Dialogue Design for a “Virtual Interactive Presenter”

  • Marc Cavazza


With the advent of 500-channel digital TV, there is a need for sophisticated user interfaces that would enable the user to take full advantage of programme diversity. This paper describes the design of a conversational interface to an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG.) After reviewing dialogue modelling issues, we introduce our approach, based on a specialization of speech acts theory. On the basis of linguistic data, we suggest that besides specialized speech acts, it is necessary to consider an interpretative approach to speech act recognition.


Dialogue System Linguistic Data Dialogue Model Current Selection Dialogue Research 
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