Machine Conversations / Edition 1

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Machine Conversations is a collection of some of the best research available in the practical arts of machine conversation. The book describes various attempts to create practical and flexible machine conversation - ways of talking to computers in an unrestricted version of English or some other language. While this book employs and advances the theory of dialogue and its linguistic underpinnings, the emphasis is on practice, both in university research laboratories and in company research and development.. "Machine Conversations is a reference for researchers interested in computational linguistics, cognitive science, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, human computer interfaces and machine learning.
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Would they have anything to talk about, seems like the first question to ask and answer. But scientists will be scientists, and here report the latest technical achievements in communicating with machines in a natural human language. They discuss such aspects as human-computer conversation in a cognitive therapy program, the SpeakEasy dialogue controller, deception and suspicion in medical interactions, architectural considerations, a synthetic evaluation of dialogue systems, turn taking versus discourse structure, situated communication with robots, designing for naturalness, and the BABY project. There is no subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Dialogue Programs I have Known and Loved Over 33 Years 1
2 Comments on Human-Computer Conversation 5
3 Human-Computer Conversation in A Cognitive Therapy Program 9
4 Architectural Considerations for Conversational Systems 21
5 Conversational Multimedia Interaction 35
6 The SpeakEasy Dialogue Controller 47
7 Choosing a Response Using Problem Solving Plans and Rhetorical Relations 57
8 Deception and Suspicion in Medical Interactions 77
9 Parsing Utterances Including Self-Repairs 99
10 A Synthetic Evaluation of Dialogue Systems 113
11 Designing for Naturalness in Automated Dialogues 127
12 Turn Taking versus Discourse Structure 143
13 The BABY Project 155
14 A Responsive Dialog System 169
15 Situated Communication with Robots 175
16 LEAP: Language Enabled Applications 187
17 CONVERSE: a Conversational Companion 205
Index 217
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