4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
Philadelphia, PA, USA
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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