Dialogue as Inter-action

Gemma Bel-Enguix, M. Dolores Jiménez-López

Abstract

In this paper we introduce a formal model of dialogue based on grammar systems theory: Conversational Grammar Systems (CGS). The model takes into account ideas from the study of human-human dialogue in order to define a flexible mechanism for coherent dialogues that may help in the design of effective and user-friendly computer dialogue systems. The main feature of the model is to present an action view of dialogue. CGS model dialogue as an inteaction, this is a sequence of acts performed by two or more agents in a common environment. We claim that CGS are able to model dialogue with a high degree of flexibility, what means that they are able to accept new concepts and modify rules, protocols and settings during the computation.

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Bel-Enguix G. and Dolores Jiménez-López M. (2007). Dialogue as Inter-action . In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2007) ISBN 978-972-8865-97-9, pages 181-190. DOI: 10.5220/0002418001810190


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@conference{nlpcs07,
author={Gemma Bel-Enguix and M. Dolores Jiménez-López},
title={Dialogue as Inter-action},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2007)},
year={2007},
pages={181-190},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002418001810190},
isbn={978-972-8865-97-9},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2007)
TI - Dialogue as Inter-action
SN - 978-972-8865-97-9
AU - Bel-Enguix G.
AU - Dolores Jiménez-López M.
PY - 2007
SP - 181
EP - 190
DO - 10.5220/0002418001810190