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Some Ideas for the Automatic aquisition of Dialogue Structure

Jan Alexandersson
In: Anton Nijholt; Harry Bunt; Susann LuperFoy; Gert Veldhuijzen van Zanten; Jan Schaake (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the Eleventh Twente Workshop on Language Technology. Twente Workshop on Language Technology (TWLT-1996), Dialogue Management in Natural Language Systems, June 19-21, Twente, Netherlands, 1996.


We are reporting on some initial results on the automatic acquisition of plan operators for a plan recognizer. The operators are derived from the VERBMOBIL corpus of negotiation dialogues hand-annotated with dialogue acts. The corpus is pre-classified and a set of plan operators is derived for every class. The plan operators are then tested on a set of unseen data. We also show some initial results.