6th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

Lisbon, Portugal
September 2-3, 2005

A Collaborative Problem-Solving Model of Dialogue

Nate Blaylock (1), James Allen (2)

(1) Department of Computational Linguistics, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
(2) Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester, NY, USA

We present a formal model of agent collaborative problem solving and use it to define a novel type of dialogue model. The model provides a rich structure for tracking dialogue state and supports a wide range of dialogue, including dialogue which contributes to interleaved planning and execution of domain goals.

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Bibliographic reference.  Blaylock, Nate / Allen, James (2005): "A collaborative problem-solving model of dialogue", In SIGdial6-2005, 200-211.