Finishing each other's ... Responding to incomplete contributions in dialogue
- A distinguishing feature of dialogue is that contributions can be fragmentary or incomplete. Such incomplete utterances may be later completed by another interlocutor. These cross-person compound contributions (CCs) are a paradigmatic feature of dialogue and have been hypothesised to be more likely in predictable contexts but the contributions of different sources of predictability has not been systematically investigated. We present an experiment which is, to the best of our knowledge, the first to ever systematically attempt to induce continuations in an ongoing dialogue.
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- In Proceedings
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- Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing
- Riva del Garda, Italy