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Title: Requirements for natural language understanding in a system with graphic displays

The particular task we explored was that of a decision maker examining and modifying a database using a graphics display. The decision maker is expected to manipulate both the context of the database and the form of the display. This paper presents three aspects of our research on a system that can provide graphically represented information and can talk naturally with a user about that information: description of the methodology that we used in developing and analyzing an extended prototypical dialogue between a user and such a system; portions of our analysis of that dialogue that present both the information obtained and the method of obtaining it; and conclusions about the necessary linguistic and non-linguistic capacities of an intelligent conversational partner, as drawn from the full analysis.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6744979
Report Number(s):
AD-A-126065/2
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COMPUTER GRAPHICS; PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES; DECISION MAKING; REAL TIME SYSTEMS 990200* -- Mathematics & Computers