Predicting success in dialogue

David Reitter, Johanna D. Moore

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Abstract

Task-solving in dialogue depends on the linguistic alignment of the interlocutors, which Pickering & Garrod (2004) have suggested to be based on mechanistic repetition effects. In this paper, we seek confirmation of this hypothesis by looking at repetition in corpora, and whether repetition is correlated with task success. We show that the relevant repetition tendency is based on slow adaptation rather than short-term priming and demonstrate that lexical and syntactic repetition is a reliable predictor of task success given the first five minutes of a task-oriented dialogue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACL 2007 - Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Pages808-815
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2007 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Jun 23 2007Jun 30 2007

Publication series

NameACL 2007 - Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

Other

Other45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2007
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period6/23/076/30/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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    Reitter, D., & Moore, J. D. (2007). Predicting success in dialogue. In ACL 2007 - Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (pp. 808-815). (ACL 2007 - Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics).