Open Dialogue Management for Relational Databases

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Abstract

We present open dialogue management and its application to relational databases. An open dialogue manager generates dialogue states, actions, and default strategies from the semantics of its application domain. We define three open dialogue management tasks. First, vocabulary selection finds the intelligible attributes in each database table. Second, focus discovery selects candidate dialogue foci, tables that have the most potential to address basic user goals. Third, a focus agent is instantiated for each dialogue focus with a default dialogue strategy governed by efficiency. We demonstrate the portability of open dialogue management on three very different databases. Evaluation of our system with simulated users shows that users with realistically limited domain knowledge have dialogues nearly as efficient as those of users with complete domain knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature, CLfL 2013 at the 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Subtitle of host publicationHuman Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT 2013
EditorsDavid Elson, Anna Kazantseva, Stan Szpakowicz
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages1082-1091
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781937284473
StatePublished - 2013
Event2nd Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature, CLfL 2013 at the 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT 2013 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2013 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature, CLfL 2013 at the 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT 2013

Conference

Conference2nd Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature, CLfL 2013 at the 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period6/14/13 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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