Toward spoken dialogue as mutual agreement

Susan L. Epstein, Joshua Gordon, Rebecca Passonneau, Tiziana Ligorio

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This paper re-envisions human-machine dialogue as a set of mutual agreements between a person and a computer. The intention is to provide the person with a habitable experience that accomplishes her goals, and to provide the computer with sufficient flexibility and intuition to support them. The application domain is particularly challenging: for its vocabulary size, for the number and variety of its speakers, and for the complexity and number of the possible instantiations of the objects under discussion. The brittle performance of a traditional spoken dialogue system in such a domain motivates the design of a new, more robust social system, one where dialogue is necessarily represented on a variety of different levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMetacognition for Robust Social Systems - Papers from the 2010 AAAI Workshop, Technical Report
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 AAAI Workshop - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Jul 11 2010Jul 11 2010

Publication series

NameAAAI Workshop - Technical Report


Other2010 AAAI Workshop
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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