Accession Number:

ADA504188

Title:

Coherence of Off-Topic Responses for a Virtual Character

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY CA INST FOR CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

Report Date:

2008-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

We demonstrate three classes of off-topic responses which allow a virtual question-answering character to handle cases where it does not understand the users input ask for clarification, indicate misunderstanding, and move on with the conversation. While falling short of full dialogue management, a combination of such responses together with prompts to change the topic can improve overall dialogue coherence.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE