ERIC Number: ED136778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Dialogue Games: Meta-Communication Structures for Natural Language Interaction.
Levin, James A.; Moore, James A.
Studies of natural dialogue indicate that people interact according to established patterns which are organized around the participants' goals. These patterns have been represented by a set of knowledge structures called "Dialogue-games" which are founded on conventional knowledge about communication and its uses to achieve goals. The "Parameters" of a Dialogue-game represent elements that vary across instances of a particular pattern, and the "Specifications" of these parameters represent the conditions which must be present for a particular Dialogue-game to be employed successfully. The "Components" are the expected sequence of intermediate states that occur during an instance of a particular conventional pattern. Representations of several Dialogue-games are presented, and a process model is discussed. (Author/WBC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.; Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Marina del Rey. Information Sciences Inst.