Generating Tailored, Comparative Descriptions in Spoken Dialogue

Johanna Moore, Mary Ellen Foster, Oliver Lemon, Michael White

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Abstract

We describe an approach to presenting information in spoken dialogues that for the first time brings together multi-attribute decision models, strategic content planning, state-of-the-art dialogue management, and realization which incorporates prosodic features. The system selects the most important subset of available options to mention and the attributes that are most relevant to choosing between them, based on the user model. It also determines how to organize and express descriptions of selected options and attributes, including determination of information structure and rhetorical structure at the level of content planning, resulting in descriptions which, we hypothesize, are both memorable and easy for users to understand.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Seventeenth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference
PublisherAAAI Press
Pages917-922
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1-57735-201-7
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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