User-Tailored Planning of Mixed Initiative Information-Seeking Dialogues

  title={User-Tailored Planning of Mixed Initiative Information-Seeking Dialogues},
  author={Adelheit Stein and Jon Atle Gulla and Ulrich Thiel},
  journal={User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction},
Intelligent dialogue systems usually concentrate on user support at the level of the domain of discourse, following a plan-based approach. Whereas this is appropriate for collaborative planning tasks, the situation in interactive information retrieval systems is quite different: there is no inherent plan-goal hierarchy, and users are known to often opportunistically change their goals and strategies during and through interaction. We need to allow for mixed-initiative retrieval dialogues, where… CONTINUE READING
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