ISCA Archive ICSLP 1992
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1992

A "speech acts" approach to grounding in conversation

David R. Traum, James F. Allen

We propose that Grounding, the process of achieving mutual understanding between participants in a conversation, be analyzed in terms of the actions performed by the conversants which contribute to achieving this mutual understanding. We propose a set of Grounding Acts which facilitate this analysis. This paper describes Grounding Acts, and a "grammar" stipulating which series of performance of grounding acts result in grounded content.


doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1992-41

Cite as: Traum, D.R., Allen, J.F. (1992) A "speech acts" approach to grounding in conversation. Proc. 2nd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1992), 137-140, doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1992-41

@inproceedings{traum92_icslp,
  author={David R. Traum and James F. Allen},
  title={{A "speech acts" approach to grounding in conversation}},
  year=1992,
  booktitle={Proc. 2nd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1992)},
  pages={137--140},
  doi={10.21437/ICSLP.1992-41}
}