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POMDP-based statistical spoken dialog systems: A review S Young, M Gasic, B Thomson… – Proceedings of the …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org ABSTRACT| Statistical dialog systems (SDSs) are motivated by the need for a data-driven framework that reduces the cost of laboriously handcrafting complex dialog managers and that provides robustness against the errors created by speech recognizers operating in … Cited by 19 Related articles All 5 versions Cite Save

[BOOK] Estimating spoken dialog system quality with user models KP Engelbrecht – 2013 – Springer Spoken Dialog Systems (SDS) became popular in the past years for telephone-based services such as database queries (eg, bus information), banking, or troubleshooting (eg, Internet equipment). Due to the recent improvements in automatic speech recognition and … Cited by 10 Related articles All 8 versions Cite Save

Evaluating a city exploration dialogue system combining question-answering and pedestrian navigation S Janarthanam, O Lemon, P Bartie, T Dalmas… – Proc. ACL, 2013 – aclweb.org Abstract We present a city navigation and tourist information mobile dialogue app with integrated question-answering (QA) and geographic information system (GIS) modules that helps pedestrian users to navigate in and learn about urban environments. In contrast to … Cited by 8 Related articles All 4 versions Cite Save More

On-line policy optimisation of Bayesian spoken dialogue systems via human interaction M Gasic, C Breslin, M Henderson, D Kim… – … , Speech and Signal …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org ABSTRACT A partially observable Markov decision process has been proposed as a dialogue model that enables robustness to speech recognition errors and automatic policy optimisation using reinforcement learn ing (RL). However, conventional RL algorithms … Cited by 5 Related articles All 7 versions Cite Save

A Data-driven Model for Timing Feedback in a Map Task Dialogue System R Meena, G Skantze, J Gustafson – 14th Annual Meeting of the Special …, 2013 – aclweb.org Abstract We present a data-driven model for detecting suitable response locations in the user’s speech. The model has been trained on human–machine dialogue data and implemented and tested in a spoken dialogue system that can perform the Map Task with … Cited by 3 Related articles All 7 versions Cite Save More

The use of Domain Ontologies for Improving the Adaptability and Collaborative Ability of a Web Dialogue System M Gatius, M González – … Journal of Computer Information Systems and …, 2013 – lsi.upc.edu Abstract: In this paper we describe the use of domain ontologies in a mixed-initiative web dialogue system for improving both its adaptability and its collaborative ability. Dialogue systems guiding the user when accessing the web services can enhance web usability, … Cited by 3 Related articles Cite Save More

Affect and Social Processes in Online Communication-Experiments with an Affective Dialog System M Skowron, M Theunis, S Rank, A Kappas – 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—This paper presents an integrated view on a series of experiments conducted with an affective dialog system, applied as a tool in studies of emotions and social processes in online communication. The different realizations of the system are evaluated in three … Cited by 4 Related articles All 8 versions Cite Save

Medieval Disputationes de obligationibus as formal dialogue systems SL Uckelman – Argumentation, 2013 – Springer Abstract Formal dialogue systems model rule-based interaction between agents and as such have multiple applications in multi-agent systems and AI more generally. Their conceptual roots are in formal theories of natural argumentation, of which Hamblin’s … Cited by 3 Related articles All 7 versions Cite Save

A satisfaction-based model for affect recognition from conversational features in spoken dialog systems S Lebai Lutfi, F Fernández-Martínez… – Speech …, 2013 – Elsevier Detecting user affect automatically during real-time conversation is the main challenge towards our greater aim of infusing social intelligence into a natural-language mixed- initiative High-Fidelity (Hi-Fi) audio control spoken dialog agent. In recent years, studies … Cited by 3 Related articles All 6 versions Cite Save

Demonstration of the Parlance system: a data-driven, incremental, spoken dialogue system for interactive search H Hastie, MA Aufaure, P Alexopoulos… – Proc …, 2013 – researchgate.net Abstract The PARlANcE system for interactive search processes dialogue at a microturn level, displaying dialogue phenomena that play a vital role in human spoken conversation. These dialogue phenomena include more natural turn-taking through rapid system … Cited by 4 Related articles All 9 versions Cite Save More

Situated multi-modal dialog system in vehicles T Misu, A Raux, I Lane, J Devassy… – … of the 6th workshop on Eye …, 2013 – dl.acm.org Abstract In this paper, we address Townsurfer, a situated multi-modal dialog system in vehicles. The system integrates multi-modal inputs of speech, geo-location, gaze (face direction) and dialog history to answer drivers’ queries about their surroundings. To select … Cited by 3 Related articles Cite Save

Asgard: A portable architecture for multilingual dialogue systems J Liu, P Pasupat, S Cyphers… – Acoustics, Speech and …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org ABSTRACT Spoken dialogue systems have been studied for years, yet portability is still one of the biggest challenges in terms of language extensibility, domain scalability, and platform compatibility. In this work, we investigate the portability issue from the language … Cited by 2 Related articles All 6 versions Cite Save

Open-domain Utterance Generation for Conversational Dialogue Systems using Web-scale Dependency Structures H Sugiyama, T Meguro, R Higashinaka, Y Minami – Proc. SIGDIAL, 2013 – sigdial.org Abstract Even though open-domain conversational dialogue systems are required in many fields, their development is complicated because of the flexibility and variety of user utterances. To address this flexibility, previous research on conversational dialogue … Cited by 2 Related articles All 5 versions Cite Save More

Using Affordances to Shape the Interaction in a Hybrid Spoken Dialog System T Baumann, M Paetzel, P Schlesinger, W Menzel – 2013 – edoc.sub.uni-hamburg.de Abstract: Affordances manifest possibilities of interaction with a spoken dialog system. For example, the act of asking a question affords to the recipient the possibility of answering. In the system we present, the observable act of maneuvering affords the possibility of … Cited by 2 Related articles All 6 versions Cite Save

Combining semantic interpretation and statistical classification for improved explanation processing in a tutorial dialogue system MO Dzikovska, E Farrow, JD Moore – Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2013 – Springer Abstract We present an approach for combining symbolic interpretation and statistical classification in the natural language processing (NLP) component of a tutorial dialogue system. Symbolic NLP approaches support dynamic generation of context-adaptive … Cited by 5 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save

Dialogue management for leading the conversation in persuasive dialogue systems T Hiraoka, Y Yamauchi, G Neubig… – … (ASRU), 2013 IEEE …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org ABSTRACT In this research, we propose a probabilistic dialogue modeling method for persuasive dialogue systems that interact with the user based on a specific goal, and lead the user to take actions that the system intends from candidate actions satisfying the user’s … Cited by 2 Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save

On Quality Ratings for Spoken Dialogue Systems-Experts vs. Users. S Ultes, A Schmitt, W Minker – HLT-NAACL, 2013 – aclweb.org Abstract In the field of Intelligent User Interfaces, Spoken Dialogue Systems (SDSs) play a key role as speech represents a true intuitive means of human communication. Deriving information about its quality can help rendering SDSs more user-adaptive. Work on … Cited by 2 Related articles All 5 versions Cite Save More

Which ASR should I choose for my dialogue system? F Morbini, K Audhkhasi, K Sagae, R Artstein… – Proceedings of the …, 2013 – sail.usc.edu Abstract We present an analysis of several publicly available automatic speech recognizers (ASRs) in terms of their suitability for use in different types of dialogue systems. We focus in particular on cloud based ASRs that recently have become available to the community. … Cited by 3 Related articles All 10 versions Cite Save More

A dialogue system for multimodal human-robot interaction L Lucignano, F Cutugno, S Rossi, A Finzi – Proceedings of the 15th ACM …, 2013 – dl.acm.org Abstract This paper presents a POMDP-based dialogue system for multimodal human-robot interaction (HRI). Our aim is to exploit a dialogical paradigm to allow a natural and robust interaction between the human and the robot. The proposed dialogue system should … Cited by 2 Related articles Cite Save

Discriminative state tracking for spoken dialog systems. A Metallinou, D Bohus, J Williams – ACL (1), 2013 – 131.107.65.14 Abstract In spoken dialog systems, statistical state tracking aims to improve robustness to speech recognition errors by tracking a posterior distribution over hidden dialog states. Current approaches based on generative or discriminative models have different but … Cited by 4 Related articles All 8 versions Cite Save More

Crowdsourcing for industrial spoken dialog systems D Suendermann, R Pieraccini – Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: …, 2013 – ucheg.ru The history of speech technology has shown a number of times how industrial settings behave differently from academic environments. Speech recognizers may use handcrafted rule-based language models (Pieraccini and Huerta 2005) rather than a 1M word … Cited by 2 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save More

Modeling user behavior online for disambiguating user input in a spoken dialogue system F Wang, K Swegles – Speech Communication, 2013 – Elsevier A spoken dialogue system (SDS) interacts with its user in a spoken natural language. It interprets user speech input and responds to the user. User speech in a spoken natural language may be ambiguous. A challenge in building an SDS is dealing with ambiguity. … Cited by 2 Related articles All 4 versions Cite Save

Providing personalized Internet services by means of context-aware spoken dialogue systems D Griol, JM Molina, Z Callejas – Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart …, 2013 – IOS Press The widespread use of new mobile technology implementing wireless communications enables a new type of advanced applications to access information services on the Internet. In order to provide services which meet the user needs through intelligent information … Cited by 2 Related articles All 4 versions Cite Save

Recipe for building robust spoken dialog state trackers: Dialog state tracking challenge system description S Lee, M Eskenazi – Submitted to SIGDIAL, 2013 – aclweb.org … 2.1 Task Description DSTC data is taken from several different spoken dialog systems which all provided bus schedule information for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as part of the Spoken Dialog Challenge (Black et al., 2011). … Cited by 8 Related articles All 6 versions Cite Save More

Dialogue System: A Brief Review S Arora, K Batra, S Singh – arXiv preprint arXiv:1306.4134, 2013 – arxiv.org Abstract: A Dialogue System is a system which interacts with human in natural language. At present many universities are developing the dialogue system in their regional language. This paper will discuss about dialogue system, its components, challenges and its … Cited by 1 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save

Integration and test environment for an in-vehicle dialogue system in the SIMSI project S Larsson, S Berlin, A Eliasson, AB Mecel… – Proceedings of the 14th …, 2013 – aclweb.org Abstract The goal of the SIMSI (Safe In-vehicle Multimodal Speech Interaction) project is threefold. Firstly, to integrate a dialogue system for menu-based dialogue with a GUI-driven in-vehicle infotainment system. Secondly, to further improve the integrated system with … Cited by 1 Related articles All 5 versions Cite Save More

An argumentation-based dialogue system for human-robot collaboration MQ Azhar, S Parsons, E Sklar – … of the 2013 international conference on …, 2013 – dl.acm.org Abstract Human-robot collaboration may fail due to conflicts in beliefs or plans between cooperating partners, or due to robot errors. Dialogue is an intuitive way to resolve such conflicts due to miscommunication. The research demonstrated here explores the notion … Cited by 1 Related articles All 7 versions Cite Save

Development and Evaluation of Spoken Dialog Systems with One or Two Agents through Two Domains Y Todo, R Nishimura, K Yamamoto… – Text, Speech, and …, 2013 – Springer Abstract Almost all current spoken dialog systems treat dialog as that where a single user talks to an agent. On the other hand, we set out to investigate a multiparty dialog system that deals with two agents and a single user. We developed a three person (one user and two … Cited by 2 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save

Spoken Dialog Systems for Automated Survey Interviewing M Johnston, P Ehlen, FG Conrad… – Proceedings of the …, 2013 – mfschober.net Abstract We explore the plausibility of using automated spoken dialog systems (SDS) for administering survey interviews. Because the goals of a survey dialog system differ from more traditional information-seeking and transactional applications, different measures of … Cited by 1 Related articles All 9 versions Cite Save More

An adaptive dialogue system for assessing post traumatic stress disorder A Papangelis, R Gatchel, V Metsis… – Proceedings of the 6th …, 2013 – dl.acm.org Abstract In this paper, we present a system which is able to interact through natural dialogue, with PTSD patients, as well as to guide the conversation aiming to elicit enough information to make an assessment of their condition, in a manner similar to a self … Cited by 1 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save

Evaluation of Statistical POMDP-based Dialogue Systems in Noisy Environments S Young, C Breslin, M Gašic, M Henderson… – Proceedings of IWSDS, …, 2013 – uni-ulm.de Abstract Compared to conventional hand-crafted rule-based dialogue management systems, statistical POMDP-based dialogue managers offer the promise of increased robustness, reduced development and maintenance costs, and scaleability to large open- … Cited by 1 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save More

Particle Swarm Optimisation of Spoken Dialogue System Strategies L Daubigney, M Geist, O Pietquin – … of the 14th Annual Conference of …, 2013 – hal.inria.fr Résumé: Dialogue management optimisation has been cast into a plan-ning under uncertainty problem for long. Some methods such as Reinforcement Learning (RL) are now part of the state of the art. Whatever the solving method, strong assumptions are made … Cited by 1 Related articles All 8 versions Cite Save

Unsupervised induction and filling of semantic slots for spoken dialogue systems using frame-semantic parsing YN Chen, WY Wang, AI Rudnicky – … Speech Recognition and …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org ABSTRACT Spoken dialogue systems typically use predefined semantic slots to parse users’ natural language inputs into unified semantic representations. To define the slots, domain experts and professional annotators are often involved, and the cost can be … Cited by 2 Related articles All 5 versions Cite Save

What if everyone could do it?: a framework for easier spoken dialog system design P Milhorat, S Schlögl, G Chollet, J Boudy – Proceedings of the 5th ACM …, 2013 – dl.acm.org Abstract While Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) still represent the most common way of operating modern computing technology, Spoken Dialog Systems (SDS) have the potential to offer a more natural and intuitive mode of interaction. Even though some may say that … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save

Dialogue Systems for Language Learning JF Quesada, C Nunez, JL Suárez – Informática Educativa …, 2013 – documat.unirioja.es Abstract: This paper presents the case of Milao, a virtual environment that offers foreign language learners the opportunity to develop and constantly improve their communicative skills in a language they are trying to learn by participating in a set of predefined … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save More

Predicting Tasks in Goal-Oriented Spoken Dialog Systems using Semantic Knowledge Bases A Pappu, AI Rudnicky – Proceedings of the SIGDIAL – aclweb.org Abstract Goal-oriented dialog agents are expected to recognize user-intentions from an utterance and execute appropriate tasks. Typically, such systems use a semantic parser to solve this problem. However, semantic parsers could fail if user utterances contain out-of- … Cited by 2 Related articles All 6 versions Cite Save More

Dyads to groups: Modeling interactions with affective dialog systems S Rank, M Skowron, D Garcia – International Journal ofComputational …, 2013 – sg.ethz.ch Abstract. Affect Listeners2 are applied as tools for studying the role of emotions in online communication. They need to interact both in dyads as well as in group settings with multiple users. In this paper, we present the evolution of such affective dialog systems from a focus … Cited by 1 Related articles All 5 versions Cite Save More

Dare: Deep anaphora resolution in dialogue based intelligent tutoring systems NB Niraula, V Rus… – Proceedings of the …, 2013 – educationaldatamining.org … Tutor and AutoTutor. Keywords Anaphora Resolution, Tutoring System, Dialogue Systems 1. INTRODUCTION Anaphora resolution is the task of resolving what a pronoun or a referential noun phrase refers to. As an example … Cited by 2 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save More

An easy to author dialogue management system for serious games D Mori, R Berta, A De Gloria, V Fiore… – Journal on Computing …, 2013 – dl.acm.org … and Subject Descriptors: I.2.7 [Artificial Intelligence]: Natural Language Processing—Language parsing and un- derstanding General Terms: Algorithms, Design Additional Key Words and Phrases: Serious games, conversational agents, dialogue systems, nonplayer character … Cited by 3 Related articles Cite Save

SpaceBook: Designing and evaluating a spoken dialogue based system for urban exploration WA Mackaness, P Bartie, T Dalmas… – Proceedings of …, 2013 – geos.ed.ac.uk … Janarthanam, S, Lemon, O, Xingkun Liu, X., Bartie, P, Mackaness, WA, Dalmas, T and Goetze J., “Integrating Location, Visibility, and Question-Answering in a Spoken Dialogue System for Pedestrian City Exploration”, Proceedings of SIGDIAL 2012 Page 6. … Cited by 2 Related articles Cite Save More

Design of Dialog-Based Intelligent Tutoring Systems to Simulate Human-to-Human Tutoring S D’Mello, A Graesser – Where Humans Meet Machines, 2013 – Springer … are conversationally smooth. We move beyond the basic AutoTutor system to novel dialog systems that model and respond to emotions and disengagement behaviors in addition to knowledge levels. These include systems … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save

WFSTDM Builder–Network-based Spoken Dialogue System Builder for Easy Prototyping E Mizukami, C Hori – uni-ulm.de Abstract This paper introduces a network-based spoken dialog system development tool kit: WFSTDM Builder developed by NICT. WFSTDM Builder provides functions to share and edit SLU and scenario so that developers can create a wfst-based spoken dialogue system … Related articles Cite Save More

Person-machine Dialogue Systems R de Córdoba Herralde – die.upm.es Objectives This course is devoted to the study of the various modules involved in an interaction system or of human-machine dialog. Starting with an overview on dialogue systems and their problems, to go on to address the key modules that make it up, … Related articles Cite Save More

Building a Hybrid: Chatterbot–Dialog System A Dingli, D Scerri – Text, Speech, and Dialogue, 2013 – Springer Abstract Generic conversational agents often use hard-coded stimulus-response data to generate responses, for which little to no effort is attributed to effectively understand and comprehend the input. The limitation of these types of systems is obvious: the general and … Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save

A New Word-Recognition Simulation Technique To Enhance The Robustness Against Recognition Errors Of Spoken Dialogue Systems R López-Cózar, AJ Rubio, P García, JC Segura – dcs.shef.ac.uk ABSTRACT We have developed a spoken dialogue system for Spanish, named SAPLEN, which aims to deal with telephone-based product orders and queries of fast-food restaurants’ clients. The system uses a continuous-speech recognition module developed … Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save More

Simulated Spoken Dialogue System Based on IOHMM with User History C Li, B Xu, XY Wang, WD Ge, HW Hao – Natural Language Processing …, 2013 – Springer Abstract Expanding corpora is very important in designing a spoken dialogue system (SDS). In this big data era, data is expensive to collect and there are rare annotations. Some researchers make much work to expand corpora, most of which is based on rule. This … Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save

A Trialogue-Based Spoken Dialogue System for Assessment of English Language Learners CM Mitchell, K Evanini, K Zechner – uni-ulm.de Abstract. Current automated assessment techniques for English language learners evaluate comprehension and synthesis skills via written text or one-turn spoken responses, measuring essential skills needed for academic and professional environments. However, … Related articles All 4 versions Cite Save More

Hands-Free Audiovisual Human Computer Interaction Framework using a Dialog System G Galatas, A Papangelis, F Makedon – heracleia.uta.edu Abstract -In this paper, we describe a framework for hands-free audiovisual interaction with a personal computer. Our system architecture is based on recognized speech from both audio and visual information, and a dialog system that is capable of deriving the user’s … Related articles Cite Save More

Dialog Systems and Their Inputs D Scerri, A Dingli – HCI International 2013-Posters’ Extended Abstracts, 2013 – Springer Abstract One of the main limitations in existent domain-independent conversational agents is that the general and linguistic knowledge of these agents is limited to what the agents’ developers explicitly defined. Therefore, a system which analyses user input at a deeper … Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save

A multi-domain dialog system to integrate heterogeneous spoken dialog systems. J Planells, LF Hurtado, E Segarra, E Sanchis – INTERSPEECH, 2013 – users.dsic.upv.es Abstract In this paper, we present an architecture to create a multidomain spoken dialog system with minimum effort by composing heterogeneous pre-existent spoken dialog systems into a new system able to perform richer interactions. A Task Manager acts as a … Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save

Response Generation Based on Hierarchical Semantic Structure with POMDP Re-ranking for Conversational Dialogue Systems JF Yeh, YC Chu – Sixth International Joint Conference on Natural … – aclweb.org Abstract Conversational spoken dialogue systems can assist individuals to communicate with machine to obtain relevant information to their problems efficiently and effectively. By referring to relevant response, individuals can understand how to interact with an … Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save More

KIT–Department of Informatics–IBDS-Institute of Operating and Dialogue Systems I Aha – 2013 – informatik.kit.edu The research of the Chair of System Architecture (Prof. Dr. F. Bellosa) is dedicated to the architecture of component-based multiserver systems and the efficient use of new hardware technologies (FPGA, STT/PC RAM) using micro cores. Additionally, operating system … All 2 versions Cite Save More

Semantic Hyperlocal Search for Parlance Mobile Spoken Dialogue System P Alexopoulos, MA Aufaure, N Ben-Mustapha… – The Semantic Web: …, 2013 – Springer Introduction Current spoken dialogue systems (SDS) for mobile search are mostly domainspecific and make use of static knowledge. Consequently they do not take into account the interests, location and contextual situation of the concrete user. We propose … All 2 versions Cite Save

Toward a Tutorial Dialogue System for Urban Navigation C Fox, KE Boyer – illc.uva.nl GPS navigation systems are tremendously beneficial for drivers, affording their users the ability to navigate to any destination regardless of their prior knowledge of the roads. However, as previous studies have shown, these systems can inhibit the formation of a … Related articles Cite Save More

A Framework for Domain-specific Multi-modal Dialog System Creation S Witt, F Ehsani, D Master, E Warren – uni-ulm.de Abstract This paper presents a framework for rapid multi-modal dialog system development for domain specific systems as well as a run-time engine that automates domain independent tasks and behaviors of a conversational multi-modal system. We present the … Related articles Cite Save More

Analyzing Effects of Filled Pauses and Silences in Responses of a Spoken Dialogue System K OHTA, N KITAOKA, S NAKAGAWA – wseas.us Abstract: Filled pauses and silences play an important role in human-to-human dialogue not only as markers of discourse structures [1] but also as cues to subsequent phrases [2]. The effects of these phenomena upon users should be considered in the implementation of … Related articles Cite Save More

Review of Dialogue Systems’ Methodologies G Kavitha, S Pande – Information Science and Applications ( …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract-Dialogue system is the conversational system enables the man to communicate with computer using natural language. Many conversational systems were developed until today in many areas like Health Care, Personal Assistant, Appointment Scheduling, … Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save

Lorenzen’s Dialogue System in Natural Communication O Yaskorska, K Budzynska, M Kacprzak – XVIII Conference – math.uni.wroc.pl The goal of this talk is to propose the description of formal dialogues in terms of speech act theory. This is a part of the studies on a communication model according to which players can not only perform a dialogue without fallacies, but also discuss about the formal means … Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save More

A Responsive Dialog System N Ward, W Tsukahara – MACHINE CONVERSATIONS – Springer 14 A Responsive Dialog System N. Ward and W. Tsukahara 1 Motivation Modeling language as people really use it is an elusive goal. Today, thanks to advances in speech recognition, dialog systems capable of understanding the meaning of user input and replying with … Related articles Cite Save

Analysis and Research on Three Different Types of Spoken Dialogue System P Zhan – Modern Computer, 2013 – en.cnki.com.cn Since the spoken dialogue system is a hot word in the human language technology area of computer science, it is promising technology and also implemented in some products. Contrasts three spoken dialogue systems which are used in different areas in foreign … Related articles Cite Save More

Optimizing Dialogue Strategy in Large-Scale Spoken Dialogue System: A Learning Automaton Based Approach G Kumaravelan, R Sivakumar – … of the Fourth International Conference on …, 2013 – Springer Abstract Application of statistical methodology to model dialogue strategy in spoken dialogue system is a growing research area. Reinforcement learning is a promising technique for creating a dialogue management component that accepts semantic of the … Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save

Towards a Cognitive Load Ready Multimodal Dialogue System for In-Vehicle Human-Machine Interaction R Neßelrath, M Feld – auto-ui-cogload.unh.edu ABSTRACT This position paper approaches one of the critical topics in the development of multimodal HMI for the automotive domain: keeping the driver’s distraction low. However, the estimation of the cognitive load (CL), of which distraction is one symptom, is difficult and … Related articles Cite Save More

Will my Spoken Dialogue System be a Slow Learner? L El Asri, R Laroche – aclweb.org Abstract This paper presents a practical methodology for the integration of reinforcement learning during the design of a Spoken Dialogue System (SDS). It proposes a method that enables SDS designers to know, in advance, the number of dialogues that their system … Related articles All 6 versions Cite Save More

Visual distraction test setup for an multimodal in-vehicle dialogue system S Larsson, S Berlin, A Eliasson, AB Mecel, F Kronlid… – illc.uva.nl Abstract The goal of the SIMSI (Safe In-vehicle Multimodal Speech Interaction) project is threefold. Firstly, to integrate a dialogue system for menu-based dialogue with a GUI-driven in-vehicle infotainment system. Secondly, to further improve the integrated system with … Related articles Cite Save More

Counseling Dialog System with 5W1H Extraction S Han, K Lee, D Lee, GG Lee – sigdial.org Abstract In this paper, we introduce our counseling dialog system. Our system interacts with users by recognizing what the users say, predicting the context, and following the users? feelings. For this interaction, our system follows three basic counseling techniques: … Related articles All 5 versions Cite Save More

Entrainment in Spoken Dialogue Systems: Adopting, Predicting and Influencing User Behavior. R Levitan – HLT-NAACL, 2013 – cs.columbia.edu Abstract Entrainment is the phenomenon of the speech of conversational partners becoming more similar to each other. This thesis proposal presents a comprehensive look at entrainment in human conversations and how entrainment may be incorporated into the … Related articles All 7 versions Cite Save More

Customizable cloud-healthcare dialogue system based on LVCSR with prosodic-contextual post-processing BW Chen, PY Shih, K Bharanitharan… – Orange …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—This work presents a customized cloudhealthcare dialogue system design based on large vocabulary continuous speech recognition (LVCSR) with prosodic-contextual post- processing. The customized cloudhealthcare dialogue system includes two parts. The first … Related articles Cite Save

Understanding computer-directed utterances in multi-user dialog systems D Wang, D Hakkani-Tur, G Tur – Acoustics, Speech and Signal …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org ABSTRACT This work aims to understand user requests when multiple users are interacting with each other and a spoken dialog system. More specifically, we explore the use of multi- human conversational context to improve domain detection in a human-computer … Related articles All 5 versions Cite Save

Addressee detection for dialog systems using temporal and spectral dimensions of speaking style. E Shriberg, A Stolcke, S Ravuri – INTERSPEECH, 2013 – msr-waypoint.net Abstract As dialog systems evolve to handle unconstrained input and for use in open environments, addressee detection (detecting speech to the system versus to other people) becomes an increasingly important challenge. We study a corpus in which speakers talk … Cited by 1 Related articles All 8 versions Cite Save More

Crowdsourcing for Spoken Dialog System Evaluation GAL Zhaojun Yang, H Meng – Crowdsourcing for Speech …, 2013 – books.google.com A spoken dialog system (SDS) is a computer system that supports human-computer conversations in speci?c knowledge domains. It integrates technologies including speech recognition, natural language understanding, dialog modeling, language generation, and … Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save

Web-based Multimodal Multi-domain Spoken Dialogue System R Jiang, RE Banchs, S Kim, KH Yeo, A Niswar, H Li – uni-ulm.de Abstract. In this paper we descri be a web-based spoken dialogue architecture, which is well- su ited to th ed evelopment of cloud en abled m ultimodal multidomain dialogue systems. Different from conventional client/server architecture, the system leverages t he latest web … Related articles Cite Save More

Towards adaptive dialogue systems for assistive living environments A Papangelis, V Karkaletsis, H Huang – Proceedings of the companion …, 2013 – dl.acm.org Abstract Adaptive Dialogue Systems can be seen as smart interfaces that typically use natural language (spoken or written) as a means of communication. They are being used in many applications, such as customer service, in-car interfaces, even in rehabilitation, and … Related articles Cite Save

Attention and Emotion Based Adaption of Dialog Systems S Hommel, A Rabie, U Handmann – Intelligent Systems: Models and …, 2013 – Springer Abstract In this work methods are described, which are used for an individual adaption of a dialog system. Anyway, an automatic real-time capable visual user attention estimation for a face to face human machine interaction is described. Furthermore, an emotion estimation … Related articles All 5 versions Cite Save

Argumentation-Based Dialogue Systems for Medical Training A Grando, L Moss, G Bel-Enguix… – Where Humans Meet …, 2013 – Springer Abstract Dialogue and argumentation have been applied to the field of Artificial Intelligence in the medical domain. arguEIRA (Grando et al., Argumentation-logic for explaining anomalous patient responses to treatments, 13th conference on Artificial Intelligence in … Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save

Multimodal Dialogue System Assessment F Landragin – Man-Machine Dialogue – Wiley Online Library Summary This chapter deals with an aspect that concerns the design stages as well as the final system once the computer implementation is finished. This is the question of evaluation, a delicate question inasmuch as an man-machine dialogue (MMD) system integrates … Cite Save

Using crowdsourcing for grammar induction with application to spoken dialogue systems E Palogiannidi – 2013 – poseidon.library.tuc.gr Abstract Spoken Dialogue Systems are becoming even more common in daily life, supporting information access to the masses in a plethora of domains, such as flight information, restaurant guide, and others. At early stages of the development of a Spoken … Cite Save More

Lexical Entrainment in Spoken Dialog Systems JDÁ Lopes – 2013 – inesc-id.pt Abstract The literature [27] has shown that speakers engaged in a spoken dialog use one another’s terms (entrain) when trying to create a common ground. Those terms are commonly called primes, since they influence the interlocutors linguistic decision-making. … Related articles Cite Save More

Event Sequence Model for Semantic Analysis of Time and Location in Dialogue System Y Noguchi, S Kogure, M Kondo, I Kobayashi, H Asoh… – 2013 – aclweb.org Abstract It is important for a natural language dialogue system to interpret relations among event concepts appearing in a dialogue. The more complex a dialog becomes, the more essential it becomes for a natural language dialogue system to perform this kind of … Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save More

Combination of Example-based and SMT-based Approaches in a Chat-oriented Dialog System L Nio, S Sakti, G Neubig, T Toda, S Nakamura – phontron.com Abstract—This paper compares and contrasts example-based and statistical machine translation (SMT) approaches for building a chat-oriented dialog system, and investigates a combined method that addresses the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches. … Related articles Cite Save More

Justification and Transparency Explanations in Dialogue Systems to Maintain Human-Computer Trust F Nothdurft, W Minker – uni-ulm.de Abstract This paper describes a web-based study testing the effects of different explanations on the human-computer trust relationship. Human-computer trust has shown to be very important in keeping the user motivated and cooperative in a human-computer interaction. … Related articles Cite Save More

The Development Stages of a Dialogue System F Landragin – Man-Machine Dialogue – Wiley Online Library Summary The choice between the different possibilities of involving a computational simulation of a user rather than a human user is based on technical and methodological criteria. The first section of this chapter presents some representative study cases to … Cite Save

Constructing Language Models for Spoken Dialogue Systems from Keyword Set K Komatani, S Mori, S Sato – … Challenges and Solutions in Applied Artificial …, 2013 – Springer Abstract Spoken dialogue systems (SDSs) need language models (LMs) for automatic speech recognizers (ASRs) for each domain. This is because domain-specific words such as proper nouns differ in domains, and they must be recognized correctly to accomplish … Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save

International evaluation of NLU benefits in the domain of in-vehicle speech dialog systems L Hackenberg, S Bongartz, C Härtle, P Leiber… – Proceedings of the 5th …, 2013 – dl.acm.org Abstract An in-vehicle speech dialog system (SDS) can support visualhaptic interfaces and reduce eyes-off-road time while driving. This work evaluates two SDS that varied according to the degree of natural language understanding afforded by the speech dialog system. In … Related articles Cite Save

Automated two-way entrainment to improve spoken dialog system performance J Lopes, M Eskenazi, I Trancoso – Acoustics, Speech and …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org ABSTRACT This paper proposes an approach to the use of lexical entrainment in Spoken Dialog Systems. This approach aims to increase the dialog success rate by adapting the lexical choices of the system to the user’s lexical choices. If the system finds that the users … Related articles All 5 versions Cite Save

Combining semantic interpretation and statistical classification for improved explanation processing in a tutorial dialogue system MO Dzikovska, E Farrow, JD Moore – homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk Abstract. We present an approach for combining symbolic interpretation and statistical classification in the natural language processing (NLP) component of a tutorial dialogue system. Symbolic NLP approaches support dynamic generation of context-adaptive … Related articles All 3 versions Cite Save More

Incorporating semantic information to selection of web texts for language model of spoken dialogue system K Yoshino, S Mori, T Kawahara – Acoustics, Speech and Signal …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org ABSTRACT A novel text selection approach for training a language model (LM) with Web texts is proposed for automatic speech recognition (ASR) of spoken dialogue systems. Compared to the conventional approach based on perplexity criterion, the proposed … Cited by 1 Related articles All 6 versions Cite Save

Development & evaluation of multilingual multimodal dialogue systems on mobile devices N Tsourakis – 2013 – archive-ouverte.unige.ch La parole étant un moyen naturel d’interaction puissant, l’objectif primordial de la présente thèse est de traiter de questions liées au déploiement et à l’évaluation d’applications mobiles utilisant la parole en combinaison avec différentes autres modalités. Notre étude … Related articles Cite Save

Using Paraphrases and Lexical Semantics to Improve the Accuracy and the Robustness of Supervised Models in Situated Dialogue Systems C Gardent, LMR Barahona – Conference on Empirical Methods in …, 2013 – hal.inria.fr Résumé: This paper explores to what extent lemmatisation, lexical resources, distributional semantics and paraphrases can increase the accuracy of supervised models for dialogue management. The results suggest that each of these factors can help improve … Related articles All 4 versions Cite Save

Sub-lexical Dialogue Act Classification in a Spoken Dialogue System Support for the Elderly with Cognitive Disabilities K Sadohara, H Kojima, T Narita, M Nihei, M Kamata… – SLPAT 2013 – aclweb.org Abstract This paper presents a dialogue act classification for a spoken dialogue system that delivers necessary information to elderly subjects with mild dementia. Lexical features have been shown to be effective for classification, but the automatic transcription of … Related articles All 6 versions Cite Save More

Dialogue System Theory B Thomson – Statistical Methods for Spoken Dialogue Management, 2013 – Springer Abstract A spoken dialogue system has a large number of complex problems to overcome. To simplify matters, two key assumptions are almost always taken. First, only dialogues with exactly two participants are considered and second, all interactions between the system … Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save

WFST-Based Spoken Dialogue System on Smartphones–Its Development and Implementation for Field Use E Mizukami, T Misu, C Hori – Mobile Data Management (MDM), …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—We proposed the WFSTDM which is an expandable and adaptable dialogue management platform. The WFSTDM combines various WFSTs and enables us to develop new dialogue management WFSTs necessary for rapid prototyping of spoken dialogue … Related articles All 4 versions Cite Save

Affective-cognitive dialogue act detection in an error-aware spoken dialogue system WB Liang, CH Wu, MH Sheng – Signal and Information …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—This paper presents an approach to affectivecognitive dialogue act detection in a spoken dialogue. To achieve this goal, the input utterance is decoded as the affective state by an emotion recognizer and a word sequence by an imperfect speech recognizer … Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save

Context-dependent voice commands in spoken dialogue systems for home environments : A study on the effect of introducing context-dependent voice commands to a spoken dialogue system for home environments K Dahlgren – 2013 – diva-portal.org Abstract This thesis aims to investigate the effect context could have to interaction between a user and a spoken dialogue system. It was assumed that using context-dependent voice commands instead of absolute semantic voice commands would make the dialogue more … Related articles Cite Save

Chat-like Spoken Dialog System for a Multi-party Dialog Incorporating Two Agents and a User R Nishimura, Y Todo, K Yamamoto, S Nakagawa – hai-conference.net Abstract: Almost all current spoken dialog systems have treated dialog that one user talks with one agent. In this paper, to achieve the multi-party conversation (polylogue, many users/agents participate conversation), the number of system agents is increased. Three … Related articles Cite Save More

Towards Learning Personalized Semantic Relevance Paths in Dialogue Systems P Alexopoulos, M Wallace – Semantic and Social Media …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—When interacting with information access systems, users have typically distinct interests, preferences and goals that may significantly influence the way they judge the relevance of these systems’ outputs. User modeling aims at capturing such interests and … Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save

Constructing a Prototype Spoken Dialogue System for World Wide Named Places R Persson – 2013 – publications.lib.chalmers.se Named places, such as named restaurants and gas stations, are usually not supported in spoken dialogue systems used in vehicles. They usually support navigation in an invehicle infotainment system in the vehicle, but the user cannot mention named places. This thesis … Related articles Cite Save More

[BOOK] Towards Adaptive Spoken Dialog Systems A Schmitt, W Minker – 2013 – Springer This book investigates stochastic methods for the automatic detection of critical dialog situations in Spoken Dialog Systems (SDS) and implements data-driven modeling and prediction techniques. The achievement of this approach is to allow for a robust and user- … Related articles All 7 versions Cite Save

Improving interpretation robustness in a tutorial dialogue system MO Dzikovska, E Farrow, JD Moore – NAACL/HLT 2013, 2013 – aclweb.org Abstract We present an experiment aimed at improving interpretation robustness of a tutorial dialogue system that relies on detailed semantic interpretation and dynamic natural language feedback generation. We show that we can improve overall interpretation … Cited by 1 Related articles All 7 versions Cite Save More

Dialog Systems Based on Markov Decision Processes Over two Real Tasks I Casanueva Pérez – 2012; 3, 2013 – addi.ehu.es In this work the state of the art of the automatic dialogue strategy management using Markov decision processes (MDP) with reinforcement learning (RL) is described. Partially observable Markov decision processes (POMDP) are also described. To test the validity of … Related articles Cite Save

Concept Discovery and Automatic Semantic Annotation for Language Understanding in an Information-Query Dialogue System Using Latent Dirichlet Allocation and Segmental Methods N Camelin, B Detienne, S Huet, D Quadri… – Knowledge Discovery, …, 2013 – Springer Abstract Efficient statistical approaches have been recently proposed for natural language understanding in the context of dialogue systems. However, these approaches are trained on data semantically annotated at the segmental level, which increases the production … Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save

Using hand gestures to control mobile spoken dialogue systems N Tsourakis – Universal Access in the Information Society, 2013 – Springer Abstract Speech and hand gestures offer the most natural modalities for everyday human-to- human interaction. The availability of diverse spoken dialogue applications and the proliferation of accelerometers on consumer electronics allow the introduction of new … Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save

User Satisfaction and Acceptability of Dialogue Systems for Detecting Counterfeit Drugs OM Olufemi – waset.org Abstract—The menace of counterfeiting pharmaceuticals/drugs has become a major threat to consumers, healthcare providers, drug manufacturers and governments. It is a source of public health concern both in the developed and developing nations. Several solutions for … Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save More

Unsupervised Spoken Language Understanding for a Multi-domain Dialog System D Lee, M Jeong, K Kim, S Ryu, G Lee – 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract: This paper proposes an unsupervised spoken language understanding (SLU) framework for a multi-domain dialog system. Our unsupervised SLU framework applies a non-parametric Bayesian approach to dialog acts, intents and slot entities, which are the … Cited by 2 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save

Multilingual medical dialog system developed as smartphone/tablet application S Hasegawa, A Hasegawa, K Takasu… – … in Medicine and …, 2013 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—Along with the concomitant rise in foreign residents in Japan has come the need to improve understanding at several social levels. The need for clear communication is most immediate in the area of the emergency or health care fields. Several types of apps exist … Related articles All 4 versions Cite Save

Towards the Use of Dialog Systems to Facilitate Inclusive Education D Griol, Z Callejas, JM Molina, A Sanchis – 2013 – e-archivo.uc3m.es Continuous advances in the development of information technologies have currently led to the possibility of accessing learning contents from anywhere, at anytime, and almost instantaneously. However, accessibility is not always the main objective in the design of … All 3 versions Cite Save

A Cloud-based Personalized Recursive Dialogue Game System for Computer-Assisted Language Learning P Su, T Yu, YY Su, L Lee – eddysu.site44.com … However, sentence-level practice lacks opportunities for language interaction and an immersive language learning environ- ment [8, 9]. Spoken dialogue systems [10, 11, 12, 13, 14] are regarded as excellent solutions to provide language interaction scenarios. … Related articles Cite Save More

A dialog based speech user interface of a makeup support system for visually impaired persons MJ Hirayama, N Kuraya, Y Komachi – Human Interface and the …, 2013 – Springer … Subjects are women with sight and they close their eyes during the experiment. As a result, subjects can do makeup by the dialog system. After the experiment, hearing was done from the subjects. The advanced mode was felt better for repeated use of the system. … Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save

A dialogue management system using a corpus-based framework and a dynamic dialogue transition model S Kang, Y Ko, J Seo – AI Communications, 2013 – IOS Press … Keywords: Dialogue system, corpus-based framework, dialogue strategy, dynamic dialogue transition model 1. Introduction … E-mail: yjko@dau.ac.kr. advanced way in which such robots interact with hu- man beings is through a spoken dialogue system. … Related articles All 4 versions Cite Save

Autonomous Air Traffic Control Dialog Management System to Enable Unmanned Aircraft in the National Airspace System S Gunawardana, J Alonso – … Meeting including the New Horizons Forum …, 2013 – arc.aiaa.org … Even though those manuals are not written in a formulaic manner that allows for easy codification of the rules of ATC dialog, they nonetheless establish a rule-based dialog system wherein each conversation has defined start and end states regardless of the messages or … Cite Save