Paper: Matchmaking: Dialogue Modelling And Speech Generation Meet

ACL ID W96-0418
Title Matchmaking: Dialogue Modelling And Speech Generation Meet
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

This article is concerned with determining the constraints on the selection of appropriate intonation in speech generation in human- machine information seeking dialogues. The two pillars of our system--a state-of-the- art computational dialogue model and a state-of-the-art NL generator--are presented. Based on this, we determine the kinds of linguistic and pragmatic knowledge needed to sufficiently constrain choice in the intona- tional resources of the system. We take into consideration factors such as dialogue history, speaker's attitudes, heater's expectations, and semantic speech functions.