Human dialogue modelling using annotated corpora
Yorick Wilks, Nick Webb, Andrea Setzer, Mark Hepple, Roberta Catizone
NLP group, University of Sheffield, UK.
We describe two major dialogue system segments: first we describe a Dialogue Manager which uses a representation of stereotypical dialogue patterns that we call Dialogue Action Frames and which, we believe, generate strong and novel constraints on later access to incomplete dialogue topics. Secondly, an analysis module that learns to assign dialogue acts from corpora, but on the basis of limited quantities of data, and up to what seems to be some kind of limit on this task, a fact we also discuss.
dialogue processing, n-gram modelling, dialogue acts