Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

What’s Next: A Case Study in the Multidimensionality of a Dialog System

Robert Belvin, Ron Burns, Cheryl Hein

HRL Laboratories, LLC, Malibu, CA, USA

In this paper we argue that conversational dialog systems must model a multidimensional space defined by syntactico-semantic, circumstantial, and interactional dimensions. We take as a testcase the interpretation of a very simple query type within a conversational navigation system that we have implemented. We outline the decision logic this system follows in interpreting next-turn and numbered turn queries, and discuss some of the interesting results that have come about from user testing of the prototype.


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Bibliographic reference.  Belvin, Robert / Burns, Ron / Hein, Cheryl (2000): "What²s next: a case study in the multidimensionality of a dialog system", In ICSLP-2000, vol.1, 504-507.