Paper: Incremental Semantic Construction in a Dialogue System

ACL ID W11-0144
Title Incremental Semantic Construction in a Dialogue System
Venue IWCS
Session Main Conference
Year 2011
Authors

This paper describes recent work on the DynDial project∗ towards incremental semantic inter- pretation in dialogue. We outline our domain-general grammar-based approach, using a variant of Dynamic Syntax integrated with Type Theory with Records and a Davidsonian event-based seman- tics. We describe a Java-based implementation of the parser, used within the Jindigo framework to produce an incremental dialogue system capable of handling inherently incremental phenomena such as split utterances, adjuncts, and mid-sentence clarification requests or backchannels.