A Computational Architecture for Conversation

@inproceedings{Horvitz1999ACA,
  title={A Computational Architecture for Conversation},
  author={Eric Horvitz and Tim Paek},
  year={1999}
}
We describe representation, inference strategies, and control procedures employed in an automated conversation system named the Bayesian Receptionist. The prototype is focused on the domain of dialog about goals typically handled by receptionists at the front desks of buildings on the Microsoft corporate campus. The system employs a set of Bayesian user models to interpret the goals of speakers given evidence gleaned from a natural language parse of their utterances. Beyond linguistic features… CONTINUE READING
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