Tailoring output to the user: What does user modelling in generation mean?

  • Karen Sparck Jones
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 119)


This paper examines the implications, for linguistic output generation tailored to the interactive system user, of earlier analyses of the components of user modelling and of the constraints realism imposes on modelling. Using a range of detailed examples it argues that tailoring based only on the actual dialogue and on the decision model required for the system task is quite adequate, and that more ambitious modelling is both dangerous and unnecessary.


User Modelling Decision Property System Task Computational Linguistics Patient Model 
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