Avoiding and resolving initiative conflicts in dialogue

Fan Yang, Peter A. Heeman

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Abstract

In this paper, we report on an empirical study on initiative conflicts in human-human conversation. We examined these conflicts in two corpora of task-oriented dialogues. The results show that conversants try to avoid initiative conflicts, but when these conflicts occur, they are efficiently resolved by linguistic devices, such as volume.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages17-24
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventHuman Language Technologies 2007: The Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, NAACL HLT 2007 - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: Apr 22 2007Apr 27 2007

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OtherHuman Language Technologies 2007: The Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, NAACL HLT 2007
CountryUnited States
CityRochester, NY
Period4/22/074/27/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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    Yang, F., & Heeman, P. A. (2007). Avoiding and resolving initiative conflicts in dialogue. 17-24. Paper presented at Human Language Technologies 2007: The Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, NAACL HLT 2007, Rochester, NY, United States.