Extracting and Modelling Preferences from Dialogue

Nicholas Asher, Elise Bonzon, Alex Lascarides

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Abstract / Description of output

Dialogue moves influence and are influenced by the agents’ preferences. We propose a method for modelling this interaction. We motivate and describe a recursive method for calculating the preferences that are expressed, sometimes indirectly, through the speech acts performed. These yield partial CP-nets, which provide a compact and efficient method for computing how preferences influence each other. Our study of 100 dialogues in the Verbmobil corpus can be seen as a partial vindication of using CP-nets to represent preferences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Intelligence for Knowledge-Based Systems Design
Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty, IPMU 2010, Dortmund, Germany, June 28 - July 2, 2010. Proceedings
EditorsEyke Hüllermeier, Rudolf Kruse, Frank Hoffmann
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-14049-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-14048-8
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


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