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EIGHTEENTH INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

August 10, 2003

3 rd Workshop on
KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING IN PRACTICAL DIALOGUE SYSTEMS

Workshop programme

8:45-9:00 Welcome
9:00-9:30 A. Flycht-Eriksson, Design of Ontologies for Dialogue Interaction and Information Extraction
9:30-10:00 M. Stone, Ontology and Desription in Computational Semantics
10:00-10:30 M. Dzikovska, J. Allen and M. Swift, Finding the balance between generic and domain-specific knowledge: a parser customization strategy
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:30 D. Milward and M. Beveridge, Ontology-based dialogue systems
11:30-12:00 D. Fried, D. Wilkins, E. Grois, S. Peters, K. Schultz and B. Clark, The Gerona Knowledge Representation Language and Its Support for Spoken Dialogue Tutoring of Crisis Decison Making Skills
12:00-12:30 R. Porzel, N. Pfleger, S. Merten, M. Löckelt, I. Gurevych, R. Engel and J. Alexandersson, More on Less: Further Applications of Ontologies in Multi-Modal Dialogue Systems
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 N. Pfleger, J. Alexandersson and T. Becker, A robust and generic discourse model for multimodal dialogue
14:30-15:00 D. Tsovaltzi and A. Fiedler, Enhancement and Use of a Matehematical Ontology in a Tutorial Dialogue System
15:00-15:30 Coffee
15:30-16:00 G. Montoro, Facts and challenges in a dialogue system for Smart Environments
16:00-16:30 G. Wilcock and K. Jokinen, Generating Responses and Explanations
16:30-17:30 Panel/Discussion: The role of ontologies in dialogue systems
Are we using ontologies the right way?
What drawbacks/advantages are there?
What dialogue specific information must be encoded in the ontology, if any?
What language specific information must be encoded in the ontology, if any?
What can we learn from other disciplines concerning ontology design and use?
And what can they learn from us?
Are there alternatives to ontologies?
What kind of requirements are there for the representation language for ontologies?
How can we use ontologies in open domains?