Utterance units and grounding in spoken dialogue

David R. Traum, Peter A. Heeman

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Abstract

Defining an utterance unit in spoken dialogue has remained a difficult issue. To shed light on this question, we consider grounding behavior in dialogue, and examine co-occurrences between turn-initial grounding acts and utterance unit signals that have been proposed in the literal, namely prosodic boundary tones and pauses. Preliminary results indicate high correlation between grounding and boundary tones, with a secondary correlation for longer pauses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1884-1887
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP. Part 1 (of 4) - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: Oct 3 1996Oct 6 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP. Part 1 (of 4)
CityPhiladelphia, PA, USA
Period10/3/9610/6/96

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  • Computer Science(all)

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    Traum, D. R., & Heeman, P. A. (1996). Utterance units and grounding in spoken dialogue. 1884-1887. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP. Part 1 (of 4), Philadelphia, PA, USA, .