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Title:A computational theory of grounding in NL conversation
Speaker:Dr. David R. Traum
coming from:UMIACS, A. V. Williams Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 USA
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Event Type:DFKI-Kolloquium
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Level:AG Audience
Date, Time and Location
Date:Tuesday, 15 October 96
Duration:60 Minutes
The process of adding to the common ground between conversational
participants (called grounding) has previously been either
oversimplified or studied in an off-line manner. I will present a
computational theory, based on speech act theory, in which, for any
given state of the conversation, judgments can be made as to whether
material has been grounded or what further utterance types are needed
to ground the material. I relate this theory to the mental states of
participating agents, showing the motivations for performing
particular acts and what their effects will be. Also, I will show how
this theory has been used by the TRAINS-93 natural language
conversation system as part of the dialogue management strategy.
Name(s):Jan Alexandersson
Phone:+49 (681) 302 -5347
EMail:--email address not disclosed on the web
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