Paper: A Flexible Approach To Cooperative Response Generation In Information-Seeking Dialogues

ACL ID P93-1037
Title A Flexible Approach To Cooperative Response Generation In Information-Seeking Dialogues
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1993
Authors

This paper presents a cooperative consultation system on a restricted domain. The system builds hypotheses on the user's plan and avoids misunderstandings (with consequent repair dialogues) through clarification dialogues in case of ambiguity. The role played by constraints in the generation of the answer is charac- terized in order to limit the cases of ambiguities re- quiring a clarification dialogue. The answers of the system are generated at different levels of detail, ac- cording to the user's competence in the domain.