Towards the score of communication

TitreTowards the score of communication
Publication TypeArticle dans des actes
Année de la conférence2020
AuthorsLücking, Andy, and Jonathan Ginzburg
Nom de la conférenceProceedings of The 24th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue
Series TitleSemDial/WatchDial

The exchange of verbal and non-verbal com-
munication signals in face-to-face dialogue is
complexly organised in several ways: each
contribution is produced and processed incre-
mentally, contributions may be consecutive
(e.g. question-answer pairs) or overlapping
(e.g. backchannelling), and the contributions
themselves may be multimodal. Contributions
nonetheless exhibit pairwise utterance coher-
ence, and in two respects: across tiers and
across discourse co-texts. For these reasons,
we propose to distribute dialogue agents across
different tiers and to ‘incrementalize’ the se-
quential notion of turns according to the model
of music-inspired communication scores