A Responsive Dialog System

Nigel Ward and Wataru Tsukahara

in Machine Conversations Yorick Wilks, editor. Springer Verlag, 1999

Abstract: Being responsive is important in dialog. In particular, back-channel feedback is essential to human conversations. Back-channel feedback is sometimes produced without thinking, in response to simple prosodic clues. A simple implementation of this behavior produces natural-sounding responses in conversation with live human subjects.

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