Topics in SCHISMA dialogues

Joris Hulstijn, René Steetskamp, Hugo ter Doest, Stan van de Burgt, Anton Nijholt

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    An important part of dialogue management in a dialogue system is topic management. The system has to keep track of topic aspects (current topic, context, obligations, ...) in order to be able to resolve ambiguities and to respond in a cooperative and sensible way. In the Schisma project, we are developing a system that takes part in a conversation about theatre performances and which is able to make reservations for these performances. In this paper we discuss several techniques for topic management that we developed and tested .
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDialogue management in natural language systems
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the eleventh Twente Workshop on Language Technology, 19-21 June 1996, Enschede
    EditorsSusann LuperFoy, Anton Nijholt, Gert Veldhuijzen van Zanten
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherUniversity of Twente
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 1996
    EventTwente Workshop on Language Technology, TWLT 11 - Enschede, the Netherlands
    Duration: 19 Jun 199621 Jun 1996

    Publication series

    NameCTIT workshop proceedings series
    PublisherCentre of Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
    ISSN (Print)1574-0846
    NameTwente Workshop on Language
    PublisherUniversity of Twente
    ISSN (Print)0929-0672


    WorkshopTwente Workshop on Language Technology, TWLT 11
    OtherJune 19-21, 1996




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