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Conversational Adequacy: Mistakes are the Essence

dc.contributor.authorPerlis, Donen_US
dc.contributor.authorPurang, Khemduten_US
dc.description.abstractWe argue that meta-dialog and meta-reasoning, far from being of only occasional use, are the very essence of conversation and communication between agents. We give four paradigm examples of massive use of meta-dialog where only limited base dialog may be present, and use these to bolster our claim of centrality for meta-dialog. We further illustrate this with related work in active logics. We argue moreover that there may be a core set of meta-dialog principles that is in some sense complete. If we are right, then implementing such a set would be of considerable interest. We give examples of existing computer programs that converse inadequately according to our guidelines. (Also cross-referenced as UMIACS-TR-96-41)en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesUM Computer Science Department; CS-TR-3654en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUMIACS; UMIACS-TR-96-41en_US
dc.titleConversational Adequacy: Mistakes are the Essenceen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
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dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtTech Reports in Computer Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUMIACS Technical Reportsen_US

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