5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

A Robust Dialogue Model for Spoken Dialogue Processing

Masahiro Araki, Shuji Doshita

Kyoto University, Japan

In this paper, we propose a robust processing model of spoken dialogue. Our dialogue model is a cognitive process model (1) which integrates stepwise processing from utterance understanding to response generation, (2) which specifies the interactions between the processing of each steps and two level dialogue management mechanism, and (3) which identifies the possible errors caused by speech recognition error and specifies the method of recovering from the error. Also, We examined the validity of this model using new evaluation paradigm: system-to-system dialogue with linguistic noise. By this evaluation, the robustness of proposed cognitive process model is shown in relatively low recognition error situation.

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Bibliographic reference.  Araki, Masahiro / Doshita, Shuji (1998): "A robust dialogue model for spoken dialogue processing", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0729.