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Participating in Explanatory Dialogues: Interpreting & Responding to Questions in Context

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While much has been written about the areas of text generation, text planning, discourse modeling, and user modeling, Johanna Moore's book is one of the first to tackle modeling the complex dynamics of explanatory dialogues. It describes an explanation-planning architecture that enables a computational system to participate in an interactive dialogue with its users, focusing on the knowledge structures that a system must build in order to elaborate or clarify prior utterances, or to answer follow-up questions in the context of an ongoing dialogue.

Moore develops a model of explanation generation and describes a fully implemented natural-language system that is embedded in an existing expert system and that includes a generation component. Her main thesis is that shallow approaches to explanation such as paraphrasing the expert system's line of reasoning or filling in an explanation "schema" are not adequate for supporting dialogue, and that a more flexible approach is needed, one that is adaptive to context, aware of what is being said, and of what has gone before in the user's dialogue with the expert system. She argues that the problem with prior approaches is that they do not provide a representation of the intended effects of the components of an explanation, nor how these intentions are related to one another or to the rhetorical structure of the text. She proposes a computational solution to the question of how explanations can be synthesized in such a way that a system can later reason about the explanations it has produced to affect its subsequent utterances.

ACL-MIT Series in Natural Language Processing

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Develops a model of explanation generation, describing a natural language system that includes a generation component, and emphasizing a flexible, adaptive approach to supporting dialogue. Discusses architectural support for explanation, representing explanation strategies, reacting to feedback from the user, direct manipulation interface, and execution monitoring. Appendices cover the interface to the Penman natural language generation system.
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Synopsis:

While much has been written about the areas of text generation, text planning, discourse modeling, and user modeling, Johanna Moore's book is one of the first to tackle modeling the complex dynamics of explanatory dialogues. It describes an explanation-planning architecture that enables a computational system to participate in an interactive dialogue with its users, focusing on the knowledge structures that a system must build in order to elaborate or clarify prior utterances, or to answer follow-up questions in the context of an ongoing dialogue.

Synopsis:

ACL-MIT Series in Natural Language Processing

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-347) and index.

About the Author

Johanna D. Moore is Director of the Human Communication Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262133012
Subtitle:
Interpreting and Responding to Questions in Context
Author:
Moore, Joanna D
Author:
Moore, Johanna D.
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Expert Systems
Subject:
Expert systems (computer science)
Subject:
Knowledge acquisition (expert systems)
Subject:
Dialogue
Subject:
Knowledge acquisition
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Copyright:
Series:
ACL-MIT Series in Natural Language Processing
Series Volume:
925-4
Publication Date:
19941104
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
55
Pages:
366
Dimensions:
9.35x7.30x1.05 in. 1.80 lbs.

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Computers and Internet » Artificial Intelligence » General
Computers and Internet » Artificial Intelligence » Natural Language

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"Synopsis" by , While much has been written about the areas of text generation, text planning, discourse modeling, and user modeling, Johanna Moore's book is one of the first to tackle modeling the complex dynamics of explanatory dialogues. It describes an explanation-planning architecture that enables a computational system to participate in an interactive dialogue with its users, focusing on the knowledge structures that a system must build in order to elaborate or clarify prior utterances, or to answer follow-up questions in the context of an ongoing dialogue.
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