Dialog Systems 2014


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Co-adaptation in spoken dialogue systems S Chandramohan, M Geist, F Lefevre… – Natural Interaction with …, 2014 – Springer Abstract Spoken dialogue systems are man-machine interfaces which use speech as the medium of interaction. In recent years, dialogue optimization using reinforcement learning has evolved to be a state-of-the-art technique. The primary focus of research in the … Cited by 5 Related articles All 9 versions

Predicateargument structure analysis with zero-anaphora resolution for dialogue systems K Imamura, R Higashinaka, T Izumi – Proc. COLING, 2014 – anthology.aclweb.org Abstract This paper presents predicate-argument structure analysis (PASA) for dialogue systems in Japanese. Conventional PASA and semantic role labeling have been applied to newspaper articles. Because pronominalization and ellipses frequently appear in … Cited by 2

Keynote: Statistical Approaches to Open-domain Spoken Dialogue Systems S Young – 15th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on …, 2014 – aclweb.org In contrast to traditional rule-based approaches to building spoken dialogue systems, recent research has shown that it is possible to implement all of the required functionality using statistical models trained using a combination of supervised learning and reinforcement … Cited by 1

Yochina: Mobile Multimedia and Multimodal Crosslingual Dialogue System F Xu, S Schmeier, R Ai, H Uszkoreit – Natural Interaction with Robots, …, 2014 – Springer Abstract Yochina is a mobile application for crosslingual and cross-cultural understanding. The core of the demonstrated app supports dialogues between English and Chinese and German and Chinese. The dialogue facility is connected with interactive language guides, … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

A Two-Step Approach for Efficient Domain Selection in Multi-Domain Dialog Systems I Lee, S Kim, K Kim, D Lee, J Choi, S Ryu… – Natural Interaction with …, 2014 – Springer Abstract This paper discusses a domain selection method for multi-domain dialog systems to generate the most appropriate system utterance in response to a user utterance. We present a two-step approach for efficient domain selection. In our proposed approach, the domain … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

A clustering approach to assess real user profiles in spoken dialogue systems Z Callejas, D Griol, KP Engelbrecht… – Natural Interaction with …, 2014 – Springer Abstract Evaluation methodologies for spoken dialogue systems try to provide an efficient means of assessing the quality of the system and/or predicting the user satisfaction. In order to do so, they must be carried out over a corpus of dialogues which contains as many … Cited by 1 Related articles All 5 versions

SARA: Singapore’s Automated Responsive Assistant, a multimodal dialogue system for touristic information AI Niculescu, R Jiang, S Kim, KH Yeo… – Mobile Web Information …, 2014 – Springer Abstract In this paper we describe SARA, a multimodal dialogue system offering touristic assistance for visitors coming to Singapore. The system is implemented as an Android mobile phone application and provides information about local attractions, restaurants, … Cited by 1

Integration of multiple sound source localization results for speaker identification in multiparty dialogue system T Nakashima, K Komatani, S Sato – Natural Interaction with Robots, …, 2014 – Springer Abstract Humanoid robots need to head toward human participants when answering to their questions in multiparty dialogues. Some positions of participants are difficult to localize from robots in multiparty situations, especially when the robots can only use their own sensors. … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

Crowdsourcing Language Generation Templates for Dialogue Systems M Mitchell, WA Redmond, D Bohus… – INLG and SIGDIAL …, 2014 – msr-waypoint.net Abstract We explore the use of crowdsourcing to generate natural language in spoken dialogue systems. We introduce a methodology to elicit novel templates from the crowd based on a dialogue seed corpus, and investigate the effect that the amount of … Cited by 1

Hypotheses Ranking for Robust Domain Classification And Tracking in Dialogue Systems JP Robichaud, PA Crook, P Xu… – … Conference of the …, 2014 – mazsola.iit.uni-miskolc.hu Abstract We present a novel application of hypothesis ranking (HR) for the task of domain detection in a multi-domain, multiturn dialog system. Alternate, domain dependent, semantic frames from a spoken language understanding (SLU) analysis are ranked using a … Cited by 1

Interaction Quality Estimation in Spoken Dialogue Systems Using Hybrid-HMMs S Ultes, W Minker – 15th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on …, 2014 – aclweb.org Abstract Research trends on SDS evaluation are recently focusing on objective assessment methods. Most existing methods, which derive quality for each systemuser-exchange, do not consider temporal dependencies on the quality of previous exchanges. In this work, we … Cited by 1

A domain-independent statistical methodology for dialog management in spoken dialog systems D Griol, Z Callejas, R López-Cózar… – Computer Speech & …, 2014 – Elsevier Abstract This paper proposes a domain-independent statistical methodology to develop dialog managers for spoken dialog systems. Our methodology employs a data-driven classification procedure to generate abstract representations of system turns taking into … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

Adaptive generation in dialogue systems using dynamic user modeling S Janarthanam, O Lemon – Computational Linguistics, 2014 – MIT Press A user-adaptive spoken dialogue system in a technical support domain should be able to generate instructions that are appropriate to the user’s level of domain expertise (using appropriate referring expressions for domain entities, generating instructions with … Cited by 1

The dare corpus: A resource for anaphora resolution in dialogue based intelligent tutoring systems NB Niraula, V Rus, R Banjade, D Stefanescu… – … and Evaluation, LREC, 2014 – lrec-conf.org … The data set is publicly available. Keywords: Anaphora Resolution, Dialogue Systems, Tutoring Systems 1. Introduction We present in this paper the DARE corpus, an annotated data set for fostering the development of anaphora resolu- tion algorithms in dialogue systems. … Cited by 1 Related articles

Modeling User’s State During Dialog Turn Using HMM For Multi-modal Spoken Dialog System Y Chiba, M Ito, A Ito – … 2014, The Seventh International Conference on …, 2014 – thinkmind.org Abstract: Conventional spoken dialog systems cannot estimate the user’s state while waiting for an input from the user because the estimation process is triggered by observing the user’s utterance. This is a problem when, for some reason, the user cannot make an input … Related articles

Ten Challenges in Highly-Interactive Dialog Systems NG Ward, D DeVault – 2014 – cs.utep.edu Abstract Systems capable of highly-interactive dialog have recently been developed in several domains. This paper considers how to build on these successes to make systems more robust, easier to develop, more adaptable, and more scientifically significant.

Cooking with a robot: The Dialogue System A Vorwerg, M Chromik, P Pekala – techfak.uni-bielefeld.de Abstract This project is part of a kitchen assistance program providing different user interfaces. The role of this project is the voice interface. The user should be able to get kitchen device statuses, cooking instructions and explanations about the use of the … Related articles

A Dialog System with Human-to-Human Conversation Example L Nio, S Sakti, G Neubig, T Toda, S Nakamura – phontron.com Example-based dialog modeling (EBDM) is datadriven approach for deploying dialog systems [1, 2]. Some studies propose constructing dialog examples from available human-to human conversation log databases [3, 4] or movie scripts [5]. However, these works did …

Spoken dialogue systems: the new frontier in human-computer interaction P Lison, R Meena – XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students, 2014 – dl.acm.org Spoken language is one of the most natural forms of communication for human beings. Since early childhood, we have all learned how to understand and produce speech in order to interact with one another. A large part of our waking life is spent in social interactions mediated …

A pragmatic tutorial dialogue system: design, implementation and evaluation in a health sciences domain JA McDonald – 2014 – otago.ourarchive.ac.nz In large undergraduate classes, it is time-consuming, costly and seldom practical for the teacher to provide individualised feedback to students on their written responses to questions. A request for advice in relation to these issues, from the coordinator of a large … Related articles

Proposal of Open-ended Dialog System Based on Topic Maps R Ota, M Kimura – Procedia Technology, 2014 – Elsevier Abstract In this study, we proposed an open-ended dialog system based on topic maps. It is based on the fact that keywords and dialog answers are mapped to topics and their relationships are considered as associations. Based on this structure, we proposed a …

Evaluating a Spoken Dialogue System that Detects and Adapts to User Affective States D Litman, K Forbes-Riley – 15th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest …, 2014 – aclweb.org Abstract We present an evaluation of a spoken dialogue system that detects and adapts to user disengagement and uncertainty in real-time. We compare this version of our system to a version that adapts to only user disengagement, and to a version that ignores user …

DietTalk: Diet and Health Assistant Based on Spoken Dialog System S Jung, SH SeonghanRyu, GG Lee – uni-ulm.de Abstract. This paper presents DietTalk, a diet and health assistant based on a spoken dialog system. The purpose of DietTalk is to help people to control their weight by consulting with it using natural language. DietTalk stores personal status, provides food and exercise …

A Dialogue System for Ensuring Safe Rehabilitation A Papangelis, G Galatas, K Tsiakas… – Universal Access in …, 2014 – Springer Abstract Dialogue Systems (DS) are intelligent user interfaces, able to provide intuitive and natural interaction with their users, through a variety of modalities. We present, here, a DS whose purpose is to ensure that patients are consistently and correctly performing … Related articles

Using a Spoken Dialogue System for Crowdsourcing Street-level Geographic Information R Meena, J Boye, G Skantze, J Gustafson – 2nd Workshop on Action, …, 2014 – clt.gu.se Abstract We present a novel scheme for enriching geographic database with street-level geographic information that could be useful for pedestrian navigation. A spoken dialogue system for crowdsourcing street-level geographic details was developed and tested in an …

A spoken dialogue system with situation and emotion detection based on anthropomorphic learning for warming healthcare d BH Su, PW Fu, PC Lin, PY Shih, YC Lin… – … (ICOT), 2014 IEEE …, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—This work presents a spoken dialogue system with situation and emotion detection based on anthropomorphic learning for warming healthcare. To provide more warming feedback of the system, we combine situation and emotion detection with spoken …

Micro-Counseling Dialog System based on Semantic Content S Han, Y Kim, GG Lee – uni-ulm.de Abstract. This paper introduces a text dialog system that can provide counseling dialog based on the semantic content of user utterances. We extract emotion-, problem-, and reason-oriented semantic contents from user utterances to generate micro-counseling …

Alex: A Statistical Dialogue Systems Framework F Jur?í?ek, O Dušek, O Plátek, L Žilka – Text, Speech and Dialogue, 2014 – Springer Abstract This paper describes the Alex Dialogue Systems Framework (ADSF). The ADSF currently includes mature components for public telephone network connectivity, voice activity detection, automatic speech recognition, statistical spoken language …

A set of quantitative user experience metrics for multi-modal dialog systems S Witt – … Communication; 11. ITG Symposium; Proceedings of, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract This paper introduces a framework for evaluating multimodal mobile speech applications. Existing evaluation speech frameworks from related disciplines have been extended to meet the needs of multi-modal mobile speech applications. This is done by …

Metalogue: A Multiperspective Multimodal Dialogue System with Metacognitive Abilities for Highly Adaptive and Flexible Dialogue Management J Alexandersson, M Aretoulaki… – Intelligent …, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—This poster paper presents a high-level description of the Metalogue project that is developing a multi-modal dialogue system that is able to implement interactive behaviors that seem natural to users and is flexible enough to exploit the full potential of multimodal …

Two Alternative Frameworks for Deploying Spoken Dialogue Systems to Mobile Platforms for Evaluation “In the Wild” H Hastie, MA Aufaure, P Alexopoulos, H Bouchard… – macs.hw.ac.uk Abstract We demonstrate two alternative frameworks for testing and evaluating spoken dialogue systems on mobile devices for use “in the wild”. We firstly present a spoken dialogue system that uses third party ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) and TTS (Text- …

Dialogue Models for Bilingual Human-Computer Interaction in a City Information System J Schwarz, V Matoušek – fi.muni.cz … matousek@kiv.zcu.cz Abstract. In this paper we report on some special problems arising during the building of a bilingual dialogue system, concerning especially parsing and dia- logue modeling. We describe an unique automated … Related articles

Towards a serious game playing empathic robotic tutorial dialogue system S Janarthanam, H Hastie, A Deshmukh… – Proceedings of the 2014 …, 2014 – dl.acm.org Abstract There are several challenges in applying conversational social robots to Technology Enhanced Learning and Serious Gaming. In this paper, we focus in particular on the dialogue management issues in building an empathic robotic tutor that plays a … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

A dynamic dialog system using semantic web technologies M Ababneh – 2014 – dl.acm.org Abstract A dialog system or a conversational agent provides a means for a human to interact with a computer system. Dialog systems use text, voice and other means to carry out conversations with humans in order to achieve some objective. Most dialog systems are … All 2 versions

Pilot Scenario Design for Evaluating a Metacognitive Skills Learning Dialogue System D Spiliotopoulos, O Petukhova, D Koryzis… – HCI International 2014- …, 2014 – Springer Abstract This work describes the experimentation on the application of evaluation methodologies for creating metrics that evaluate the experience of the users of the Metalogue system as they learn and using them to validate the effective ability of the … Related articles

Spoken Dialog System: Direction Guide for Lahore City AI ul Haq, A Anwar, A Ahmad, T Habib – 2012www.cle.org.pk Abstract A Direction Guide Spoken Dialog System is a system that asks an Urdu language user about his current and the destination location over a telephone and then gives direction guidance to the user from the user’s present location to the destination location. A …

User Experience and Social Attribution for an Embodied Spoken Dialog System B Weiss, S Willkomm – ceur-ws.org Abstract. A public information system with an Embodied Conversational Agent is evaluated in a laboratory setting concerning Social Actorship, Social Acceptance, perceived Control, Pragmatic Quality and Hedonic Qualities. Results show a positive experience for … Related articles

Application of Verbal Intelligence in Dialog Systems for Multimodal Interaction F Nothdurft, F Honold, K Zablotskaya… – Intelligent …, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—In this paper we present a prototypical dialog system adaptive to verbal user intelligence. Verbal intelligence (VI) is the ability to analyze information and to solve problems using language-based reasoning. VI can be analyzed by the number of reused …

Dialogue Strategies for Dialogue System: A Review S Arora – davasrijircs.in Abstract A Dialogue System is a system which interacts with human in natural language. At present many universities and companies are developing the dialogue system. This paper will discuss about dialogue system, its components, different domains on the basis of … Related articles

Multimodal Dialogue Systems with InproTKS and Venice C Kennington, S Kousidis… – Proceedings of the 18th …, 2014 – pub.uni-bielefeld.de Abstract We present extensions of the incremental processing toolkit INPROTK which, together with our networking adaptors (Venice), make it possible to plug in sensors and to achieve situated, real-time, multimodal dialogue. We also describe a new module which …

HALEF: an open-source standard-compliant telephony-based modular spoken dialog system–A review and an outlook D Suendermann-Oeft, V Ramanarayanan… – sail.usc.edu Abstract We describe completed and ongoing research on HALEF, a telephonybased open- source spoken dialog system that can be used with different plug-andplay back-end modules. We present two examples of such a module, one which classifies whether the …

A Multimodal In-Car Dialogue System That Tracks The Driver’s Attention S Kousidis, C Kennington, T Baumann… – Proceedings of the 16th …, 2014 – dl.acm.org Abstract When a passenger speaks to a driver, he or she is co-located with the driver, is generally aware of the situation, and can stop speaking to allow the driver to focus on the driving task. In-car dialogue systems ignore these important aspects, making them more …

Proactivity in Spoken Dialog Systems H Hofmann, U Ehrlich, A Berton, AG Daimler – smart-objects.org ABSTRACT Proactive speech interfaces have been a hot research topic for many years. However, until today, no precise definition of proactive behavior in spoken dialog systems (SDSs) and its influencing factors has been made. Therefore, this paper aims at defining … Related articles

Multimodal Dialogue System for Interaction in AmI Environment by Means of File-Based Services N Ábalos, G Espejo, R López-Cózar… – Natural Interaction with …, 2014 – Springer Abstract This paper presents our ongoing work on the development of a multimodal dialogue system to enable user control of home appliances in an ambient intelligence environment. The physical interaction with the appliances is carried out by means of … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

Dialogue Management in Spoken Dialogue System with Visual Feedback W Ge, B Xu – PRICAI 2014: Trends in Artificial Intelligence, 2014 – Springer Abstract Dialogue Management (DM) is an essential issue in Spoken Dialogue Systems (SDS). Most of previous studies on DM do not consider the visual feedback from machine to user that could accelerate the dialogue process dramatically. Thus, in this paper, we firstly …

Dynamic dialog system for human robot collaboration: playing a game of pairs A Kipp, F Kummert – Proceedings of the second international conference …, 2014 – dl.acm.org Abstract This paper presents results of a first study for a human-robot-interaction in which the robot Flobi autonomously plays the game’pairs’ against a human player. Integrated is a dialog system which can use different dynamic sentence structures for altering the verbal …

Language Technology II: Natural Language Dialogue Verbal Output Generation in Dialogue Systems I Kruijff-Korbayová – coli.uni-saarland.de Page 1. Language Technology II: Natural Language Dialogue Verbal Output Generation in Dialogue Systems Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová ivana.kruijff@dfki.de Page 2. 2 Dialog System: Basic Architecture Dialogue Manager TTS Input Interpretation ASR Output Generation …

Combining Non-Expert and Expert Crowd Work to Convert Web APIs to Dialog Systems THK Huang, WS Lasecki, AL Ritter… – … AAAI Conference on …, 2014 – cs.rochester.edu Abstract Thousands of web APIs expose data and services that would be useful to access with natural dialog, from weather and sports to Twitter and movies. The process of adapting each API to a robust dialog system is difficult and time-consuming, as it requires not only …

Design challenges of Spoken Dialogue System in Bodo MK Deka, A Deka – researchgate.net Abstract-In the last few years there is a significant development in natural language processing, speech recognition and text-to-speech conversion. In these significant development the research in spoken dialogue is Spoken dialogue can play a vital role …

Who Discovered the Electron Neutrino? A Telephony-Based Distributed Open-Source Standard-Compliant Spoken Dialog System for Question Answering T Mehrez, A Abdelkawy, Y Heikal, P Lange, H Nabil… – halef.org ABSTRACT The development of spoken dialog systems (SDSs) has traditionally assumed two orthogonal directions dependent on whether academia or industry was concerned. The former has been led by the conviction that systems should be as human-like and data- … Cited by 3 Related articles All 6 versions

Looking Back at Daisie: A Retrospective View on Situated Dialogue Systems Development RJ Ross – clt.gu.se Abstract In this talk we give a brief retrospective analysis of the creation and application of the Daisie architecture for Situated Dialogue that was developed between 2004 and 2009 in Bremen, Germany. In addition to reviewing the design rational and features of Daisie, the …

Model for Question-Answer based Dialogue System for Indian Railways in Hindi Language LSAGK Kaur – davasrijircs.in Abstract—A dialogue based Question Answering (QA) system for Railway information in Hindi has been described. The main component of our QA system is the Dialogue Manager (DM), to handle the dialogues between user and system. It is necessary in generating … Related articles

A Chatbot Dialogue Manager-Chatbots and Dialogue Systems: A Hybrid Approach A Woudenberg – 2014 – dspace.learningnetworks.org Conversational software, that is software with which a user can converse in a natural language such as English or Dutch, can be classified into two distinct categories: chatbots and dialogue systems. Both categories of systems have their advantages and …

Spoken Dialogue System for Restaurant Recommendation and Reservation RE Banchs, S Kim – Fifteenth Annual Conference of the International …, 2014 – 193.6.4.39 Abstract This Show & Tell demo paper describes a multi-strategy spoken dialogue system for restaurant recommendation and reservation in Singapore. The system uses a three phased dialogue strategy for recommendation, selection and booking. Given its simple …

Efficient Language Model Construction for Spoken Dialog Systems by Inducting Language Resources of Different Languages T Misu, S Matsuda, E Mizukami, H Kashioka… – Natural Interaction with …, 2014 – Springer Abstract Since the quality of the language model directly affects the performance of the spoken dialog system (SDS), we should use a statistical language model (LM) trained with a large amount of data that is matched to the task domain. When porting a SDS to another … Related articles All 3 versions

A Spoken Dialogue System for Noisy Environment K Kogure, M Yoshinaga, H Suzuki… – HCI International 2014- …, 2014 – Springer Abstract One of the important challenges for achieving a spoken dialogue system in noisy environments is to make the system’s speech audible for the user. Although there have been many studies on speech recognition in noisy environments, very few attempts to improve … Related articles

Bootstrapping Dialog Systems with Word Embeddings G Forgues, J Pineau, JM Larchevêque, R Tremblay – cs.cmu.edu Abstract One of the main tasks of a dialog system is to assign intents to user utterances, which is a form of text classification. Since intent labels are application-specific, bootstrapping a new dialog system requires collecting and annotating in-domain data. To …

Leveraging Frame Semantics and Distributional Semantics for Unsupervised Semantic Slot Induction in Spoken Dialogue Systems YN Chen, WY Wang, AI Rudnicky – sp14.ws Abstract Although the spoken dialogue system community in speech and the semantic parsing community in natural language processing share many similar tasks and approaches, they have progressed independently over years with few interactions. This … Related articles All 2 versions

SAIL-GRS: Grammar Induction for Spoken Dialogue Systems using CF-IRF Rule Similarity K Zervanou, N Malandrakis, S Narayanan – SemEval 2014, 2014 – aclweb.org Abstract The SAIL-GRS system is based on a widely used approach originating from information retrieval and document indexing, the TF-IDF measure. In this implementation for spoken dialogue system grammar induction, rule constituent frequency and inverse rule …

From rule-based to data-driven lexical entrainment models in spoken dialog systems J Lopes, M Eskenazi, I Trancoso – Computer Speech & Language, 2014 – Elsevier Abstract This paper presents uses a data-driven approach to improve Spoken Dialog System (SDS) performance by automatically finding the most appropriate terms to be used in system prompts. The literature shows that speakers use one another’s terms (entrain) …

An empirically-based, tutorial dialogue system: design, implementation and evaluation in a first year health sciences course. J McDonald, A Knott, S Stein, R Zeng – ascilite.org.au This paper presents one possible approach to providing individualised and immediate feedback to students’ written responses to short-answer questions. The classroom context for this study is a large first-year undergraduate health sciences course. The motivation for … Related articles All 4 versions

A Proposal for Processing and Fusioning Multiple Information Sources in Multimodal Dialog Systems D Griol, JM Molina, J García-Herrero – Highlights of Practical Applications …, 2014 – Springer Abstract Multimodal dialog systems can be defined as computer systems that process two or more user input modes and combine them with multimedia system output. This paper is focused on the multimodal input, providing a proposal to process and fusion the multiple … Related articles All 2 versions

News Navigation System based on Proactive Dialogue Strategy K Yoshino, T Kawahara – uni-ulm.de … Studies on spoken dialogue systems now enter a new stage. A large number of spo- ken dialogue systems have been investigated and many systems are now deployed in the real world, most typically as smart phone applications, which interact with a diversity of users. …

Integration of an On-line Kaldi Speech Recogniser to the Alex Dialogue Systems Framework O Plátek, F Jur?í?ek – Text, Speech and Dialogue, 2014 – Springer Abstract This paper describes the integration of an on-line Kaldi speech recogniser into the Alex Dialogue Systems Framework (ADSF). As the Kaldi OnlineLatgenRecogniser is written in C++, we first developed a Python wrapper for the recogniser so that the ADSF, written in …

OfficeMate: A Study of an Online Learning Dialog System for Mobile Assistive Robots S Müller, S Sprenger, HM Gross – ADAPTIVE 2014, The Sixth …, 2014 – thinkmind.org Abstract: Service robots in the near future are supposed to live together with humans in their private homes for a longer time period. In this situation, experience and attitudes of the users change and thus, the robot has to develop its behavior, too, and it has to adapt to the … Cited by 1 Related articles

Processing and fusioning multiple heterogeneous information sources in multimodal dialog systems D Griol, JM Molina… – … Fusion (FUSION), 2014 …, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—Context-aware dialog systems must be able to process very heterogeneous information sources and user input modes. In this paper we propose a method to fuse multimodal inputs into a unified representation. This representation allows the dialog …

Word embeddings: A semi-supervised learning method for slot-filling in spoken dialog systems X Yang, Z Chen, J Liu – Chinese Spoken Language Processing …, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract One of the key components in spoken dialog systems is semantic slot-filling, a sequence tagging task. There are several stateof-the-art supervised approaches to model the slot-filling problem such as conditional random fields (CRF), support vector machine ( …

Generation of Fillers and Grabbers in a Natural Dialogue System T Krikke – 2014 – hmi.ewi.utwente.nl Human conversations seem to have no structure at all, people interrupt each other whenever they like to. During a speaker’s turn people can barge in whenever they want to say something making it difficult for the speaker to make his point. Speakers try to make it … Related articles

Knowledge Acquisition Strategies for Goal-Oriented Dialog Systems A Pappu, AI Rudnicky – cs.cmu.edu Abstract Many goal-oriented dialog agents are expected to identify slot-value pairs in a spoken query, then perform lookup in a knowledge base to complete the task. When the agent encounters unknown slotvalues, it may ask the user to repeat or reformulate the … Cited by 1 Related articles

A Brief History and Recent Trend of Spoken Dialog Systems (SDS) T Kawahara – 2014 – ncmmsc.org U: GRASP THE PYRAMID. S: I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHICH PYRAMID YOU MEAN. U: FIND A BLOCK WHICH IS TALLER THAN THE ONE YOU ARE HOLDING AND PUT IT INTO THE BOX. S: BY” IT”, I ASSUME YOU MEAN THE BLOCK WHICH IS TALLER THAN THE … Related articles All 2 versions

Modeling Filled Pauses and Silences for Responses of a Spoken Dialogue System K Ohta, N Kitaoka, S Nakagawa – naun.org Abstract—In human-to-human dialogue, pauses such as filled pauses and silences play an important role not only as markers of discourse structures [1] but also as cues to subsequent phrases [2]. As shown in these previous literatures, the modeling of filled pause [20][21] is …

Design and implementation of scenic-spot introduction-task-oriented 3D virtual human spoken dialogue system – Journal of Beijing Institute of …, 2014 – cnki.com.cn [??]: A scenic-spot introduction-task-oriented 3Dvirtual human spoken dialogue system— EasyGuide is introduced. The system includes five modules: natural language processing, task domain knowledge database, dialogue management, voice processing and 3Dvirtual …

Human pause and resume behaviours for unobtrusive humanlike in-car spoken dialogue systems J Edlund, F Edelstam, J Gustafson – EACL 2014, 2014 – aclweb.org Abstract This paper presents a first, largely qualitative analysis of a set of human-human dialogues recorded specifically to provide insights in how humans handle pauses and resumptions in situations where the speakers cannot see each other, but have to rely on … All 2 versions

[BOOK] Rapid prototyping and evaluation of dialogue systems for virtual humans S Gandhe – 2014 – gradworks.umi.com Abstract: This thesis presents contributions towards Rapid Prototyping and Evaluation of Dialogue Systems for Virtual Humans. Different architectures have been proposed for developing Virtual Human Dialogue Systems. These can be broadly classified in two …

Scalable summary-state pomdp hybrid dialog system for multiple goal drifting requests and massive slot entity instances S Koo, S Ryu, K Lee, GG Lee – uni-ulm.de Abstract One of the main problems with Partially Observable Markov Decision Process (POMDP) in development of spoken dialog system (SDS) is lack of scalability. In development of an SDS with Electronic Program Guide (EPG) domain, we devised a …

Development of a dialogue scenario editor on a web browser for a spoken dialogue system R Nishimura, D Yamamoto, T Uchiya… – Proceedings of the second …, 2014 – dl.acm.org Abstract We developed a scenario editor to improve the environment of scenario editing for a spoken dialogue system. The purpose of this study is to improve the editing environment of the spoken dialogue system. We have developed MMDAgent (a fully open-source toolkit …

A Natural Conversational Virtual Human with Multimodal Dialog System IR Ali, G Sulong, AH Basori – Jurnal Teknologi, 2014 – jurnalteknologi.utm.my Abstract The making of virtual human character to be realistic and credible in real time automated dialog animation system is necessary. This kind of animation carries importance elements for many applications such as games, virtual agents and movie animations. It is …

Alex: Bootstrapping a Spoken Dialogue System for a New Domain by Real Users O Dušek, O Plátek, L Žilka… – 15th Annual Meeting of …, 2014 – anthology.aclweb.org Abstract When deploying a spoken dialogue system in a new domain, one faces a situation where little to no data is available to train domain-specific statistical models. We describe our experience with bootstrapping a dialogue system for public transit and weather …

Evaluation of a Fully Automatic Cooperative Persuasive Dialogue System T Hiraoka, G Neubig, S Sakti, T Toda, S Nakamura – uni-ulm.de Abstract In this paper, we construct and evaluate a fully automated text-based cooperative persuasive dialogue system, which is able to persuade the user to take a specific action while maintaining user satisfaction. In our previous works, we created a dialogue …

Deep Neural Networks For Spoken Dialog Systems C MAIN – 2014 – macs.hw.ac.uk Abstract Deep learning, particularly deep neural networks, has has revolutionized automatic speech recognition (ASR) and also has shown first promising results in belief state estimation in spoken dialogue systems [Henderson et al., 2013]. In dialog systems,” state …

Application and Evaluation of a Conditioned Hidden Markov Model for Estimating Interaction Quality of Spoken Dialogue Systems S Ultes, R ElChab, W Minker – Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots …, 2014 – Springer Abstract The interaction quality (IQ) metric has recently been introduced for measuring the quality of spoken dialogue systems (SDSs) on the exchange level. While previous work relied on support vector machines (SVMs), we evaluate a conditioned hidden Markov … Cited by 1 Related articles All 5 versions

Developing Non-goal Dialog System Based on Examples of Drama Television L Nio, S Sakti, G Neubig, T Toda, M Adriani… – Natural Interaction with …, 2014 – Springer Abstract This paper presents a design and experiments of developing a non-goal dialog system by utilizing human-to-human conversation examples from drama television. The aim is to build a conversational agent that can interact with users in as natural a fashion as … Cited by 3 Related articles All 3 versions

Real Users and Real Dialog Systems: The Hard Challenge for SDS AW Black, M Eskenazi – Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots and …, 2014 – Springer Abstract Much of the research done in our community is based on developing spoken dialog systems and testing various techniques within those dialog systems. Because it makes it easier to deal with our experimental conditions, many of our tests and studies involve … Related articles All 3 versions

A Practical Application of Evolving Fuzzy-Rule-Based Classifiers for the Development of Spoken Dialog Systems D Griol, JA Iglesias, A Ledezma, A Sanchis – … Intelligence Applications and …, 2014 – Springer Abstract In this paper we present a statistical approach based on evolving Fuzzy-rule-based (FRB) classifiers for the development of dialog managers for spoken dialog systems. The dialog managers developed by means of our proposal select the next system action by …

User Modeling by Using Bag-of-Behaviors for Building a Dialog System Sensitive to the Interlocutor’s Internal State Y Chiba, T Nose, A Ito, M Ito – … of the Special Interest Group on …, 2014 – anthology.aclweb.org Abstract When using spoken dialog systems in actual environments, users sometimes abandon the dialog without making any input utterance. To help these users before they give up, the system should know why they could not make an utterance. Thus, we have …

Evaluation of Machine-led Error Recovery Strategies for Domain Switches in a Spoken Dialog System S Reichel, U Ehrlich, A Berton, M Weber – uni-ulm.de Abstract Spoken dialog systems which include multiple domains or many applications set high requirements for natural language understanding. As the functionality in such systems increase, recognition errors and ambiguous interpretations are likely to occur. However, …

Natural Language Generation as Incremental Planning Under Uncertainty: Adaptive Information Presentation for Statistical Dialogue Systems V Rieser, O Lemon, S Keizer – Audio, Speech, and Language …, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—We present and evaluate a novel approach to natural language generation (NLG) in statistical spoken dialogue systems (SDS) using a data-driven statistical optimization framework for incremental information presentation (IP), where there is a trade-off to be … Related articles

A Framework to Develop Adaptive Multimodal Dialog Systems for Android-Based Mobile Devices D Griol, JM Molina – Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Systems, 2014 – Springer Abstract Mobile devices programming has emerged as a new trend in software development. The main developers of operating systems for such devices have provided APIs for developers to implement their own applications, including different solutions for … Related articles All 2 versions

Detecting Inappropriate Clarification Requests in Spoken Dialogue Systems A Liu, R Sloan, MV Then… – … of the 15th …, 2014 – academiccommons.columbia.edu Abstract: Spoken Dialogue Systems ask for clarification when they think they have misunderstood users. Such requests may differ depending on the information the system believes it needs to clarify. However, when the error type or location is misidentified, …

Assessing and Monitoring Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Through Natural Interaction With an Adaptive Dialogue System A Papangelis, F Makedon… – Journal of Applied …, 2014 – Wiley Online Library We present an Adaptive Dialogue System, able to make conversation in natural language with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-suffering users, and guide the way that allows eliciting information about their disorder and progress of their treatment. As the …

Policy Learning for Domain Selection in an Extensible Multi-domain Spoken Dialogue System Z Wang, H Chen, G Wang, H Tian, H Wu, H Wang – anthology.aclweb.org Abstract This paper proposes a Markov Decision Process and reinforcement learning based approach for domain selection in a multidomain Spoken Dialogue System built on a distributed architecture. In the proposed framework, the domain selection problem is …

SemEval-2014 Task 2: Grammar Induction for Spoken Dialogue Systems I Klasinas, E Iosif, K Louka, A Potamianos – SemEval 2014, 2014 – anthology.aclweb.org Abstract In this paper we present the SemEval-2014 Task 2 on spoken dialogue grammar induction. The task is to classify a lexical fragment to the appropriate semantic category (grammar rule) in order to construct a grammar for spoken dialogue systems. We describe …

A User Model for Dialog System Evaluation Based on Activation of Subgoals KP Engelbrecht – Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots and …, 2014 – Springer Abstract User models have become increasingly popular to conduct simulation-based testing of spoken dialog systems. These models usually describe users’ overt behavior, as opposed to the underlying reasons for the observed actions. While such models are useful … Related articles All 5 versions

The Use Of Discriminative Belief Tracking In Pomdp-Based Dialogue Systems D Kim, M Henderson, M Gašic, P Tsiakoulis, S Young – svr-www.eng.cam.ac.uk ABSTRACT Statistical spoken dialogue systems based on Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDPs) have been shown to be more robust to speech recognition errors by maintaining a belief distribution over multiple dialogue states and making policy …

Rapidly scaling dialog systems with interactive learning JD Williams, NB Niraula, P Dasigi, A Lakshmiratan… – uni-ulm.de Abstract In personal assistant dialog systems, intent models are classifiers that identify the intent of a user utterance, such as to add a meeting to a calendar, or get the director of a stated movie. Rapidly adding intents is one of the main bottlenecks to scaling—adding …

Modeling user response timings in spoken dialog systems S Witt – International Journal of Speech Technology, 2014 – Springer Abstract This article is concerned with optimizing human-machine turn-taking. In particular, the article covers an in-depth analysis of the timings when users respond to system query in spoken dialog systems. The goal of this work is to obtain a broad understanding of such …

Detecting Multiple Domains from User’s Utterance in Spoken Dialog System S Ryu, J Song, S Koo, S Kwon, GG Lee – uni-ulm.de Abstract. Multi-domain spoken dialog system should be able to detect more than one domain from a user’s utterance. However, it is difficult to train an accurate binary classifier of a domain based on only positive and unlabeled examples. This paper improves …

A novel approach for data fusion and dialog management in user-adapted multimodal dialog systems D Griol, J Garcia-Herrero… – … Fusion (FUSION), 2014 …, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org Abstract—Multimodal dialog systems have demonstrated a high potential for more flexible, usable and natural humancomputer interaction. These improvements are highly dependent on the fusion and dialog management processes, which respectively integrates and …

Crowdsourcing Street-level Geographic Information Using a Spoken Dialogue System R Meena, JBGSJ Gustafson – csc.kth.se Abstract We present a technique for crowdsourcing street-level geographic information using spoken natural language. In particular, we are interested in obtaining first-person-view information about what can be seen from different positions in the city. This information … Cited by 3 Related articles

[BOOK] Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots and Smartphones: Putting Spoken Dialog Systems Into Practice J Mariani, S Rosset, M Garnier-Rizet, L Devillers – 2014 – books.google.com These proceedings presents the state-of-the-art in spoken dialog systems with applications in robotics, knowledge access and communication. It addresses specifically: 1. Dialog for interacting with smartphones; 2. Dialog for Open Domain knowledge access; 3. Dialog for … All 2 versions

An Automated Dialog System for Conducting Security Interviews for Access Control M Ababneh, M Athamnah, D Wijesekera… – Critical Infrastructure …, 2014 – Springer Abstract Visa, border entry and security clearance interviews are critical homeland security activities that provide access privileges to the geographical United States or to classified information. The person conducting such an interview may not be an expert in the subject …

Syntactic Filtering and Content-based Retrieval of Twitter Sentences for the Generation of System Utterances in Dialogue Systems R Higashinaka, N Kobayashi, T Hirano, C Miyazaki… – Proc. IWSDS, 2014 – uni-ulm.de Abstract Sentences extracted from Twitter have been seen as a valuable resource for response generation in dialogue systems. However, selecting appropriate ones is difficult due to their noise. This paper proposes tackling such noise by syntactic filtering and … Cited by 2 Related articles

Applying a Text-Based Affective Dialogue System in Psychological Research: Case Studies on the Effects of System Behaviour, Interaction Context and Social … M Skowron, S Rank, A ?widerska, D Küster… – Cognitive …, 2014 – Springer Abstract This article presents two studies conducted with an affective dialogue system in which text-based system–user communication was used to model, generate and present different affective and social interaction scenarios. We specifically investigated the … Cited by 1 Related articles All 4 versions

An easy method to make dialogue systems incremental H KHOUZAIMI, R LAROCHE… – 15th Annual Meeting …, 2014 – anthology.aclweb.org Abstract Incrementality as a way of managing the interactions between a dialogue system and its users has been shown to have concrete advantages over the traditional turn-taking frame. Incremental systems are more reactive, more human-like, offer a better user …

Two-Layer Semantic Entity Detection and Utterance Validation for Spoken Dialogue Systems A Chýlek, J Švec, L Šmídl – Text, Speech and Dialogue, 2014 – Springer Abstract In this paper we present a novel method for semantic entity detection in a limited domain for spoken language understanding. The target domain of this method is a dialogue system for an interactive training of air traffic controllers (ATC). The method comprises of …

Remote Dialog Systems R Suhr, R Suhr – Analysis, Design and Evaluation of Man- …, 2014 – books.google.com The Virtual User Inter face (VUI) is a concept that deals with the consistency and adequacy problems and aims at (1) the automated configuration of consistent and adaptive information systems and (2) transforming processes to the user’s needs. The VUI concept is based on …

Utilizing Human-to-Human Conversation Examples for a Multi Domain Chat-Oriented Dialog System NIO Lasguido, S SAKTI, G NEUBIG… – … on Information and …, 2014 – search.ieice.org This paper describes the design and evaluation of a method for developing a chat-oriented dialog system by utilizing real human-to-human conversation examples from movie scripts and Twitter conversations. The aim of the proposed method is to build a conversational … Cited by 3 Related articles All 3 versions

tucSage: Grammar Rule Induction for Spoken Dialogue Systems via Probabilistic Candidate Selection A Chorianopoulou, G Athanasopoulou, E Iosif… – SemEval 2014, 2014 – aclweb.org Abstract We describe the grammar induction system for Spoken Dialogue Systems (SDS) submitted to SemEval’14: Task 2. A statistical model is trained with a rich feature set and used for the selection of candidate rule fragments. Posterior probabilities produced by the …

An Analysis of Older Users’ Interactions with Spoken Dialogue Systems J Bost, JD Moore – lrec-conf.org Abstract This study explores communication differences between older and younger users with a task-oriented spoken dialogue system. Previous analyses of the MATCH corpus show that older users have significantly longer dialogues than younger users and that they are … Related articles

Identification of the Driver’s Interest Point using a Head Pose Trajectory for Situated Dialog Systems YH Kim, T Misu – Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on …, 2014 – dl.acm.org Abstract This paper addresses issues existing in situated language understanding in a moving car. Particularly, we propose a method for understanding user queries regarding specific target buildings in their surroundings based on the driver’s head pose and speech …

Intelligent Virtual Agents and Spoken Dialog Systems come together to Deliver Brief Health Interventions U Yasavur, C Lisetti, N Rishe – cake.fiu.edu Abstract We developed a virtual counseling system which can deliver brief alcohol health interventions via a 3D anthropomorphic speech-enabled interface-a new field for spoken dialog interactions with intelligent virtual agents in the health domain. We present our …

Crowdsourcing for Situated Dialog Systems in a Moving Car T Misu – Fifteenth Annual Conference of the International …, 2014 – mazsola.iit.uni-miskolc.hu Abstract In this paper, we address issues that arise when crowdsourcing data collection of user queries to situated dialog systems in a moving car. Compared to unimodal spoken dialog systems such as systems for smartphones, collecting dialog data for situated dialog …

Leveraging Semantic Web Search and Browse Sessions for Multi-Turn Spoken Dialog Systems L Wang, L Heck, D Hakkani-Tur – research.microsoft.com ABSTRACT Training statistical dialog models in spoken dialog systems (SDS) requires large amounts of annotated data. The lack of scalable methods for data mining and annotation poses a significant hurdle for state-ofthe-art statistical dialog managers. This paper … Cited by 3 Related articles All 2 versions

Improvements of Adding a Spoken Dialog System to a Cooking Coach Application: a User Study A Dekker – 2014 – referaat.cs.utwente.nl ABSTRACT Lately, coaching applications have been developed for many purposes, some of which are using a spoken dialog system. In this document, a research to the improvements of enhancing an application with such a system is described. The specific case studied …

Coordinating Dialogue Systems and Stories through Behavior Composition S Cianciulli, D Riccardelli, S Vassos – Computer Games, 2014 – Springer Abstract We exploit behavior composition in AI as a formal tool to facilitate interactive storytelling in video games. This is motivated by (i) the familiarity of transition systems, on which behavior composition is based, in video game development, and (ii) the fact that …

Toward a deeper understanding of branching dialogue systems LC Taylor-Giles – 2014 – eprints.qut.edu.au This practice-based exegesis examines the field of writing interactive branching dialogues within video games from the perspective of a professional game writer. Leanne analyses both existing critically-acclaimed titles and her own personal works to create a taxonomy …

Data-driven models for timing feedback responses in a Map Task dialogue system R Meena, G Skantze, J Gustafson – Computer Speech & Language, 2014 – Elsevier Abstract Traditional dialogue systems use a fixed silence threshold to detect the end of users’ turns. Such a simplistic model can result in system behaviour that is both interruptive and unresponsive, which in turn affects user experience. Various studies have observed … Cited by 1 Related articles

The CitizenShield dialogue system in multilingual applications C Alexandris – International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies, 2014 – Inderscience The present study involves the development of interlinguas (ILTs) as semantic templates for a possible multilingual extension of the CitizenShield dialogue system for consumer complaints. The proposed’simple interlinguas'(S–ILTs) are designed to function within a …

A Factored Discriminative Spoken Language Understanding for Spoken Dialogue Systems F Jur?í?ek, O Dušek, O Plátek – Text, Speech and Dialogue, 2014 – Springer Abstract This paper describes a factored discriminative spoken language understanding method suitable for real-time parsing of recognised speech. It is based on a set of logistic regression classifiers, which are used to map input utterances into dialogue acts. The …

Real user evaluation of a POMDP spoken dialogue system using automatic belief compression PA Crook, S Keizer, Z Wang, W Tang… – Computer Speech & …, 2014 – Elsevier Abstract This article describes an evaluation of a POMDP-based spoken dialogue system (SDS), using crowdsourced calls with real users. The evaluation compares a “Hidden Information State” POMDP system which uses a hand-crafted compression of the belief … Related articles

Korean Anaphora Recognition System to Develop Healthcare Dialogue-Type Agent J Yang, Y Lee – Healthcare informatics research, 2014 – synapse.koreamed.org … potential for use in the medical domain in that it is an essential component in semantic analysis systems; it can be used either for deep semantic analysis of medical free-text to extract information and knowledge in an automatic manner or to design a dialogue system which can …

A Cloud Based Communication System for Elders Using Dialogue Control K Morita, M Fuketa, J Aoe – Journal of Software, 2014 – ojs.academypublisher.com … Using this feature, it is applied to medical services [6], health monitoring systems [7], dialogue systems [8], and so on. … The cloud-based dialogue systems to be discussed in this paper consist of the following four modules and terminal computer devices (Fig. 1). …

A Machine Learning Approach to Pronominal Anaphora Resolution in Dialogue Based Intelligent Tutoring Systems NB Niraula, V Rus – Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text …, 2014 – Springer … Page 4. 310 NB Niraula and V. Rus anaphora solutions in English to the Basque language. Similarly, Stent and Ban- galore [15] adapted solutions to resolve pronouns in a spoken dialogue system by adding spoken dialogue related features to existing solutions. … Related articles