Presentation 1996/3/21
Analysis of Utterance Exchange in Discourse
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Abstract(in English) The conventional turn-taking model is shown to be inadequate as a satisfactory account of utterance exchange in naturally occurring dialogue containing interjectory utterances. As an alternative to this model, a model of utterance exchange based on the concept of control is introduced. Coordination in dialogue is stratified so that utterances that make substantial contribution to intention and meaning of dialogue can be differentiated from those that are employed mainly for formal mechanics of dialogue coordination. A speech act is reinterpreted as comprising two components: domain description and act description. The transfer of control in dialogue is defined in terms of saturation of an atomic speech act. An example is given to show that this model clarifies the characteristics of utterance exchange.
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Keyword(in English) Dialogue understanding / turn-taking / discourse structure / interjectory responses / speech act / coordination
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Conference Date 1996/3/21(1days)
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Title (in English) Analysis of Utterance Exchange in Discourse
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Keyword(1) Dialogue understanding
Keyword(2) turn-taking
Keyword(3) discourse structure
Keyword(4) interjectory responses
Keyword(5) speech act
Keyword(6) coordination
1st Author's Name Masahito KAWAMORI
1st Author's Affiliation NTT Basic Research Laboratories()
2nd Author's Name Akira SHIMAZU
2nd Author's Affiliation NTT Basic Research Laboratories
Date 1996/3/21
Paper # NLC95-73
Volume (vol) vol.95
Number (no) 600
Page pp.pp.-
#Pages 8
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