RST (Rhetorical Structure Theory) & Dialog Systems


Rhetorical Structure Theory

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Discourse relation

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Rhetorical Structure Tree


Towards personality-based user adaptation: psychologically informed stylistic language generation F Mairesse, MA Walker – User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, 2010 – dl.acm.org … 82. Mairesse, F.: Learning to Adapt in Dialogue Systems: Data-driven Models for Personality Recognition and Generation. PhD thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield (2008). … 87. Mann, WC, Thompson, SA: Rhetorical structure theory. … Cited by 34 Related articles All 17 versions

Specification and evaluation of a spanish conversational system using dialogue models IV Meza, L Salinas, E Venegas, H Castellanos… – Advances in Artificial …, 2010 – Springer … H., Meza, I., Aguilar, W., Pineda, LA: Integrating Pointing Gestures into a Spanish-spoken Dialog System for Conversational … of the DARPA Broadcast News Transcription and Understanding Workshop (1999) 6. Mann, WC, Thompson, S.: Rhetorical structure theory: Towards a … Cited by 12 Related articles All 6 versions

Rhetorical structure for natural language generation in dialogue A Isard, C Matheson – Proceedings of SemDial, 2012 – homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk … Strategies in a Cooperative Human-Robot Dialogue System. In Proceedings of the Twenty-first International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-09), Pasadena, California, July. William C. Mann and Sandra A. Thompson. 1988. Rhetorical Structure Theory: Toward a … Cited by 4 Related articles All 2 versions

Affect listeners: Acquisition of affective states by means of conversational systems M Skowron – Development of Multimodal Interfaces: Active Listening …, 2010 – Springer … As presented above, the tasks of Affect Listener systems differ from tasks of domain specific dialog systems (eg, ticket reservation, guidance systems). … Mann, W., Thompson, S.: Rhetorical structure theory: Rhetorical structure theory: Toward a functional theory of text organization … Cited by 18 Related articles All 12 versions

Dialogue model specification and interpretation for intelligent multimodal HCI LA Pineda, IV Meza, L Salinas – Advances in Artificial Intelligence– …, 2010 – Springer … Vision 60(2), 91–110 (2004) (1989) 7. Mann, WC, Thompson, S.: Rhetorical Structure Theory: Towards a functional theory of text organization. Text 8(3), 243–281 (1988) 8. Meza, I., Pérez-Pavón, P., Salinas, L., Avilés, H., Pineda, LA: A Multimodal Dialogue System for Playing … Cited by 12 Related articles All 6 versions

Building a discourse-annotated Dutch text corpus N Van Der Vliet, I Berzlánovich, G Bouma… – Bochumer …, 2011 – linguistics.rub.de … William C. Mann and Sandra A. Thompson. Rhetorical structure theory: Toward a functional theory of text organization. … In Proceedings of the 2nd IJCAI Workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning in Practical Dialogue Systems, pages 45–50, 2001. Michael O’Donnell. … Cited by 18 Related articles All 12 versions

A multimodal dialogue system for playing the game guess the card I Meza, E Pérez, L Salinas, H Avilés… – … del Lenguaje Natural, 2010 – journal.sepln.org … the last ten years we have been deve- loping a technological infrastructure for the construction of spoken dialogue systems in Spanish … Rhetorical Structures (MRS); these are lists of basic rhetorical acts, defined along the lines of the Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) (Mann y … Cited by 6 Related articles All 6 versions

Two people walk into a bar: Dynamic multi-party social interaction with a robot agent ME Foster, A Gaschler, M Giuliani, A Isard… – Proceedings of the 14th …, 2012 – dl.acm.org … out by the robot talking head and arms, such as the one in Figure 6. This example would cause the robot to smile while handing a juice to the customer and saying “here is your drink.” The verbal output is specified in a format [17] based on Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) [21 … Cited by 33 Related articles All 6 versions

Towards a plan-based synthesis of illustrated documents E André, T Rist – 2011 – scidok.sulb.uni-saarland.de … [Mann&Thompson 87] WC Mann and SA Thompson. Rhetorical Structure Theory: Description and Construction of Text Structures. … In: A. Kobsa and W. Wahlster (Hrsg.), User Models in Dialog Systems, Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 1989. [McKeown 85] KR McKeown. … Cited by 33 Related articles All 4 versions

Automatic committed belief tagging V Prabhakaran, O Rambow, M Diab – Proceedings of the 23rd …, 2010 – dl.acm.org … A dialog act repre- sents the communicative intention of the speaker, and its recognition is crucial for the building of dialog systems. … 1987. Rhetorical Structure Theory: A theory of text orga- nization. Technical Report ISI/RS-87-190, ISI. McArthur, Gregory L. 1988. … Cited by 18 Related articles All 10 versions

Dium–an incremental dialogue manager that can produce self-corrections O Buß, D Schlangen – Proceedings of SemDial 2011 (Los …, 2011 – pub.uni-bielefeld.de … 2010. Collaborating on Utterances with a Spoken Dialogue System Using an ISU-based Approach to Incremen- tal Dialogue Management. In Proceedings of SigDial 2010, Tokyo, Japan. … 1987. Rhetorical structure theory: A theory of text organi- zation. … Cited by 12 Related articles All 5 versions

Commitments to preferences in dialogue A Cadilhac, N Asher, F Benamara… – Proceedings of the …, 2011 – dl.acm.org … Existing implemented dialogue systems likewise typically represent goals as simple combinations of values on certain information ‘slots’ (eg, He and Young (2005), Lemon and Pietquin (2007)); thus (1) yields a conjunction of preferences, to go to the mall and to eat something. … Cited by 12 Related articles All 17 versions

Discourse structure differences in lay and professional health communication JA Abrahamson, VL Rubin – Journal of Documentation, 2012 – emeraldinsight.com … The authors depart from previous LIS health information behaviour research by utilizing a computational linguistics?based theoretical framework of rhetorical structure theory, which enables research at the pragmatics level of linguistics in terms of the goals and effects of human … Cited by 6 Related articles All 5 versions

What’s next? Target concept identification and sequencing L Becker, RD Nielsen, I Okoye, T Sumner… – … of QG2010: The Third …, 2010 – oro.open.ac.uk … Most QG applications can be conceived of as dialogue systems, where the question generated will depend not only on the text or … concepts given a predefined list of relationships such as those defined by the Penn Discourse Treebank [11] or Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST)[8 … Cited by 5 Related articles All 10 versions

Social state recognition and knowledge-level planning for human-robot interaction in a bartender domain RPA Petrick, ME Foster, A Isard – … of the AAAI 2012 Workshop on …, 2012 – researchgate.net … using a gen- eral purpose planning system, rather than separating task and dialogue acts as is common in many dialogue systems. … The language output in the XML de- scription is specified in terms of communicative acts based on Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) (Mann and … Cited by 7 Related articles All 5 versions

Contextual semantic processing for a spanish dialogue system using markov logic A Fabian, M Hernandez, L Pineda, I Meza – Advances in Artificial …, 2011 – Springer … Machine Learning 62, 107– 136 (2006) 3. Mann, WC, Thompson, S.: Rhetorical structure theory: Towards a functional theory of text … for Computational Linguistics (1996) 5. Meza, I., Lemmon, O.: Using dialogue context to improve parsing performance in dialogue systems. … Cited by 2 Related articles All 5 versions

Semi-automatically generated high-level fusion for multimodal user interfaces D Ertl, S Kavaldjian, H Kaindl… – System Sciences (HICSS), …, 2010 – ieeexplore.ieee.org … information that will be uttered. We use different natural language theories — speech act the- ory [17], conversation analysis [11] and rhetorical structure theory [12] — to provide the necessary modeling means. Let us explain our … Cited by 7 Related articles All 5 versions

Arguing from a Point of View. A Wyner, J Schneider – AT, 2012 – wyner.info … Journal of Applied Logic 6(3) (2008) 361–379 7. Black, E., Hunter, A.: Using enthymemes in an inquiry dialogue system. … (2012) To appear. 18. Mann, WC, Thompson, SA: Rhetorical structure theory: Toward a functional theory of text organization. … Cited by 6 Related articles All 4 versions

Semi-automatically configured fission for multimodal user interfaces D Ertl, J Falb, H Kaindl – Advances in Computer-Human …, 2010 – ieeexplore.ieee.org … Wahlster describes in [15] a mixed-initiative dialogue system with GUI, speech, and animated output gestures of a software avatar. … We make use of different natural language theories — speech act theory [12], conversation analysis [7] and rhetorical structure theory [8] — to … Cited by 4 Related articles All 4 versions

A knowledge-based method for generating summaries of spatial movement in geographic areas M Molina, A Stent – International Journal on Artificial Intelligence …, 2010 – World Scientific Page 1. DOI: 10.1142/S021821301000025X July 5, 2010 12:27 WSPC-IJAIT S021821301000025X International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools Vol. 19, No. 4 (2010) 393–415 c World Scientific Publishing Company A … Cited by 6 Related articles All 5 versions

A tutoring system that simulates the highly interactive nature of human tutoring. S Katz, PL Albacete – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013 – psycnet.apa.org … moves and determine which types of moves support learning in order to develop natural-language dialogue systems that are as effective, or even more effective, than human tutors. A Linguistic Framework to Describe Cooperative Execution. Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) is … Cited by 5 Related articles All 4 versions

Deep Linguistic Processing with GETARUNS for Spoken Dialogue Understanding. R Delmonte, A Bristot, V Pallotta – LREC, 2010 – lpl-aix.fr … propose the Twente Annotation Schema that is based on fewer categories but more relation types being inspired by the Rhetorical Structure Theory (Mann and … Allen, J., M. Dzikovska, M. Manshadi, and M. Swift, (2007), Deep linguistic processing for spoken dialogue systems. … Cited by 3 Related articles All 9 versions

Approaches to verbal persuasion in intelligent user interfaces M Guerini, O Stock, M Zancanaro, DJ O’Keefe… – Emotion-Oriented …, 2011 – Springer … intelligence. In: André E, Dybkjaer L, Minker W, Heisterkamp P (eds) Affective dialogue systems. Springer, Berlin … of argumentation. Kluwer; Mann W, Thompson S (1987) Rhetorical structure theory: a theory of text organization. Ablex … Cited by 3 Related articles All 3 versions

[BOOK] Applied natural language processing: Identification, investigation, and resolution PM McCarthy, C Boonthum-Denecke – 2012 – igi-global.com Applied Natural Language Processing: Identification, Investigation and Resolution: 9781609607418: Computer Science and Information Technology Books. Cited by 5 Related articles All 2 versions

Discourse planning for information composition and delivery: A reusable platform CÉ Paris, N Colineau, A Lampert… – Natural Language …, 2010 – Cambridge Univ Press … Figure 3 shows part of the discourse structure for the information displayed in Figure 1. This structure, represented using Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) (Mann and Thompson, 1988), shows the nucleus (the most important information) with a straight line under a … Cited by 12 Related articles All 5 versions

Discourse structure annotation: Creating reference corpora A Labadie, P Enjalbert, Y Mathet… – … Standards-state of …, 2010 – hal.archives-ouvertes.fr … 2001. Mmax: A tool for the an- notation of multi-modal corpora. In Proceedings of the 2nd IJCAI Workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning in Practical Dialogue Systems, Seattle, WA, Etats-Unis. M. O’Donnell. 2000. Rsttool 2.4 – a markup tool for rhetorical structure theory. … Cited by 3 Related articles All 4 versions

Focus tree: modeling attentional information in task-oriented human-machine interaction M Gnjatovi?, M Janev, V Deli? – Applied Intelligence, 2012 – Springer … Jokinen et al. [27] introduce the topic tree—a probabilistic topic model intended to be used as a context model for spoken dialogue systems. … Hovy and McCoy [25] propose to use focus trees together with Rhetorical Structure Theory trees. … Cited by 19 Related articles All 5 versions

The exploitation of spatial information in narrative discourse BS Howald, EG Katz – Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference …, 2011 – dl.acm.org … linking natural language with physical locations via semantic mark-up (eg SpatialML (MITRE, 2009)); spatial description and wayfinding tasks (eg Anderson et al., 1991); and dialogue systems (eg Coventry et al … Rhetorical Structure Theory: A Framework for The Analysis of Texts. … Cited by 3 Related articles All 8 versions

Multi-Layer Discourse Annotation of a Dutch Text Corpus G Redeker, I Berzlánovich, N Van Der Vliet, G Bouma… – age, 2012 – urd.let.rug.nl … Mann, W., Thompson, S. (1988). Rhetorical Structure Theory: Toward a functional theory of text organization. Text, 8, pp. … In Proceedings of the 2nd IJCAI Workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning in Practical Dialogue Systems, Seattle, Wash., 5 August 2001, pages 45-50. … Cited by 2 Related articles All 10 versions

The CODA system for monologue-to-dialogue generation S Stoyanchev, P Piwek – Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2011 Conference, 2011 – dl.acm.org … We plan to release the CODA Text-to-Dialogue system as open source code later this year. … 2001. Building a discourse-tagged corpus in the framework of rhetorical structure theory. In Proceedings of the Second SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue, SIGDIA. … Cited by 1 Related articles All 10 versions

Analysing user’s reactions in advice-giving dialogues with a socially intelligent ECA N Novielli, I Mazzotta, B De Carolis, S Pizzutilo – Cognitive processing, 2012 – Springer … mental state to select the most promising persuasion strategy or the appropriate response to the user’s reaction; then, it translates the selected strategy into a ‘discourse plan’ by combining Walton’s argumentation schemes (Walton 1996) and Rhetorical structure theory (Mann et … Cited by 3 Related articles All 5 versions

Using the journalistic metaphor to design user interfaces that explain sensor data M Molina, E Parodi, A Stent – Human-Computer Interaction–INTERACT …, 2011 – Springer … on Natural Language Generation (2000) 7. Demberg, V., Moore, J.: Information presentation in spoken dialogue systems. In: 11th Conf. … Mann, W., Thompson, S.: Rhetorical Structure Theory: Toward a functional theory of text organization. Text 8(3), 243–281 (1988) 14. … Cited by 2 Related articles All 7 versions

Learning to tutor like a tutor: ranking questions in context L Becker, M Palmer, S van Vuuren, W Ward – Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 2012 – Springer … References 1. Ai, H., Litman, D.: Assessing dialog system user simulation evaluation measures using human judges. In: Proc. … Page 11. 378 L. Becker et al. 18. Mann, W., Thompson, S.: Rhetorical structure theory: Description and construc- tion of text structures. In: Proc. … Cited by 3 Related articles All 3 versions

Rhetorical strategies for sound design and auditory display: a case study P Polotti, G Lemaitre – International Journal of Design, 2013 – ijdesign.org … Intelligence (AI) and computational linguistic research through Mann and Thompson’s (1988) formulation of the Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST … the International Journal of Human Computer Studies on collaboration, cooperation and conflict in dialogue systems, Jokinen, Sadek … Cited by 3 Related articles All 8 versions

Analysis of communication of uncertainty in genetic counseling patient letters for design of a natural language generation system NL Green – Social Semiotics, 2010 – Taylor & Francis … Health dialog systems for patients and consumers. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 39: 556–71. … Green N. Forthcoming Representation of argumentation in text with rhetorical structure theory Argumentation View all references; Green et al., forthcoming15. … Cited by 2 Related articles

Discerning Affect in Student Discussions J Kim, E Shaw, S Wyner, T Kim, J Li – Annual Meeting of the …, 2010 – mindmodeling.org … A Categorical Annotation Scheme for Emotion in the Linguistic Content of Dialogue. Affective Dialogue Systems, Elsevier, 89-100. … Mann, WC and Thompson, SA, (1988). Rhetorical structure theory: towards a functional theory of text organization. … Cited by 2 Related articles All 10 versions

A Model for Processing Illocutionary Structures and Argumentation in Debates K Budzynska, M Janier, C Reed… – … of the 9th edition of the …, 2014 – lrec-conf.org … IAT can be compared. In discourse analysis, Rhetorical Structure Theory, RST (Mann and Thompson, 1988) has been enor- mously influential in facilitating computational models of discourse structure. It postulates a number … Cited by 1 Related articles

Minimal narrative annotation schemes and their applications E Rahimtoroghi, T Corcoran, R Swanson… – Proc. of Intelligent …, 2014 – people.ict.usc.edu … Elahe Rahimtoroghi, Thomas Corcoran, Reid Swanson, and Marilyn A. Walker Natural Language and Dialogue Systems Lab University of California … Rhetorical Structure Theory (Mann & Thompson, 1988) and the Penn Discourse Treebank (Prasad et al., 2008) are two such … Cited by 1 Related articles All 2 versions

Automatic argumentative analysis for interaction mining V Pallotta, R Delmonte – Argument & Computation, 2011 – Taylor & Francis … View all references) and dialogue systems that engage in argumentation (Chu-Carroll and Carberry 19969. Chu-Carroll, J. and Carberry, S. 1996. … View all references proposed an extension of Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) (Mann and Thompson, 198750. … Cited by 7 Related articles All 4 versions

Inducing Document Plans for Concept-to-Text Generation. I Konstas, M Lapata – EMNLP, 2013 – anthology.aclweb.org … We de- velop two approaches: the first one is inspired from Rhetorical Structure Theory and repre- sents the document as a tree of discourse re- lations between database records; the second one requires little linguistic sophistication and uses tree structures to represent global … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

Answering Yes/No Questions via Question Inversion. H Kanayama, Y Miyao, J Prager – COLING, 2012 – Citeseer … based on Rhetorical Structure Theory (Mann and Thompson, 1987). They provided an algorithm to generate appropriate answers that fill the gap between the question and the discourse contexts. The process is designed to provide the automatic responses in a dialog system. … Cited by 8 Related articles All 4 versions

Visual salience and the other one JD Kelleher – … : Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Its Function in …, 2011 – books.google.com Page 212. Visual salience and the other one John D. Kelleher This paper describes a salience based approach to visually situated reference resolution. The framework uses the relationship between referential form and preferred … Cited by 2 Related articles All 2 versions

Evaluating Questions in Context. L Becker, MS Palmer, S van Vuuren… – AAAI Fall Symposium: …, 2011 – aaai.org … While much of the effort has largely focused on generation of ques- tions from text, most applications of question generation can be considered dialogue systems where the question is gen- erated based … Rhetorical structure theory: Description and construction of text structures. … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

Workshop Proposal for Young Researchers’ Roundtable on Spoken Dialogue Systems 2011 S Qian – … ‘ Roundtable on Spoken Dialogue Systems 2011, 2011 – hal.inria.fr … Naturalness & Fluentness: As described in Section 1.2, humor is a way to improve naturalness and flu- entness of a dialogue system. … William C. Mann and Sandra A. Thompson. 1988. Rhetorical structure theory: Toward a functional the- ory of text organization. … All 4 versions

Dialogue Analysis to Inform the Development of a Natural-language Tutoring System for Physics S Katz, P Albacete, P Jordan, D Litman – Ron Artstein, Mark Core, David …, 2011 – Citeseer … these questions focus on the tutor because we are interested in modeling human tutors’ behavior in our reflective dialogue system. … We used Mann and Thompson’s (1988) set of six types of Elaboration relations from Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) as a framework for … Related articles All 5 versions

Evaluation of Dialogue System for Children based on an Interaction-Oriented Cognitive Architecture E Venegas-Briones, I Meza-Ruiz… – … del lenguaje natural, 2010 – journal.sepln.org … Mann, WC and S. Thompson. 1988. Rhetorical structure theory: Towards a functional theory of text organization. Text, pages 243–281. Meza, I., L. Salinas, H. Avilés, and L. Pineda. 2010a. A multimodal dialogue system for playing the game “guess the card”. … Related articles All 8 versions

Tutor Dialogue Planning with Contextual Information and Discourse Structure R Fisher, R Simmons – cs.cmu.edu … Fig. 1. An example of a Rhetorical Structure Theory discourse structure … 3 Planning with Contextual Knowledge Bases A Contextual Knowledge Base is a set of facts about a user and the environ- ment [9]. In dialogue systems, examples of entries in a CKB may include the …

Natural Language Generation O Dušek – 2013 – ufal.mff.cuni.cz … Possible approaches ? Schemas (observations about common text structures) ? Planning, rhetorical structure theory ? Machine learning Ondrej Dušek Natural Language Generation Page 8. … Example: SPoT ? Spoken Dialogue System in the flight information domain … Related articles All 2 versions

Computational Discourse Analysis M Dascalu – Analyzing Discourse and Text Complexity for Learning …, 2014 – Springer … Moreover, the same study highlights also a problem of the rhetorical structure theory (Mann and Thompson 1987) (see 4.2 Discourse Analysis and the Polyphonic Model) that is limited to a single, preferred rhetorical relation between consecutive discourse elements, whereas … Related articles

Towards Argument Mining from Dialogue K Budzynska, M Janier, J Kang, C Reed, P Saint-Dizier… – comma2014.arg.dundee.ac.uk … 1 has for a long time been studied in the spoken dialogue systems community, where the dialog management component decided on the system’s next move on the basis of the dialog act it assigned to … Rhetorical structure theory: Towards a functional theory of text organiza- tion … Related articles All 3 versions

Toward a Polish Intelligent Virtual Tutor: An Overview Of Existing Work I Truck, M Durand, M Watorek – … in Decision and Control, page to …, 2014 – World Scientific … GnuTutor is based on rhetorical structure theory that permits the ma- chine to interpret the intention of the learner. It consists of a dialogue system planning implemented in Prolog for the tutor’s movements, a rule- based tagging, an expert model to compare given and expected … Related articles

Argumentation sequences in team design communication C RaPanta – Praxis: revista de psicología, 2010 – dialnet.unirioja.es … and subsequently argumentation, according to which the minimal communication units of analysis, namely communication acts, are defined by the rhetorical relations formed among them, as it has been im- plied by the founders of Rhetorical Structure Theory (Mann & Thompson … Related articles All 5 versions

Role of NLP in Production and Comprehension to Communicate and Understand Human Language G Pratibha, N Hegde – warse.org … Mann and Thompson developed Rhetorical Structure Theory, attributing hierarchical structure to discourse. … 6. Mathematical Text in a Controlled Natural Language. 7. Summarization 8. Machine Translation 9. Dialogue Systems 10. Information Retrieval and Extraction. … Related articles

Lassoing Rhetoric with OWL and SWRL C O’Reilly, S Paurobally – cliff.oreilly.me.uk … (1991) 12. Mann, WC and Thompson, SA: Rhetorical Structure Theory: Toward a func- tional theory of text organisation. Text, 8(3):243-281. (1988) 13. Pardal, J.: Dynamic Use of Ontologies in Dialogue Systems Proceedings of the NAACL-HLT 2007 Doctoral Consortium. … Related articles

Dialogue Analysis: Pragmatic and Rhetorical Aspects J Caelen, A Xuereb – … Works in Logic, Epistemology, Psychology and …, 2014 – Springer … specifications. 13.4.3.2 Rhetorical Relations. The types of rhetorical relations used in SDRT originate in RST (Rhetorical Structure Theory) !rhetorical , discourse , Mann and Thompson ( 1988 ) and the work of Grosz and Sidner ( 1986 ). … Related articles All 3 versions

Enthymemes in Dialogue: A micro-rhetorical approach E Breitholtz – 2014 – gupea.ub.gu.se Page 1. Enthymemes in Dialogue A micro-rhetorical approach Ellen Breitholtz Page 2. Page 3. Enthymemes in Dialogue Page 4. Page 5. Enthymemes in Dialogue A micro-rhetorical approach Ellen Breitholtz Page 6. Doctoral dissertation … Related articles

Automated Generation of User Interfaces–A Comparison of Models and Future Prospects H Horacek, R Popp, D Raneburger – HUMAN MACHINE INTERACTION …, 2011 – gendocs.ru … This is the modern approach to dialog modeling that has significantly improved the capabilities of dialog systems in comparison to … and structural terms, following concepts of coherence, as encapsulated in a number of theories, such as Rhetorical Structure Theory, see Mann & … Related articles All 5 versions

Natural Language Engineering of Argumentation (NaLEA) May 16, 2010 AZ Wyner, T van Engers – 2010 – wyner.info Page 1. Natural Language Engineering of Argumentation (NaLEA) May 16, 2010 Adam Zachary Wyner1 and Tom van Engers2 1 Department of Computer Science University of Liverpool Ashton Building, Ashton Street Liverpool … Related articles

Questions, pictures, answers M Theune, B van Schooten, R Op den Akker, W Bosma… – pure.uvt.nl … Enabling the user to give feedback on her information need is one of the purposes of our dialogue system. … created using this method (Bosma 2005a), where the discourse graphs of the source texts were based on a handcrafted Rhetorical Structure Theory analysis (RST, Mann … Related articles

On the many benefits of a multidimensional approach to the analysis of spoken dialogue H Bunt, V Petukhova – Linguistic Research and Raw Sound, 2010 – books.google.com … often have more than one communicative function;(3) the annotation of spoken and multimodal dialogue with dialogue act information;(4) the semantic analysis of discourse markers; and (5) the generation of deliberately multifunctional utterances by a dialogue system. … Related articles All 3 versions

A corpus study of clause combination O Nikitina, S Padó – aclweb.org … Rhetorical Relations. The closest area to our work consists of investigations of discourse relations in the context of Rhetorical Structure Theory (Mann and Thompson, 1988). … Rhetorical structure theory: Toward a functional theory of text organization. Text 8(3), 243–281. … Related articles All 6 versions

Stochastic Language Generation in Dialogue Using Factored Language Models F Mairesse, S Young – 2014 – MIT Press … Molina (2009) have proposed a method that learns sentence planning rules from a corpus of utterances labeled with Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) discourse … to a small set of post-processing rules in order to facilitate the development of a dialogue system’s NLG component. … Related articles All 9 versions

Context Awareness and Personalization in Dialogue Planning RWH Fisher – 2014 – cs.cmu.edu … However, such a reinforcement signal is not always easily observable, as such, it may be preferable to use inverse reinforcement learning (also called imitation learning) to train a dialogue system using human demonstration [10]. … Related articles All 2 versions

Working on the argument pipeline: Through flow issues between natural language argument, instantiated arguments, and argumentation frameworks A Wyner, T van Engers, A Hunter – Proceedings of the Workshop on …, 2010 – wyner.info Page 1. Working on the Argument Pipeline: Through Flow Issues between Natural Language Argument, Instantiated Arguments, and Argumentation Frameworks Adam Wyner1, Tom van Engers2, and Anthony Hunter3 1 Department … Cited by 2 Related articles

Continuing Discourse on Language; A Functional Perspective; Jonathan Webster; Ruqaiya Hasan; Christian Matthiessen V Hall – 2013 – equinoxpub.com … This chapter summarises the evolution of computational applications which use SFL, or help those who use SFL. We look at those applications which use SFL for machine translation, parsing, text generation and dialogue systems. …

[BOOK] DIGUI: A Flexible Dialogue System for Guiding the User Interaction to Access Web Services MG Bermúdez, MG Vila – 2011 – cs.upc.edu … This approach has proven efficient in previous works, as the dialogue system described in [Gatius and Rodr?guez, 2002]. … to this task are the schema-based text system (eg [McKeown, 1985]) and the rhetorical structure theory (RST, [Thompson, 1987]). … Related articles All 7 versions

Question answering and generation AC Graesser, V Rus, Z Cai, X Hu – Applied NLP. IGI Global, …, 2011 – sites.google.com … of the planning grant, we will consider the issues discussed above in the context of existing dialogue systems and decide … relation annotations using an existing automatic discourse parser (HILDA, duVerle & Prendinger, 2009) based on Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST, Mann … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

Multidimensional dialogue modelling VV Petukhova – Promotor: H. Bunt. Tilburg, 2011 – pure.uvt.nl … The design of dialogue systems that exhibit interactive behaviour which is natural to its users and that exploit the full potential of spoken and multimodal interaction may be expected to benefit from a good understanding of human dialogue behaviour and from the incorporation … Cited by 4 Related articles All 2 versions

Natural language generation of biomedical argumentation for lay audiences N Green, R Dwight, K Navoraphan… – Argument and …, 2011 – Taylor & Francis … View all references). In the GenIE Assistant, the structure is described in terms of the rhetorical structure theory (RST) relations (Mann and Thompson 198830. Mann, WC and Thompson, SA 1988. Rhetorical Structure Theory: Toward a Functional Theory of Text Organization. … Cited by 2 Related articles All 3 versions

Shallow Discourse Parsing with Conditional Random Fields SGRJGR SaraTonelli – anthology.aclweb.org … Other applications include con- versational analysis and dialog systems (Tonelli et al., 2010). … We call this approach shallow following Prasad et al. (2010) as opposed to tree-like representations of discourse, as in Rhetorical Structure Theory (Mann and Thompson, 1988). … Related articles All 7 versions

Predicting semantic changes in abstraction in tutor responses to students M Lipschultz, D Litman, S Katz, P Albacete… – International Journal of …, 2014 – Inderscience … Research into emotion detection in tutorial dialogue systems found that dialogue context information, such as the number of main … In addition, they tagged for particular types of generalisation and specification based on Rhetorical Structure Theory (Mann and Thompson, … Related articles All 4 versions

A database design for complex linguistic data in collaborative web application CL Chan, HB Yan, SY Lee, J Webster… – … Technology and it’s …, 2012 – ieeexplore.ieee.org … For our purposes here, texts are analyzed and annotated with semantic information about ideational, interpersonal and textual meaning. Figure 1 shows a simplified visualization of the typical multilayer SFG analysis using Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST). … Cited by 1 Related articles

Natural language generation in the context of the semantic web N Bouayad-Agha, G Casamayor, L Wanner – Semantic Web, 2014 – IOS Press … A very popular discourse structure theory in NLG is Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) [90] because of its pre-realizational definition of rhetorical relations in terms of speaker’s intentions and effects on the hearer on the one hand, and the distinction between the main (nucleus … Cited by 7 Related articles All 4 versions

[BOOK] Natural Language Generation in Interactive Systems A Stent, S Bangalore – 2014 – books.google.com … book and the accompanying website feature a comprehensive bibliography, and refer the reader to corpora, data, software, and other resources for pursuing research on natural language generation and interactive systems, including dialogue systems, multimodal interfaces … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

Topic segmentation M Purver – … : systems for extracting semantic information from …, 2011 – researchgate.net … Clearly, this is only a useful task when applied to recordings of some length – short segments of speech such as an utterance in a typical spoken dialogue system tend already to be topically homogeneous and thus not to require segmentation. … Cited by 23 Related articles All 5 versions

Semantic Network Language Generation based on a Semantic Networks Serialization Grammar Y Dai, S Zhang, J Chen, T Chen, W Zhang – World Wide Web, 2010 – Springer … If the label set of a semantic network is a classification hierarchy, the semantic network is called a classified semantic network. Typical semantic networks in ontology systems, Semantic Wiki systems or SN based dialogue systems are all classified semantic networks. … Cited by 5 Related articles All 5 versions

Language Processing with Perl and Prolog P Nugues – Cognitive Technologies, 2014 – Springer Page 1. Cognitive Technologies Pierre M. Nugues Language Processing with Perl and Prolog Theories, Implementation, and Application Second Edition Page 2. Cognitive Technologies Managing Editors: DM Gabbay J. Siekmann … Related articles All 10 versions

Natural language generation and semantic web technologies N Bouayad-Agha, G Casamayor… – Semantic Web …, 2012 – semantic-web-journal.org … In this context, a very popular discourse structure theory is the Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) [82] because of its pre-realizational definition … In Janzen and Maas’s dialogue system [68], NLG starts from a layered OWL-DL knowledge repository that contains a complete model … Cited by 3 Related articles All 2 versions

When the answer comes into question in question-answering: survey and open issues AC Mendes, L Coheur – Natural Language Engineering, 2013 – Cambridge Univ Press Page 1. Natural Language Engineering 19 (1): 1–32. c Cambridge University Press 2012 doi:10.1017/S1351324911000350 1 When the answer comes into question in question-answering: survey and open issues ANA CRISTINA … Cited by 5 Related articles All 2 versions

Topical Structure in Long Informal Documents A Kazantseva – 2014 – anna-kazantseva.com … informative, alternative. To date, models based on topical segments have been used in information extraction, essay analysis and scoring, automatic assessment of coherence of text, automatic dialogue systems, etc. [Webber et al., 2012]. On the other side of the issue … Cited by 1 Related articles All 7 versions

Summarizing information graphics textually S Demir, S Carberry, KF McCoy – Computational Linguistics, 2012 – MIT Press … and Paris 1993), the assumption is that a discourse is coherent if the hearer can recognize the communicative role of each of its segments and the relation between these segments (generally mapped from the set of relations defined in rhetorical structure theory (RST; Mann and … Cited by 2 Related articles All 8 versions

Why-question generation based on causal discourse relations YIM Sleet – 2010 – repository.um.edu.my … 2.1.1. Discourse Coherence and Structure ….. 8 2.1.2. Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) …. 10 2.1.2.1. … Page 6. vi 2.3.2. Rhetorical Structure Theory Discourse-tagged corpus (RST-DT) …. 21 … Related articles All 2 versions

HCI from a Discourse Perspective Area: Discourse and Interaction GRACE Deliverable 5.1 R Bod, M Dastani, R Scha, H Zeevat – 129.215.33.194 … The system’s response is the appropriate change in the display and the le. As a dialogue system our simpli ed editor is maximally simple. … Fox 1987] employs the Rhetorical Structure Theory of Mann et al. 1982] in anaphor re- solution. … Related articles All 5 versions

Grounding ontologies with social processes and natural language C Debruyne, TK Tran, R Meersman – Journal on Data Semantics, 2013 – Springer … 123 Page 5. Grounding Ontologies with Social Processes and Natural Language 93 and (I) “implied” by the (tool) support for dialogue. Again here, the methods with a tool supporting dialogue rely on the dialogue system to support the social processes. … Cited by 5 Related articles All 3 versions

Computational modeling of narrative I Mani – Synthesis Lectures on Human Language …, 2012 – morganclaypool.com … Spoken Dialogue Systems Kristiina Jokinen and Michael McTear 2009 … Theory (DRT) (Kamp, 1984, Kamp and Reyle, 1993, Bos, 2008), Segmented Discourse Representation Theory (SDRT) (Asher and Lascarides, 2003) and Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) (Mann and … Cited by 25 Related articles All 4 versions

[BOOK] The handbook of computational linguistics and natural language processing A Clark, C Fox, S Lappin – 2013 – books.google.com … Semantics 1 Introduction 2 Background 3 State of the Art 4 Research Issues 5 Corpus-Based andMachine Learning Methods 6 Concluding Remarks 16 Computational Models of Dialogue 1 Introduction 2 The Challenges of Dialogue 3 Approaches to Dialogue System Design 4 … Cited by 48 Related articles All 5 versions

Automatic extraction of causal knowledge from natural language texts C Grivaz – 2012 – archive-ouverte.unige.ch … 40 2.5.1 The rhetorical structure theory corpus and the Penn discourse treebank … only source of answers to why questions, causation recognition would be a useful addition to many natural-language processing systems, in particular to question-answering and dialogue systems. … Cited by 3 Related articles All 2 versions

Joint models for concept-to-text generation I Konstas – 2014 – era.lib.ed.ac.uk … of anaphoric expressions in subsequent references to them, later in the text. This is more common in the NLG part of dialogue systems, which need to keep track of what has been mentioned in each dialogue turn and update their state accordingly. Even in … Related articles All 4 versions

Discourse processing M Stede – Synthesis Lectures on Human Language …, 2011 – morganclaypool.com … Spoken Dialogue Systems Kristiina Jokinen and Michael McTear 2009 … An influential account, to be discussed at length in Chapter 4, is Rhetorical Structure Theory [Mann and Thompson, 1988], which posits that adjacent minimal units of a text are linked by a semantic/pragmatic … Cited by 37 Related articles All 8 versions

[BOOK] Integration of world knowledge for natural language understanding E Ovchinnikova – 2012 – books.google.com … entails the second one. Concerning natural language processing (NLP), this type of reasoning is intended to facilitate such applications as, for example, question answering, information extraction, and dialog systems. In spite of … Cited by 10 Related articles All 6 versions

Automatic generation of factual questions from video documentaries Y Skalban – 2013 – wlv.openrepository.com … identification, and (4) question construction. Question Generation is an important component in dialogue systems, virtual environments, and learning technologies such as Intelligent Tutoring Systems, inquiry-based environments, and instructional games.” … Related articles All 5 versions

Proposals for research G Stahl – 2010 – dgbooks.info Page 1. Proposals for Research Gerry Stahl Smashwords Edition for all e-readers Copyright 2010 by Gerry Stahl Thank you for downloading this free e-book. You are welcome to share it. This book may be reproduced, copied and distributed for non-commercial purposes, … Related articles

The Algorithmic Expansion of Stories CM Thomas – 2010 – qspace.library.queensu.ca … 10 Page 25. knowledge bases, may perform tasks based upon the content of SEs. For example, a spoken-dialogue system is representative of the loop involving an NLU, NLG and various knowledge bases. A human may ask the system a series of questions in a … Related articles All 2 versions

Transhumanism: Natural Language And Innovative Concepts In Communication MKS Azam – 2010 – prr.hec.gov.pk … 61 3.4.4 Fluent Speech Generation —– 63 3.4.5 Human Machine Discourse —– 65 3.4.6 Speech Dialogue System —– 67 3.4.7 Multilingual Speech Technologies —– 69 … Related articles

Joint uncertainty decoding for noise robust subspace Gaussian mixture models L Lu, KK Chin, A Ghoshal, S Renals… – IEEE Transactions on …, 2012 – cstr.ed.ac.uk … against full spaces: 1) less computer memory (94\% reduction), 2) faster learning (93\% faster convergence) and better performance (8.4\% less time steps and 7.7\% higher reward).}, categories = {reinforcement learning, spoken dialogue systems} } @inproceedings{hochberg … Cited by 2 Related articles All 2 versions

DISI-University of Trento EA Stepanov – 2014 – eprints-phd.biblio.unitn.it Page 1. PhD Dissertation International Doctorate School in Information and Communication Technologies DISI – University of Trento Cross-Domain and Cross-Language Porting of Shallow Parsing Evgeny A. Stepanov Advisor: Prof. Dr. Ing. Giuseppe Riccardi … Related articles

Automatically generating reading lists JG Jardine – … of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory, Technical Report, 2014 – cl.cam.ac.uk Page 1. Technical Report Number 848 Computer Laboratory UCAM-CL-TR-848 ISSN 1476-2986 Automatically generating reading lists James G. Jardine February 2014 15 JJ Thomson Avenue Cambridge CB3 0FD United Kingdom phone +44 1223 763500 … Related articles All 3 versions

Towards Large Scale Summarization JM Christensen – 2015 – digital.lib.washington.edu Page 1. c Copyright 2014 Janara Christensen Page 2. Page 3. Towards Large Scale Summarization Janara Christensen A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy University of Washington 2014 Reading …

Complex question answering: minimizing the gaps and beyond SSA Hasan – 2013 – uleth.ca … period of 1970 and 1990 in order to develop different types of QA systems that could be categorized as natural language database systems, dialogue systems, and reading compre- hension systems (Greenwood, 2005). After that, researchers focused on answering simple … Related articles All 2 versions