Paper: DISCUSS: A dialogue move taxonomy layered over semantic representations

ACL ID W11-0133
Title DISCUSS: A dialogue move taxonomy layered over semantic representations
Venue IWCS
Session Main Conference
Year 2011
Authors

In this paper we describe DISCUSS, a dialogue move taxonomy layered over semantic represen- tations. We designed this scheme to enable development of computational models of tutorial dia- logues and to provide an intermediate representation suitable for question and tutorial act generation. Assuch, DISCUSScapturessemanticandpragmaticelementsacrossfourdimensions: DialogueAct, Rhetorical Form, Predicate Type, Semantic Roles. Together these dimensions provide a summary of an utterance’s propositional content and how it may change the underlying information state of the conversation. This taxonomy builds on previous work in both general dialogue act taxonomies as well as work in tutorial act and tutorial question categorization. The types and values found within our taxonomy are based on pre...