Uncertainty Management in Dialogue Systems

Romain Laroche, Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier, Philippe Bretier

Dialogue systems find more and more applications but the scientific improvements face difficulties to be transferred into the dialog technologies. France Telecom R&D is designing a new architecture based on uncertainty management in dialogue. Dialogue constraints lead to define a Logical Framework for Probabilistic Reasoning (LFPR) which results are close to the ones of the Evidence Theory and the Assumption-based Truth Maintenance System (ATMS). The paper eventually compares it to the Theory of Hints of Kohlas and Monney.

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