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The Semantics of Dialogue Acts

  title={The Semantics of Dialogue Acts},
  author={Harry Bunt},
  booktitle={International Conference on Computational Semantics},
  • H. Bunt
  • Published in
    International Conference on…
    12 January 2011
  • Philosophy
This paper presents an update semantic for dialogue acts, defined in terms of combinations of very simple 'elementary update functions'. This approach allows fine-grained distinctions to be made between related types of dialogue acts, and relations like entailment and exclusion between dialogue acts to be established. The approach is applied to dialogue act representations as defined in the Dialogue Act Markup Language (DiAML), part of the recently proposed ISO standard 24617-2 for dialogue act… 

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