Topic and genre in dialogue

In this paper we argue that topic plays a fundamental role in conversations, and that the concept is needed in addition to that of genre to define interactions. In particular, the concepts of genre and topic need to be separated and orthogonally defined. This would enable modular, reliable and controllable flexible-domain dialogue systems.
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In Proceedings
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Proceedings of the 27th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue - Poster Abstracts
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