Semantic specificity in spoken dialogue requests

Ben Hixon, Rebecca J. Passonneau, Susan L. Epstein

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Abstract

Ambiguous or open-ended requests to a dialoguesystem result in more complex dialogues.We present a semantic-specificity metricto gauge this complexity for dialogue systemsthat access a relational database. An experimentwhere a simulated user makes requeststo a dialogue system shows that semanticspecificity correlates with dialogue length.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGDIAL 2012 - 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, Proceedings of the Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages257-260
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781937284442
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, SIGDIAL 2012 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 5 2012Jul 6 2012

Publication series

NameSIGDIAL 2012 - 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, Proceedings of the Conference

Other

Other13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, SIGDIAL 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period7/5/127/6/12

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Gages
Specificity
Semantics
Dialogue Systems
Ambiguous
Relational Database
Correlate
Gauge
Dialogue

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Hixon, B., Passonneau, R. J., & Epstein, S. L. (2012). Semantic specificity in spoken dialogue requests. In SIGDIAL 2012 - 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, Proceedings of the Conference (pp. 257-260). (SIGDIAL 2012 - 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, Proceedings of the Conference). Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).
Hixon, Ben ; Passonneau, Rebecca J. ; Epstein, Susan L. / Semantic specificity in spoken dialogue requests. SIGDIAL 2012 - 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, Proceedings of the Conference. Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2012. pp. 257-260 (SIGDIAL 2012 - 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, Proceedings of the Conference).
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Hixon, B, Passonneau, RJ & Epstein, SL 2012, Semantic specificity in spoken dialogue requests. in SIGDIAL 2012 - 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, Proceedings of the Conference. SIGDIAL 2012 - 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, Proceedings of the Conference, Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), pp. 257-260, 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, SIGDIAL 2012, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 7/5/12.

Semantic specificity in spoken dialogue requests. / Hixon, Ben; Passonneau, Rebecca J.; Epstein, Susan L.

SIGDIAL 2012 - 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, Proceedings of the Conference. Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2012. p. 257-260 (SIGDIAL 2012 - 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, Proceedings of the Conference).

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Hixon B, Passonneau RJ, Epstein SL. Semantic specificity in spoken dialogue requests. In SIGDIAL 2012 - 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, Proceedings of the Conference. Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). 2012. p. 257-260. (SIGDIAL 2012 - 13th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, Proceedings of the Conference).