Natural Language Generation as Planning Under Uncertainty for Spoken Dialogue Systems

@inproceedings{Rieser2009NaturalLG,
  title={Natural Language Generation as Planning Under Uncertainty for Spoken Dialogue Systems},
  author={Verena Rieser and Oliver Lemon},
  booktitle={EACL},
  year={2009}
}
We present and evaluate a new model for Natural Language Generation (NLG) in Spoken Dialogue Systems, based on statistical planning, given noisy feedback from the current generation context (e.g. a user and a surface realiser). We study its use in a standard NLG problem: how to present information (in this case a set of search results) to users, given the complex tradeoffs between utterance length, amount of information conveyed, and cognitive load. We set these trade-offs by analysing existing… CONTINUE READING
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