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Mixed-initiative Personal Assistants
Proceedings of the 48th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)
  • Joshua W. Buck, University of Dayton
  • Saverio Perugini, University of Dayton
Document Type
Conference Paper
Publication Date
3-1-2017
Abstract
Specification and implementation of flexible human-computer dialogs is challenging because of the complexity involved in rendering the dialog responsive to a vast number of varied paths through which users might desire to complete the dialog. To address this problem, we developed a toolkit for modeling and implementing task-based, mixed-initiative dialogs based on metaphors from lambda calculus. Our toolkit can automatically operationalize a dialog that involves multiple prompts and/or sub-dialogs, given a high-level dialog specification of it. Our current research entails incorporating the use of natural language to make the flexibility in communicating user utterances commensurate with that in dialog completion paths.
Inclusive pages
753-754
ISBN/ISSN
978-1-4503-4698-6/17/03
Document Version
Postprint
Comments

The document available for download is the authors' accepted manuscript, provided in compliance with ACM's policy on self-archiving and with the permission of the authors. Permission documentation is on file. The version of record is available using the DOI provided.

Faculty advisor: Saverio Perugini, associate professor of computer science at the University of Dayton

Full citation: Buck, J.W., and Perugini, S. (2016). Mixed-initiative personal assistants [Abstract]. In Barnes, T. & Garcia, D. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 48th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). New York, NY: ACM Press, pp. 753-754. (Student research competition)

Publisher
ACM
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Citation Information
Joshua W. Buck and Saverio Perugini. "Mixed-initiative Personal Assistants" Proceedings of the 48th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/saverio_perugini/35/