Exploring Mixed-Initiative Dialogue Using Computer Dialogue Simulation

  title={Exploring Mixed-Initiative Dialogue Using Computer Dialogue Simulation},
  author={Masato Ishizaki and Matthew W. Crocker and Chris Mellish},
  journal={User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction},
This paper experimentally shows that mixed-initiative dialogue is not always more efficient than non-mixed initiative dialogue in route finding tasks. Based on the dialogue model proposed in Conversation Analysis and Discourse Analysis a lá the Birmingham school and Whittaker and Stenton's definition of initiative, we implement dialogue systems and obtain experimental results by making the systems interact with each other. Across a variety of instantiations of the dialogue model, the results… CONTINUE READING
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