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The analysis of human conversations has revealed that the design of interfaces using spoken dialogue must differ radically from those using written communication. Such characteristics as prosody, confirmations, echoes, and other speech phenomena must be considered. This work is a step in that direction. Prosodic, syntactic and semantic information from actual human dialogues has been used to build a turn-taking model empirically for dydadic telephone dialogues. The ability to predict completion of turns has been the biggest motivating factor in the development of this model. The design and evaluation of the model are presented in this report.
Berry, Umesh and Johnstone, Anne, "The DIM system: Turn-Taking in Dyadic Telephone Dialogues" Report Number: WUCS-93-33 (1993). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.