4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Units of Dialogue Management: An Example

Paul Heisterkamp (1) , Scott McGlashan (2)

(1) Daimler-Benz AG, Research and Technology, Ulm, Germany
(2) Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Kista, Sweden

This paper concerns dialogue management for spoken dialogue. We show why we do not use speech-act related units or intentions. We base our approach on belief states of the system. Layered units are used to construct a pragmatic interpretation of these states and to determine the dialogue continuation as a local optimisation over a set of dynamic dialogue goals. We point to systems that successfully employ this approach.

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Bibliographic reference.  , Paul Heisterkamp (1) / McGlashan, Scott (1996): "Units of dialogue management: an example", In ICSLP-1996, 200-203.