The Schiphol dialogues form a corpus of information-seeking dialogues in which the user interacts with a simulated airport information service through the telephone in order to obtain information about arrivals, departures, delays, and services at Schiphol, Amsterdam Airport. The information-seeking participants are instructed to find certain information,
The dialogues were collected and transcribed at the Institute for Perception Research (IPO) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, by Robbert-Jan Beun, Guido Minnen and Hub Prüst. This is documented in IPO Report 481 “Transcriptie dialoogexperiment juni/juli 1984” (1985, in Dutch) and in IPO Report 720 “Vervolg transcripties dialoogexperiment 1984/1985” (1989, in Dutch).
Before inclusion in the DialogBank the dialogues were annotated according to the ISO 24617-2 standard; the annotations are represented in the DiAML-MultiTab format. The functional segments in the MultiTab representation refer to the tokenisation of the transcription, which is also made available.
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