5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

Semi-Automated Incremental Prototyping of Spoken Dialog Systems

Stefan Kaspar, Achim Hoffmann

University of New South Wales, Australia

Cost-effective development and widespread deployment of spoken language systems is only possible if their development process is substantially supported by intelligent design tools. In this paper, we present PIA a new approach for fast prototyping of complex spoken dialog systems. Dialog structures are specified in a specialised fully declarative design language. Dialog design in PIA is considered a knowledge acquisition task, where knowledge about possible user input and the desired system reaction is incrementally derived from actual interactions. PIA strongly supports the designer to keep the fine balance between robustness of recognition and the naturalness of the dialog

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Bibliographic reference.  Kaspar, Stefan / Hoffmann, Achim (1998): "Semi-automated incremental prototyping of spoken dialog systems", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0651.