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Title:Individuality and Alignment in Generated Dialogues
Authors: Amy Isard ; Carsten Brockmann ; Jon Oberlander
Date:Jul 2006
Publication Title:Proceedings of the Fourth International Natural Language Generation Conference
Publisher:Association for Computational Linguistics
Publication Type:Conference Paper Publication Status:Published
Page Nos:25-32
It would be useful to enable dialogue agents to project, through linguistic means, their individuality or personality. Equally, each member of a pair of agents ought to adjust its language (to a greater or lesser extent) to match that of its interlocutor. We describe CRAG, which generates dialogues between pairs of agents, who are linguistically distinguishable, but able to align. CRAG-2 makes use of OPENCCG and an over-generation and ranking approach, guided by a set of language models covering both personality and alignment. We illustrate with examples of output, and briefly note results from user studies with the earlier CRAG-1, indicating how CRAG-2 will be further evaluated. Related work is discussed, along with current limitations and future directions.
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author = { Amy Isard and Carsten Brockmann and Jon Oberlander },
title = {Individuality and Alignment in Generated Dialogues},
book title = {Proceedings of the Fourth International Natural Language Generation Conference},
publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
year = 2006,
month = {Jul},
pages = {25-32},
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