Knowledge-Guided Interpretation and Generation of Task-Oriented Dialogue

  • Alfredo Gabaldon
  • Pat Langley
  • Ben Meadows
  • Ted Selker
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In this paper, we present an architecture for task-oriented dialogue that integrates the processes of interpretation and generation. We analyze implemented systems based on this architecture—one for meeting support and another for assisting military medics—and discuss results obtained with the first. In closing, we review some related dialogue architectures and outline plans for future research.



This research was supported by Grant N00014-09-1-1029 from the Office of Naval Research and a gift from Ericsson. We thank Chitta Baral, Paul Bello, Will Bridewell, Herb Clark, Tolga Könik, Nimish Radia, David Stracuzzi, Chihiro Suga, and Richard Weyrauch for discussions that influenced the approach reported here.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfredo Gabaldon
    • 1
  • Pat Langley
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ben Meadows
    • 3
  • Ted Selker
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Silicon Valley CampusCarnegie Mellon UniversityMoffett FieldUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  4. 4.Visiting Associate Professor Aarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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