Build your own spoken dialogue systems: automatically generating ISU dialogue systems from business user resources

Oliver Lemon, Xingkun Liu, Helen Hastie

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Building effective spoken dialogue systems (SDS) is currently a complex task requiring expert knowledge. Our tools give control of SDS application development to non-experts, who need only use a Graphical User Interface or GUI to develop state-of-the-art “Information State Update” (ISU) dialogue systems. Behind the GUI is a set of Advanced Dialogue Tools (ADT) that generate complete SDS based on Business User Resources. These resources include a database and a Process Model that captures the structure of an application, for example, banking or restaurant information. Also generated are speech recognition Language Models and grammars for robust interpretation of spontaneous speech. We will demonstrate how our simple GUI allows developers to easily and quickly create and modify SDS without the need for expensive speech application service providers. This demonstration shows the interface, the ADT components, and discusses some of the research issues involved. We also show an example application built with the tools: a tourist information system running on an ultra-mobile PC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationColing 2008: Companion volume: Demonstrations
PublisherColing 2008 Organizing Committee
Pages161-164
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2008
Event22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Aug 2008 → …
Conference number: 22

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Abbreviated titleColing 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period23/08/08 → …

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