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Title Constructive Interaction for Talking about Interesting Topics
Authors Kristiina Jokinen and Graham Wilcock
Abstract The paper discusses mechanisms for topic management in conversations, concentrating on interactions where the interlocutors react to each other's presentation of new information and construct a shared context in which to exchange information about interesting topics. This is illustrated with a robot simulator that can talk about unrestricted (open-domain) topics that the human interlocutor shows interest in. Wikipedia is used as the source of information from which the robotic agent draws its world knowledge.
Topics Dialogue, Question Answering, Tools, systems, applications
Full paper Constructive Interaction for Talking about Interesting Topics
Bibtex @InProceedings{JOKINEN12.151,
  author = {Kristiina Jokinen and Graham Wilcock},
  title = {Constructive Interaction for Talking about Interesting Topics},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)},
  year = {2012},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-25},
  address = {Istanbul, Turkey},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Mehmet Uğur Doğan and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-7-7},
  language = {english}
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