4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

ALICE: Acquisition of Language In Conversational Environment - An Approach to Weakly Supervised Training of Spoken Language System for Language Porting

Tetsunori Kobayashi

EECE, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Aiming at reducing the woik required for the language potting of spoken language system, a conversational second language acquisition system is proposed. This system need only small lexicon in the initial stage. It need neither hand-description of rules nor the collection/annotation of large corpus. It refer the corpus of semantic frames which is obtained through development/use of first language version of the system. Then, it make hypotheses which leed to reasonable semantic frames and parse the sentence with them. The system drive the back-end system with the interpretation and confirm if the result is suit for the user's will. With above process, the weakly supervised training of the spoken language system is realized.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kobayashi, Tetsunori (1996): "ALICE: acquisition of language in conversational environment - an approach to weakly supervised training of spoken language system for language porting", In ICSLP-1996, 833-836.