First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 90)

Kobe, Japan
November 18-22, 1990

Dialog Management System Mascots in Speech Understanding System

Tetsuya Yamamoto (1), Yoshikazu Ohta (1), Yoichi Yamashita (2), Riichiro Mizoguchi (2)

(1) Faculty of Engeneering, KANSAI University, Osaka, Japan
(2) The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, OSAKA University, Osaka, Japan

Many kinds of expert systems have been developed in various fields to date. To realize interaction through spoken Japanese between a user and such an expert system, we are currently developing a dialog management system called MASCOTS in addition to the speech understanding system and the speech synthesizer. MASCOTS manages the complex flow of dialog using two stacks and plan information. It sends useful information tailored in appropriate forms to the expert system and helps the language processing system by predicting the next user utterance. This paper describes the architecture of MASCOTS focusing on exchanges of the information with the language processing system.

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Bibliographic reference.  Yamamoto, Tetsuya / Ohta, Yoshikazu / Yamashita, Yoichi / Mizoguchi, Riichiro (1990): "Dialog management system mascots in speech understanding system", In ICSLP-1990, 1301-1304.