Utterance Units in Spoken Dialogue

@inproceedings{Traum1996UtteranceUI,
  title={Utterance Units in Spoken Dialogue},
  author={David R. Traum and Peter A. Heeman},
  booktitle={ECAI Workshop on Dialogue Processing in Spoken Language Systems},
  year={1996}
}
In order to make spoken dialogue systems more sophisticated, designers need to better understand the conventions that people use in structuring their speechand in interacting with their fellow conversants. In particular, it is crucial to discriminate the basic building blocks of dialogue and how they affect the way people process language. Many researchers have proposed the utterance unit as the primary object of study, but defining exactly what this is has remained a difficult issue. To shed… CONTINUE READING
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