Paper: An Alignment-Capable Microplanner for Natural Language Generation

ACL ID W09-0612
Title An Alignment-Capable Microplanner for Natural Language Generation
Venue European Workshop on Natural Language Generation
Session
Year 2009
Authors

Alignment of interlocutors is a well known psycholinguistic phenomenon of great rel- evance for dialogue systems in general and natural language generation in particular. In this paper, we present the alignment- capable microplanner SPUD prime. Us- ing a priming-based model of interactive alignment, it is flexible enough to model the alignment behaviour of human speak- ers to a high degree. This will allow for further investigation of which parameters are important to model alignment and how the human–computer interaction changes when the computer aligns to its users.