Pragmatic interpretation and dialogue management in spoken-language systems

  title={Pragmatic interpretation and dialogue management in spoken-language systems},
  author={Gert Veldhuijzen van Zanten},
  journal={IPO Annual Progress Report},
This paper describes the design of pragmatic-interpretation and dialogue-management modules in an automatic enquiry system that can be consulted through spoken natural language over the telephone. The system is designed around a central multi-level data structure representing the discourse that has unfolded during the dialogue. At the highest level of this discourse representation the information exchange is represented as a series of information-state changes or updates. Several conditions in… 

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    Proceedings 1998 IEEE 4th Workshop Interactive Voice Technology for Telecommunications Applications. IVTTA '98 (Cat. No.98TH8376)
  • 1998
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