Grounding as a collaborative process

Luciana Benotti, Patrick Rowan Blackburn

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Abstract

Collaborative grounding is a fundamental aspect of human-human dialog which allows people to negotiate meaning. In this paper we argue that it is missing from current deep learning approaches to dialog and interactive systems. Our central point is that making mistakes and being able to recover from them collaboratively is a key ingredient in grounding meaning. We illustrate the pitfalls of being unable to ground collaboratively, discuss what can be learned from the language acquisition and dialog systems literature, and reflect on how to move forward.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Number of pages17
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Publication date2021
Pages515-531
ISBN (Electronic)9781954085022
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Dialog
  • Collaborative grounding
  • Logic
  • Communication

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