© 1999

Machine Conversations

  • Yorick Wilks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. G. Görz, J. Spilker, V. Strom, H. Weber
    Pages 21-34
  3. M. T. Maybury
    Pages 35-45
  4. G. Ball
    Pages 47-56
  5. C. Castelfranchi, F. de Rosis, F. Grasso
    Pages 77-98
  6. M. Nakano, A. Shimazu
    Pages 99-112
  7. K. Hasida, Y. Den
    Pages 113-125
  8. C. Cheepen, J. Monaghan
    Pages 127-142
  9. J. Cassell, O. E. Torres, S. Prevost
    Pages 143-153
  10. P. A. P. Rogers, M. Lefley
    Pages 155-167
  11. N. Ward, W. Tsukahara
    Pages 169-174
  12. J.-T. Milde, K. Peters, S. Strippgen
    Pages 175-186
  13. B. Alabiso, A. Kronfeld
    Pages 187-204
  14. B. Batacharia, D. Levy, R. Catizone, A. Krotov, Y. Wilks
    Pages 205-215
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 217-221

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yorick Wilks
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Machine Conversations
  • Editors Yorick Wilks
  • Series Title The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-8544-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-5092-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-5687-6
  • Series ISSN 0893-3405
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 221
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Artificial Intelligence
    User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
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