper: Modeling Negotiation Subdialogues

ACL ID P92-1025
Title Modeling Negotiation Subdialogues
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992

This paper presents a plan-based model that han- dles negotiation subdialogues by inferring both the communicative actions that people pursue when speaking and the beliefs underlying these actions. We contend that recognizing the complex dis- course actions pursued in negotiation subdialogues (e.g. , expressing doubt) requires both a multi- strength belief model and a process model that combines different knowledge sources in a unified framework. We show how our model identifies the structure of negotiation subdialogues, including recognizing expressions of doubt, implicit accep- tance of communicated propositions, and negotia- tion subdialogues embedded within other negotia- tion subdialogues.