Degrees of Grounding Based on Evidence of Understanding

TitleDegrees of Grounding Based on Evidence of Understanding
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRoque, A., and D. R. Traum
Conference NameThe 9th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGdial 2008)
Date PublishedJune 2008
Conference LocationColumbus, Ohio

We introduce the Degrees of Grounding model, which defines the extent to which material being discussed in a dialogue has been grounded. This model has been developed and evaluated by a corpus analysis, and includes a
set of types of evidence of understanding, a set of degrees of groundedness, a set of grounding criteria, and methods for identifying each of these. We describe how this model can be used for dialogue management.