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The Representation and Use of Focus in a System for Understanding Dialogs

by Grosz, Barbara J.

Technical Note 150
Institution: AI Center, SRI International
Address: 333 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025
June 1977.

Note: To be presented at the 5th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, MA, August 22-25, 1977. Superseded by Tech Note 151.

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Abstract

As a dialog progresses, the objects and actions that are most relevant to the conversation, and hence in the focus of attention of the dialog participants, change. This paper describes a representation of focus for language understanding systems, emphasizing its use in understanding task-oriented dialogs.

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