Working Papers in Dialogue Modeling. Volume 2
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST
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The five technical working papers that compose this document which appears in two volumes were prepared as part of the Dialogue Modeling Project at ISI. Though diverse in scope, all are related to the problem of creating a valid process model of human communication in dialogue. In Volume 2 the first paper concerns study methodology. It raises some of the following issues how to choose between system-building and process-building, why studying cases is preferable to implementing general language-use functions as programs, how to control ad-hocness of results, why it is important to orient toward communication phenomena in contrast to form phenomena when studying natural language. The second is a design paper on the Match process of the Dialogue Model System, exploring methods for making it efficient and selective in its actions. The third concerns the structure of persuasion dialogues, in particular how justification of actions appears in argumentation.