September 22-25, 1997
This paper reports experimental results comparing a mixed-initiative to a system-initiative dialog strategy in the context of a personal voice email agent. To independently test the effects of dialog strategy and user expertise, users interact with either the system-initiative or the mixed-initiative agent to perform three successive tasks which are identical for both agents. We report performance comparisons across agent strategies as well as over tasks. This evaluation utilizes and tests the PARADISE evaluation framework, and discusses the performance function derivable from the experimental data.
Bibliographic reference. Walker, Marilyn / Hindle, Donald / Fromer, Jeanne / Fabbrizio, Giuseppe Di / Mestel, Craig (1997): "Evaluating competing agent strategies for a voice email agent", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 2219-2222.