Paper: Discourse Processing Of Dialogues With Multiple Threads

ACL ID P95-1005
Title Discourse Processing Of Dialogues With Multiple Threads
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1995

In this paper we will present our ongoing work on a plan-based discourse processor developed in the context of the Enthusiast Spanish to English translation system as part of the JANUS multi-lingual speech-to- speech translation system. We will demon- strate that theories of discourse which pos- tulate a strict tree structure of discourse on either the intentional or attentional level are not totally adequate for handling spontaneous dialogues. We will present our extension to this approach along with its implementation in our plan-based dis- course processor. We will demonstrate that the implementation of our approach out- performs an implementation based on the strict tree structure approach.