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Machine Conversations : The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science - Yorick Wilks

Machine Conversations

The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science

By: Yorick Wilks (Editor)

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Published: 31st July 1999
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Machine Conversationsis 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. Since the focus is on the task and on the performance, this book provides some of the first-rate work taking place in industry, quite apart from the academic tradition. It also reveals striking and relevant facts about the tone of machine conversations and closely evaluates what users require.
Machine Conversations is an excellent reference for researchers interested in computational linguistics, cognitive science, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, human computer interfaces and machine learning.

Preface
Dialogue Programs I have Known and Loved Over 33 Years
Comments on Human-Computer Conversation
Human-Computer Conversation in A Cognitive Therapy Program
Architectural Considerations for Conversational Systems
Conversational Multimedia Interaction
The Speak Easy Dialogue Controller
Choosing a Response Using Problem Solving Plans and Rhetorical Relations
Deception and Suspicion in Medical Interactions
Parsing Utterances Including Self-Repairs
A Synthetic Evaluation of Dialogue Systems
Designing for Naturalness in Automated Dialogues
Turn Taking versus Discourse Structure
The BABY Project
A Responsive Dialog System
Situated Communication with Robots
LEAP: Language Enabled Applications
Converse: a Conversational Companion
Index
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ISBN: 9780792385448
ISBN-10: 0792385446
Series: The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 31st July 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.12