Towards understanding mixed-initiative in task-oriented dialogues

Fan Yang, Peter Heeman, Kristy Hollingshead

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Abstract

Mixed-initiative in dialogue does not mean that either speaker is free to take the lead in the conversation at any time. Rather, who can show initiative, and when, is restricted. In this paper, we define initiative and control as two levels of dialogue phenomena, and give further evidence for our theory of restricted initiative that control belongs to the initiator of a discourse segment. We show that the initiator and the non-initiator play different roles in terms of showing initiative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2004
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages217-220
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2004
Event8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2004 - Jeju, Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Oct 4 2004Oct 8 2004

Other

Other8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2004
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju, Jeju Island
Period10/4/0410/8/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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