Denial of Expectation in Dialogue : Issues in Interpretation and Generation

  title={Denial of Expectation in Dialogue : Issues in Interpretation and Generation},
  author={Kavita E. Thomas and Colin Matheson},
Weaim to modelthesemanticsof “but” in dialogue,focusingon casesin which it signalsdenial of expectation(DofE) acrossspeakers. We presentan algorithm that predicts the defeatedexpectation from the perspecti ve of the hearerof the DofE, and we consider differencesbetweentask-orienteddialogue (TOD) and non-task-orienteddialogue(NTOD). We motivatethis work by showing how it updatesbeliefs in an InformationState(IS) modelof dialogueandcanbe usedto facilitatediscourseunderstandingand natural… CONTINUE READING

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