Communication is the key to success in any business. Whether you are trying to sell a
product, answer a query or complaint or convince your colleagues to adopt a certain
course of action, good communication often means the difference between success and
failure. At best, imprecise language, clumsy sentences or long-winded ‘waffle’, whether
in speech or writing, will give a poor impression of you or your business; at worst, what
you are trying to say will be misunderstood or ignored.
This paper describes a novel framework for interactive question-answering (Q/A) based on predictive questioning. Generated off-line from topic representations of complex scenarios, predictive questions represent requests for information that capture the most salient (and diverse) aspects of a topic. We present experimental results from large user studies (featuring a fully-implemented interactive Q/A system named F ERRET) that demonstrates that surprising performance is achieved by integrating predictive questions into the context of a Q/A dialogue. ...
A user may typically need to combine the strengths of more than one system in order to perform a task. In this paper, we describe a component of the Janus natural language interface that translates intensional logic expressions representing the meaning of a request into executable code for each application program, chooses which combination of application systems to use, and designs the transfer of data among them in order to provide an answer.
Everyday English Australia gồm 26 bài Tiếng Anh ở Úc. Các bài học này sẽ tập trung vào các sử dụng các tình huống tiếng Anh thông dụng nhất của người Úc như: Chào hỏi, làm quen, đề nghị, cách hỏi giờ, hỏi đường... Và sau đây là nội dung chi tiết của bài 18 Requests and answers.
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... write directly on the given topic. Once you have accurately determined what the topic and the topic question is, keep to the topic throughout the entire piece of writing. ... write for the intended reader. This means you should write your answer in a formal academic style. For instance, if you are asked to write for a university lecturer, your answer must be written in the formal style expected. It is inappropriate to write in note form in the IELTS test (unless specifically requested). It is inappropriate to use colloquial or slang words or expressions in formal...
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For professionals at the beginning of their careers,leisure time is a -----------commodity.
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Entrepreneurs—and entrepreneurial companies—live or die by the quality of their plans and proposals. Whether it's to get funding for a new product line or business from a client, writing hard-hitting prose that answers essential questions and makes specific requests is an indispensable skill. Entrepreneur, ad man, and writing teacher Dennis Chambers shows how entrepreneurs can persuade people,
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he invention of e-mail as an efficient mode of communication
gives rise to an intriguing benefit:One need not answer a question
immediately as would be expected in real-time conversation.
Therefore, on occasion, I prefer to ponder before I answer, as I did
when honored with the request to write this preface to Essentials of
Licensing Intellectual Property.
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This volume, the first in a series, presents the findings of an ambitious
project—to measure the impact of fishing on the ecosystems
that make up the North Atlantic Ocean and to propose ways to mitigate
that impact. The project arose from a request by Dr. Joshua
Reichert, the Director of the Environment Program of the Pew
Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, to answer six specific questions
about the North Atlantic:
• What are the total fisheries catches from the ecosystems, including
reported and unreported landings and discards at sea?...
The Government’s request to the FRC to develop guidance on audit committees
has of course its root in the dramatic corporate failures in the United States in
early 2002. These occurred despite the perception of close US regulation of
accounting and auditing and despite the existence of corporate governance
institutions including audit committees. The consequence has been falling
confidence and rising confusion in capital markets not just in the US but around
We have been investigating an interactive approach for Open-domain QA (ODQA) and have constructed a spoken interactive ODQA system, SPIQA. The system derives disambiguating queries (DQs) that draw out additional information. To test the efﬁciency of additional information requested by the DQs, the system reconstructs the user’s initial question by combining the addition information with question. The combination is then used for answer extraction. Experimental results revealed the potential of the generated DQs. ...
AI dialog systems are now developing from question-answering systems toward advising systems. This includes: - structuring dialog - understanding a n d generating a wider range o f speech acts than simply information request and answer user modelling discussed here, but see (Jameson, Wahlster 1982). The second part o f this paper presents user modelling with respect to a dialog strategy which selects and verbalizes the appropriate speech act of recommendation.