On topic identification and dialogue move recognition

  title={On topic identification and dialogue move recognition},
  author={Philip N. Garner},
  journal={Computer Speech & Language},
Dialogue move recognition is cited as being representative of a class of problem which may be of concern in data driven natural language processing. The dialogue move recognition problem is formulated as a keyword-based topic identification problem, and is shown to be sensitive to the issue of unknown vocabulary. A model based on the multiple Poisson distribution is shown to alleviate the unknown vocabulary issue, subject to the assumption that the occurrence of keywords represents a small… CONTINUE READING


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