Some Ideas for the Automatic aquisition of Dialogue Structure

Jan Alexandersson

In: Anton Nijholt, Harry Bunt, Susann LuperFoy, Gert Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Jan Schaake (editor). 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.

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz