First European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Paris, France
September 27-29, 1989

Should an Oral Dialogue System Be Modular?

Laurent Romary (1,2), Jean-Marie Pierrel (1,3)

(1) CRIN INRIA-Lorraine, Vandoeuvre Les Nancy, France
(2) Supelec Metz
(3) Université de Nancy I, France

We discuss in this paper the problems bound to modular architectures, which lie at the root of most current speech understanding systems. We see why the use of different linguistic models brings about communication problems inside such systems and therefore, we detail the possible steps that could lead to an integration of this different types of knowledge. Finally, we propose a structure for a new architecture, illustrating its feasability through the study of temporal information in man-machine dialogues.

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Bibliographic reference.  Romary, Laurent / Pierrel, Jean-Marie (1989): "Should an oral dialogue system be modular?", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 2569-2572.