4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
Philadelphia, PA, USA
WHEELS is a conversational system which provides access to a database of eletronic automobile classified advertisements. It leverages off the existing spoken language technologies from our GALAXY system, and enables users to search through a database of 5,000 automobile classifieds. The current end-to-end system can respond to spoken or typed inputs, and produces a short list of entries meeting the constraints specified by the user. The system operates in mixed-initiative mode, asking for specific information but not requiring compliance. The output information is conveyed to the user with visual tables and synthesized speech. This system incorporates a new type of category bigram, created with the innovative use of the natural language component. Future plans to extend the system include operating in a displayless mode, and porting the system to Spanish.
Bibliographic reference. Meng, Helen / Busayapongchai, Senis / Glass, James / Goddeau, David / Hetherington, Lee / Hurley, Edward / Pao, Christine / Polifroni, Joseph / Seneff, Stephanie / Zue, Victor (1996): "WHEELS: a conversational system in the automobile classifieds domain", In ICSLP-1996, 542-545.