Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
(EUROSPEECH'99)

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Improving Discourse Management in TRIPS-98

Donna K. Byron

University of Rochester, Department of Computer Science, Rochester, NY, USA

The discourse manager is the component of the TRIPS-98 system that maintains a list of candidate antecedents to be used for re-solving anaphoric referring expressions. The model currently implemented in the system is a monologue-based model of context that has a variety of limitations. This paper discusses changes to the underlying model to make it handle a much broader range of referring expressions. Some of these changes have already been implemented in the system and some are the subject of a long-term project.


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Bibliographic reference.  Byron, Donna K. (1999): "Improving discourse management in TRIPS-98", In EUROSPEECH'99, 1379-1382.