Second European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Genova, Italy
September 24-26, 1991


Dialogue Interpretation Model and its Application to Next Utterance Prediction for Spoken Language Processing

Takayuki Yamaoka, Hitoshi Iida

ATR Interpreting Telephony Research Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan

We propose a dialogue interpreting model for telephone inquiry dialogues and an application method of predicting the next utterance using the model for a speech-language interface. This method can provide context-sensitive information about the appropriate next utterance on an abstract level. Using this type of information and linguistic and pragmatic knowledge to connect the information to the corresponding surface linguistic expressions, selecting the correct candidate from speech recognition output in a context-sensitive way can be realized. Keywords: spoken dialogue, speech recognition and understanding

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Bibliographic reference.  Yamaoka, Takayuki / Iida, Hitoshi (1991): "Dialogue interpretation model and its application to next utterance prediction for spoken language processing", In EUROSPEECH-1991, 849-852.