An Analysis of Mixed Initiative and Collaboration in Information-Seeking Dialogues

  title={An Analysis of Mixed Initiative and Collaboration in Information-Seeking Dialogues},
  author={Svitlana Vakulenko and E. Kanoulas and M. de Rijke},
  journal={Proceedings of the 43rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval},
The ability to engage in mixed-initiative interaction is one of the core requirements for a conversational search system. How to achieve this is poorly understood. We propose a set of unsupervised metrics, termed ConversationShape, that highlights the role each of the conversation participants plays by comparing the distribution of vocabulary and utterance types. Using ConversationShape as a lens, we take a closer look at several conversational search datasets and compare them with other… 

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