Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

An Event-Based Dialogue Model and its Implementation in MultiDial2

Olivier Grisvard, Bertrand Gaiffe

LORIA-INRIA Lorraine and LORIA-CNRS, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France

In this paper we present and justify the design and implementation choices we have made in order to build our dialogue system MultiDial2. We propose an event-based representation that enables us to structure the dialogue data upon several levels but within a single representation space. We show how this provides us with the necessary flexibility for a proper management of the dialogue. We describe the implementation of our model which uses the theory of Mental Representations, a formalism developed for referential resolution purposes.

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Bibliographic reference.  Grisvard, Olivier / Gaiffe, Bertrand (1999): "An event-based dialogue model and its implementation in multidial2", In EUROSPEECH'99, 1155-1158.