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Balancing Transactions in Practical Dialogues

  • Luis Albreto Pineda Cortés
  • Hayde Castellanos
  • Sergio Rafael Coria Olguin
  • Varinia Estrada
  • Fernanda López
  • Isabel López
  • Ivan Meza
  • Iván Moreno
  • Patricia Pérez
  • Carlos Rodríguez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3878)

Abstract

In this paper a theory of dialogue acts analysis in problem-solving tasks-oriented conversations is presented. The theory postulates that in practical dialogues every transaction has a component in the obligations and the common ground planes of expression, and contributions made by dialogue acts making a “charge” in the transaction should be “balanced” by contributions making the corresponding “credit”, and a complete transaction is balanced in both of these planes. In addition, transactions have a structure which constraints strongly the realization of dialogue acts. A dialogue act tagging methodology based on the theory is also presented. The theory and its related methodology have been applied to the analysis of a multimodal corpus in a design task, and the figures of the agreement reached in the preliminary experiments are presented.

Keywords

Common Ground Kappa Statistic Conversational Participant Multimodal Corpus Tional Linguistic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Albreto Pineda Cortés
    • 1
  • Hayde Castellanos
    • 1
  • Sergio Rafael Coria Olguin
    • 1
  • Varinia Estrada
    • 1
  • Fernanda López
    • 1
  • Isabel López
    • 1
  • Ivan Meza
    • 1
  • Iván Moreno
    • 1
  • Patricia Pérez
    • 1
  • Carlos Rodríguez
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas (IIMAS)Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

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