If user interfaces are to reap the benefits of natural language interaction, they must be endowed with the properties that make human natural language interaction so effective. Human-human explanation is an inherently incremental and interactive process. New information must be highlighted and related to what has already been presented. In this paper, we describe the explanation component of a medical information-giving system. We describe the architectural features that enable this component to generate subsequent explanations that take into account the context created by its prior utterances.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces|
|Place of Publication||New York, NY, USA|
|Number of pages||8|
|ISBN (Print)||0-89791-556-9, 0-89791-557-7|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1993|
- dialogue management, explanation, natural language processing, tutoring systems