Context restoration in multi-tasking dialogue

Fan Yang, Peter A. Heeman

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Abstract

In this paper we conduct an exploratory experiment on context restoration in multi-tasking dialogue and report our preliminary findings. We examine a corpus of human-human dialogues, in which pairs of conversants, using speech, work on an ongoing task while occasionally completing real-time tasks. We investigate whether the conversants, when returning to the ongoing task, make any effort to restore the context. First, we identify two types of actions, utterance restatement and information review, as possible restorations. Second, from a statistical analysis, we find that these actions are used more often when returning to the ongoing task, and hence seem to play a role in context restoration. Our findings will help to build a foundation for future speech interfaces that support multi-tasking dialogue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedingsc of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI'09
Pages373-377
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 2009
Event13th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI'09 - Sanibel Island, FL, United States
Duration: Feb 8 2009Feb 11 2009

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI

Other

Other13th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI'09
CountryUnited States
CitySanibel Island, FL
Period2/8/092/11/09

Keywords

  • Context restoration
  • Multi-tasking dialogue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Yang, F., & Heeman, P. A. (2009). Context restoration in multi-tasking dialogue. In Proceedingsc of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI'09 (pp. 373-377). (International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI). https://doi.org/10.1145/1502650.1502703