A model for incremental grounding in spoken dialogue systems

Thomas Visser, David Traum, David DeVault, Hendrikus J.A. op den Akker

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    We present a computational model of incremental grounding, including state updates and action selection. The model is inspired by corpus-based examples of overlapping utterances of several sorts, including backchannels and completions. The model has also been partially implemented within a virtual human system that includes incremental understanding, and can be used to track grounding and provide overlapping verbal and non-verbal behaviors from a listener, before a speaker has completed her utterance.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)61-73
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal on multimodal user interfaces
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2014
    EventJoint 2012 IVA Workshops - Santa Cruz, CA, USA
    Duration: 15 Sept 201215 Sept 2012


    • Spoken dialogue systems
    • grounding
    • IR-100743
    • incremental language processing
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • EWI-27078

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