Towards Interrogative Types in Task-Oriented Dialogue Systems

  • Markus M. Berg
  • Antje Düsterhöft
  • Bernhard Thalheim
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7337)


The classification of questions and the identification of their respective answer types are crucial for different parts of a dialogue system and especially important for Rapid Application Development purposes. A common taxonomy of question types helps to connect parsers, grammars, pattern-based language generation methods and the natural language understanding module. Thus, in this paper we will present an overview of different question types and propose an abstract question description.


Interrogative Type Question Answering Reference Type Question Word Speech Recogniser 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus M. Berg
    • 1
    • 2
  • Antje Düsterhöft
    • 2
  • Bernhard Thalheim
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KielGermany
  2. 2.University of WismarGermany

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