Dialogue modeling is a key component of every application
developed by the SLS group. It is the role of the dialogue manager to
evaluate the relevance and completenss of the user's request, retrieve
the requested information from the database and format an appropriate
reply in the form of a semantic frame. The dialogue utilizes an
ordered set of rules to guide its actions. The execution of specific
dialogue actions is dependent on the current state of a dialogue frame
containing all relevant information pertaining to the user's
request. The dialogue modeling tools created by the SLS group enable
developers to construct complex mixed-initiative dialogue systems.
S. Seneff and J. Polifroni,
"Dialogue Management in the Mercury Flight Reservation System,"
presented at Satellite Dialogue Workshop, ANLP-NAACL, Seattle, April 2000.