Towards a Principled Representation of Discourse Plans

R. Michael Young, Johanna D. Moore, Martha E. Pollack

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Abstract / Description of output

We argue that discourse plans must capture the intended causal and decompositional relations between communicative actions. We present a planning algorithm, DPOCL, that builds plan structures that properly capture these relations, and show how these structures are used to solve the problems that plagued previous discourse planners, and allow a system to participate effectively and flexibly in an ongoing dialogue.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Atlanta, Ga, August,
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1994

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • cmp-lg
  • cs.CL


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