SSP Group Meeting

11am, 2 November, 2004
Room 4.03, Appleton Tower
CISA, School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

Addressing Constraint Failures in Agent Dialogues

Nardine Osman

The LCC language of agent dialogue (at least the version I worked with during my MSc) does not always permit dialogues to complete correctly. If constraints are broken, the dialogue simply stops.  In this talk I will address this problem by offering a formal method to overcome constraint satisfaction failure by searching for other possible dialogue paths. This is achieved by 'inducing backtracking'. I'll also be discussing the problems faced and the limitations of this method.