Quarteroni, Silvia and Riccardi, Giuseppe and Varges, Sebastian and Bisazza, Arianna (2008) An Open-Domain Dialog Act Taxonomy. UNSPECIFIED. (Submitted)
This document defines the taxonomy of dialog acts that are necessary to encode domain-independent dialog moves in the context of a task-oriented, open-domain dialog. Such taxonomy is formulated to satisfy two complementary requirements: on the one hand, domain independence, i.e. the power to cover all the range of possible interactions in any type of conversation (particularly conversation oriented to the performance of tasks). On the other hand, the ability to instantiate a concrete set of tasks as defined by a specific knowledge base (such as an ontology of domain concepts and actions) and within a particular language. For the modeling of dialog acts, inspiration is taken from several well-known dialog annotation schemes, such as DAMSL (Core & Allen, 1997), TRAINS (Traum, 1996) and VERBMOBIL (Alexandersson et al., 1997).
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