Paper: Exploring the Characteristics of Multi-party Dialogues

ACL ID P98-1095
Title Exploring the Characteristics of Multi-party Dialogues
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
  • Masato Ishizaki (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi Japan)
  • Tsuneaki Kato (NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Kyoto Japan)

This paper describes novel results on the char- acteristics of three-party dialogues by quantita- tively comparing them with those of two-party. In previous dialogue research, two-party dia- logues are mainly focussed because data col- lection of multi-party dialogues is difficult and there are very few theories handling them, al- though research on multi-party dialogues is ex- pected to be of much use in building computer supported collaborative work environments and computer assisted instruction systems. In this paper, firstly we describe our data collection method of multi-party dialogues using a meet- ing scheduling task, which enables us to com- pare three-party dialogues with those of two party. Then we quantitively compare these two kinds of dialogues such as the number of character...