A single-port non-parametric model of turn-taking in multi-party conversation

@article{Laskowski2011ASN,
  title={A single-port non-parametric model of turn-taking in multi-party conversation},
  author={Kornel Laskowski and Jens Edlund and Mattias Heldner},
  journal={2011 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
  year={2011},
  pages={5600-5603}
}
The taking of turns to speak is an intrinsic property of conversation. It is expected that models of taking turns, providing a prior distribution over conversational form, can reduce the perplexity of what is attended to and processed by spoken dialogue systems. We propose a single-port model of multi-party turn-taking which allows conversants to behave independently but to condition their behavior on the past of the entire group. The model performs at least as well as an existing multi-port… CONTINUE READING
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