Second International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'92)
Banff, Alberta, Canada
We propose that Grounding, the process of achieving mutual understanding between participants in a conversation, be analyzed in terms of the actions performed by the conversants which contribute to achieving this mutual understanding. We propose a set of Grounding Acts which facilitate this analysis. This paper describes Grounding Acts, and a "grammar" stipulating which series of performance of grounding acts result in grounded content.
Bibliographic reference. Traum, David R. / Allen, James F. (1992): "A "speech acts" approach to grounding in conversation", In ICSLP-1992, 137-140.